beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
I would place this as a red ale with strong ale characteristics. Nice hop load delivered here in this amber colored brew. Get some raisin and dark malt in the aroma. But stays red ale in the end. Would love to try with their other versions. pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2012
On draught at Gubanc’s. Nutty, malty, caramely, with a really pleasing aftertaste. Great standard holiday ale. Theydon_Bois (20890) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle at Chriso tasting (thanks initially to Bird) 18/11/12. raphael (1295) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Lightly hazed dark amber with a thin off white head that clears to the edges and forms a film.
Mose is malts, toffee and a little spice.
Tastes of toffee, malts, caramel - a little bland and muted in flavour.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate.
I smell cherry prunes, fresh split wood, distant caramel. minimal off white head on reddish amber clarity. smooth & aromatic in the mouth. ctirus hops speak up among the fruit in the flavor department, dry among the sweet. Leighton (22550) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle at Chriso Tasting, London. Pours clear, light brown with a sturdy, off-white head. Semi-dark malt nose, some ripe fruits. Medium sweet flavor with toasted bread, light brown sugar and dry, ripe fruits. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Balanced finish, not too sweet, more toasty bread. Very good beer.
yespr (48094) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clearand golden amber with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty, herbal hoppy and light phenolic. Sweet caramelish, light toasted malty and breadish. Bitter and dry roasted malty finish. BK7 (805) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle. A smooth drinking brew. Chocolate, caramel and dark fruits. mild bitterness throughout. A bit chewy. Some alcohol at the end. Tasty. thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2012
22oz bottle: Appearance is fairly dark brown with slow fading creamy tan head. Aroma is of caramel malt. Taste is a fairly complex mixture of Caramel, toffee and coffee along with hints of roasted malt. Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Out of the bottle from Fred Meyer. Pours extremely dar with a reddish hue. It has a full white head that is slightly creamy. Smells sweet and malty. Taste is very sweet without being overdone. Slightly nutty and roasted taste that I can’t quite place. Very unique and excellent winter beer. I am excited to add 10 Barrel to the list of great winter seasonals in Oregon! Reid (2646) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2012
22 oz bottle from Roth’s Sunnyslope Market, in S.Salem.
$3.99. Alc. is 7.0%
Pours a dark slightly murky ruby/amber, lovely thick,bubbly tan head ( about half an inch).
Aroma is very malty..dark chocolate,figs,slightly smokey with some resinous hop.
The taste is similar to the aroma,with the hops leaving a nice after taste.
Nice smooth mouthfeel makes this a quite drinkable strong ale.