5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   First thing I thought of was nettles, cooked nettles.   Dunno why, but that’s what I tasted.   Malty, some biscuit, pale hop and citrus peel.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   A touch stale on the finish, but its minor.   Lingering pith, citrus peel, biscuit, and maybe even a little bit of pine or spruce.   Could stand to be a touch sweeter.   Nothing really out of the ordinary for a Winter Ale, but decent enough.
BK7 (734) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Oranges, caramel, nuts and spices. A little bit of something roasted. Sticky. Light bitterness throughout. Tasty.
Reid (1906) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Roth’s Sunnyslope Market in S.Salem
Pours a clear hazelnut colour with a small frothy off white head. That goes after a few minutes but leaves a lot of lace down the glass.
Well balanced aroma here,spruce,slight resin and deep citrus peel, all balanced by a chewy,nutty caramel malt.
Taste is almost exactly as described in the aroma..except the deep dark lcoffee after taste that goes on for ever..nice.
Nice on the palate..well balanced and not too sticky.Medium to low carbonation.
Very nice winter beer here, drinkable and not cloying.
Worthy does these deeper malty beers better than IPAS!
Bule (765) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Liquid Assets. Pours a pale brown color with a bit of head. Broad well balanced hop flavors without anything overpowering too much. Very easy going.
pdx77 (1376) - Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at 2013 Holiday Beer Summit at Roscoe’s. Very clear golden amber color. Fruity aroma with sweet orange and syrup. Taste is sweet syrup malts, orange, hint of spice. Lighter bodied than expected, finish is sweet with a hint of hop bitterness.
raphael (884) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
my nose thinks strawberry, with honey and light woodsmoke. a round peachy fruitness that stings my tongue with a citrus-resin combo, woodsmoke, caramel. spongy off white head on clear orange-brown. soon feel the alcohol warming. sticky finish