bhensonb (15753) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Bottle from Liquormax in Loveland, CO. Dark copper color with a reasonable tan head. Aromas of darkish malt and piney? hop. Medium body with strange carbonation. Flavor is caramel and pine. It warms. Finishes neither sweet nor dry, and somewhat hoppy. Pretty good. Tmoney99 (14963) - 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. marcus (10669) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 7, 2009
This copper ale poured with a fluffy beige head and a floral aroma. The flavor is all caramel malt with some pine undertones and a little harshness at the finish. bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Bottle. Ruby toffee colored beer with a cream colored head. caramel and light grapefruit aroma with light pine. Grapefruit and pine flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine lingers with toffee. JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2005
12 oz bottle. Deep amber colour with a thick off-white head. Sweet caramel malt aroma, some brown sugar, a lot of toasty malts melded with a combination of piny and grapefruity hops. In the mouth, this beer has a sweet toasty caramel malt backbone and has a nice Cascade hop flavour. Pine/grapefruit with a well-balanced bitter finish. A bit sticky in the mouth. Hops become noticibly spicy as it warms. Tasty brew.
3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Dark brown with an extremely huge large-bubble head. Musty head which smells like pine and gasoline, with the very distinct aroma of (I’m not kidding here) gun powder. Flavor is that same harsh gun powder with a wood and sap flavor as well. Really not that delighting, especially when tasting along side the Fish Tale WinterFish. Ever want to eat a clump of dirt? Hops show up in the finish, a small upside to this one. Doesn’t stack up to the other winter seasonal I’ve been sampling. Tasted this along with Flying Dog K-9 Cruiser and Fish Tale WinterFish, and WinterFish won. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Bottle pours a slightly hazy rusted brown, large off-white frothy head, sticky lacing, with very light carbonation. Soft hop aroma, with a toasted malts and cocoa in the background. Burnt grass up front, somewhat malty, while a mild hop bitterness follows. Medium body, a bit less than medium mouthfeel. Fairly boring on the backend, slightly malty, with a light hop bitterness that lingers. Meh... It looked so tasty but didn’t live up to it. BrewDad (5667) - 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. BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Sampled draught at Cascade Lakes Lodge, Bendbeerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Copper ruby color, fairly dark with little head. Nose of fruity hops & sweet rich malts. Light plums & molasses. The flavor is rich, very full bodied, sweet & bitter, nice strong blend with an accompanying body that rocks. Finishes tangy, creamy, good.
Reddish amber color. Medium head. Aroma is malty and sweet with a hint of dark fruits. A medium bodied winter ale. Malts are nutty, sweet and fruity, touches of chocolate and toffee. Hops are spicy and a touch bitter. Malty and smooth this one is a nice belly warmer. Hides the 8.0% alcohol well. Nice smooth beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.