liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2015
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty and nutty, with hints of leather, caramel, and toast. Taste/Palate: starts sweet and crisp, and finishes creamy with a long bitterness. ordybill (1800) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Poured from the tap into a 20 OZ mug at the Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a dark brown amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is heavy malt with some biscuit and caramel thrown in for good measure. The taste is similar to the nose and has a nice sweet malt taste with some noticeable alcohol. An Outstanding beer kidmartinek (5001) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Dark brown with a good dirty head. Smooth bitter malty aroma. Smooth malty bitter palate. Perfectly smooth. Medium body. Awesome beer sitting around the 19 barrel firepit. I wanna get snow! warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 23, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pour is a nice deep brownish amber, clear, a nice 1 1/2 fingers of khaki head that sticks. Smell is very promising. Malty with big caramel and dark fruit notes, with a touch of citrus. Also some spicy hop character. Taste is just as good. Malty and complex with a good hop finish that doesn't overwhelm the malt. This reminds of a barley wine but much more sessionable. Good brew!
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Draught. Poured dark brown with thick white head. Much lacing. Malty aroma, with something else, like the aroma of a fine unlit Havana cigar. Full bodied flavour, malt, cocoa, and ’n bietjie molasses. Malty finish. I loved this and hope they’ll bottle it.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Christmas/winter ales are some of my favorites, and this is a solid one. Nice malt base. The requisite spices are present, but I wouldn't mind them being more forward. Rather, this is a heavier version, with a solid caramel flavor. B/B+
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Appearance is a dark brown copper color supporting a thin dissipating head leaving patchy lace. Smell of dark specialty malts, dark fruits with a light sweetness. Taste has a rich flavor of the dark fruits, strong malt backbone with a touch of hops to offset the sweetness. Mouthfeel is full and slick. A very nice strong ale thats an easy sipper on the coldest days. 19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Deep brown body. Hearty malt backbone highlighted by a bevy of lightly toasted and somewhat roasted cereal malt complex. Sweet molasses accents. Very rich grain character. 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! HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Deep amber with a white fluffy head and good lacing. Malty nose with hints of toffee. Very balanced and drinkable beer with a nice hop bitterness at then end. A well crafted beer.