pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Tasters of ’12 and aged ’11 at Amnesia Winter Ale Festival. 2012 was bright and hoppy, while the 2011 was more viscous, heavier, but a little more bitter on the finish. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin tan head. Filled with fruit and spice aroma and flavor. Lots of dried like fruit flavors and added alcohol. This was tasty and warms up super. I loved that this stayed still as ever consistent when it warmed up. Very nice beer. neepsntatties (1988) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2010
The 2009 SJ on tap at Amnesia’s winter ale fest (2010). Colour...nearly black with no head. Nose... burnt sugar, dark caramel and loam. Palate... gentle CO2, light molasses, turbinado, roasted chestnuts, oak, light coffee and a slightly dry/sweet malty finish. I haven’t much liked this one in the past, but a year of ageing has done it wonders! riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Nice aroma of dark chocolate, dark fruits, and roasted malts. Pours dark brown alomst black with a really nice brown head and sticky lacing. Roasted malts, sweet dark fruits, caramel, and chocolate in the flavors. Some earthy bitterness and roast on the finish along with some residual sweetness as well. Hops are earthy and the finish is long and dry. BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUL 2, 2008
I would have called this an ESA, but that’s just me. Nose is full of dark fruits, a bit of candy sweetness, and the roasted maltiness that will soon envelop your palate. Lots of dark plums and raisins notes, some brown sugar and roasted coffee and caramel. Some spice and hops coming through in the finish. Absolutely lovely!
cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2008
On draft at the Amnesia pub. The flavor and palate came across as somewhat watery and weak; an attempt to be an interesting beer but I just wasn’t getting it. raphael (1254) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Plum, chocolate, roast aromas. impenetrable drakness, minimal head, a little weight int he mouth and good tingle of carbonation (on tap at horse brass). flavors orf roast malt, coffee, caramel, citrus, cardoman, alcohol. finsishes with a rough hop edge BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2008
murky brown with red hues. Islands of off white head. Dark sweet malt nose with hints of dark fruits. Mixture of chocolate dark fruits and coffee in the body. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2007
On tap everywhere that loves great beer in Portland (we had it at Concordia)--Poured a dark brown-black body with little tan-beige head. Nose of sweet malty, chewy grains and gritty loveliness. Sweet raisiny fruits and plummy favorability. This is becoming a Portland classic. My sleigh was fully jerked. Citric chewy nutty and biting hops in the finish. Very nutty and winterific. Keep this beer in mind if you decide to explore Portland’s beer scene in the winter. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Pours quite dark and was served way too cold, so I waited a few minutes and came back to it and it really opened up nicely. This has alot of dark fruit flavor, and the spices from the fruits are really showcased. Lots of chocolate and a roasted nuttiness rounds out the flavor profile.