shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2007
A good brew for a winter evening, with a nose of cherries, a hint of honey, and some lightly earthy notes. Pouring amber with a medium laced head and rinsing across the palate with flavors of dark fruits balanced with a slight honey sweetness, a floral hoppy finish and a warming alcohol blanket. MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Fairly clear orange/copper with medium head. Medium lace. Aroma was earthy and citrus hops. Taste was dark, sweet fruits, brown sugar, earthy hops. Medium body, oily texture. Slight alcohol finish. Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Bottle: Clear orange with a thin white head, wood in the aroma, full bodied with mellow carbonation, starts and ends lightly sweet, with a long sweet ending. mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2006
If you expecting a real English Strong Ale make sure you pass this one by. I thought the beer was more fruity tasting than bitter. I didn’t mind the beer, but maybe it would play better in the summer. Not bad, just not real good either. notoutpink (6) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2006 does not count
An excellent seasonal ale. Smells of caramel, hops, and dark fruits and has a similarly well balanced taste.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Blind tasting. Not a big fan of this one. Clear amber. Sweet aroma and malty taste. Just too sweet...needs more to it. Drinkable though. LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a clear reddish amber with minimal light tan bubbles. Rich malts, wood, earthy hops, fruit, spice and some molasses. Oily texture and moderately carbonated. Ending is warm, malty and sweet with notes of fruit and flowers. Krausen (102) - USA - DEC 17, 2006
Good winter ale, nice caramel and fruity notes without overwhelming alcohol or hop. Great balance for a drinkable beer. A nice departure from the flood of spiced, over hopped and over sweet beers. DocLock (10830) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Thanks to Jake for another winner. This one pours clear deep coppery ruby colored, with a 2-finger off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, sour mashy fruit, hops, figs, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Tastes caramel malty as a base, with hints of figgy fruit, brown sugar, spices, and plum notes. cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Very drinkable beer for the winter. Powder hound is a classic choice for those eager to ride the mountain. I like the spice and prefer it over snow cap.