17Beer (449) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 15, 2018 pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Gubanc’s. Nutty, malty, caramely, with a really pleasing aftertaste. Great standard holiday ale.
12 oz bottle. Pours a mahogony brown with a nice tight tan head. Scents of spice and malt with a lot of bread and biscuit. Tastes of sweet dried fruit and a nice leather undertone. Some spices but not overwhelming. Nice medium carbonationa and a clean mouthfeel. Warming and nicely made beer. Dogbrick (14309) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2017
Sample from growler. This beer pours a clear copper color with a medium light beige head that diminishes gradually to an outer ring. Strings of lace. Aroma of malt, hops and spice. Medium body with flavors of caramel malt, earthy hops and spiced fruit. The finish is sweet with a malt and spice aftertaste. Decent overall. wlajwl (7209) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2017
Aroma is spices, malts and big caramel. The flavor is cinnamon/spices, malts, big caramel and a spicy hop/slightly sour finish. milewide (2332) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2017
Fine seasonal American strong ale! Has the hops, body and color to represent of the style. fidelis83 (2535) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2017
Chestnut pour with copper highlights and a tall, kinda lumpy ruddy tan head, aroma is caramel, light toffee, light woody notes and floral and light spicy hops. Flavor is caramel, molasses, woody notes, dry hay, light astringent nutty notes, some leafy tannins and herbal and spicy hops. Medium body, a little syrupy on entry, medium carbonation and dry to the finish with a hint of lingering tannin astringency. Decent, but the tannin-ish notes are a little too strong to work.
commonmac (1367) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2017
Pint glass pour at New Bohemia in Uptown with work crew. Deeper ruby/amber color with off white. Aroma is sweeter with caramel and toffee notes. Plenty of malt leading perfectly into the initial taste. First sip is heavy on the malt making me question why this is labeled as an IPA on their menu. The alcohol is presence is definitely felt. A hint of dark fruit and honestly some chocolate qualities. Hoppy bitterness is there at the end. Not one of my favorites but average. I'll keep enjoying the lack of snow. comes1rp (5) - - NOV 18, 2017 does not count
Good American Ale from Bend Oregon. Good taste, no bad after taste and very smooth.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mrdrock (29) - - OCT 30, 2017
Sweet, honey, wheaty aroma
Reddish brown color
Light tan colored head
Good mix of malt and hops for my liking with nutty notes
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mjmoen (626) - - OCT 30, 2017
B-. Pours a black color with khaki head. Drinkable but a little too dry finish maddestmax (11) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 29, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2017 This is a pretty damn good winter ale. Caramely and heady. A little less spice profile than a lot of winter ales. Nice beer at 7%! 👍🏼 Bottle from Safeway in Seattle.