troopie (2415) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Bottle. Poured deep mahogany with cream coloured head. Malty aroma with caramel. Medium to full flavour, malt, caramel and hop. Malty finish. jimhilt (2621) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a little lace. Deep, clear mahogany color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Piney nose. Flavor is balanced with the piney hops and malts. Some bitterness at finish. $1.35 for a 12oz bottle from John’s Marketplace Portland, OR. spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Dark amber color with tan head which dissapates quickly. Leaves almost no lacings. Roasted malt flavor adds a sweetness which is offset by the bitter hops. Grapefruit , pine, and a slight acidity. Good mouthfeel and aroma of coffee / dark chocolate as brew warms. Minimal carbonation. I would recommend this ale be consumed almost room temperature for best enjoyment. The finish is long and ends a less bitter note. Almost sweet at the end. Note: There is no monkey on this label. greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 18, 2008
12 oz bottle. Clear amber with a red hue. No head, big lacing, low carbonation. Sweet caramel and roasty aroma. Flavor of sweet caramel malts, pine, brown sugar, and mild fruitiness. Nice bitter finish. Not a bad strong ale, just a bit unforgetable. CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Pours medium-dark amber, somewhat hazy. Formed off white foamy head. Aroma of malts, pines, hops and wet peat moss. Flavour is smooth, a rather malty flavour with a hop character. A pleasant beer, not to remarkable, but extremely drinkable, thus likable.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2008
12 oz. bottle from John’s Marketplace in Portland. Pours a nice clear ruby chestnut color with a small off-white head and spotty lace. Good roasty and nutty aromas, with light molasses and floral notes. Malt forward beer, roasty with hints of molasses, hops more evident in the flavor with floral and grapefruit notes. Medium body and gentle carbonation. BudWeiser (10) - West Linn, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2007
12oz bottle. Nice copper color. Fruity cascade hop nose. Pleasant malty backbone with a balanced hop taste. Not overwhelming bitter. One of the better 2007 winter ales thus far. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Poured a clear copper-chestnut body with a small but frothy creamy off-white head. Malty and hoppy caramel nose. Sweet sugar hints, but mostly dry and flowery. Definite English yeast presence evident. Pleasant chewy finish that wanes a tad. Overall, though a well crafted brew. Tmoney99 (14866) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Bottle sample from customer at Dilly Deli. Poured cloudy brown with a minimal frothy brown head that diminished quickly with minimal lacing. Moderate sweet pruny aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium sweet malty flavor with a medium smooth bittersweet finish of short duration. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2006
[Draft - Bend, Oregon] This wa sa deep reddisn brown color with no head. This brew was good but neded nore time in the fermentation tanks to really get bigger and better. I wish it had more spice to it and it could have been thicker and had some bite to it. Not bad but needed help.