troopie (2300) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Poured medium red with thin fast dissipating head. Caramelly aroma, with some raisins and roast. Full malty flavour, more caramel, with earthy noted. Considerable sweetness and a lasting malt finish
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ brewery - pours clear dark red with slight tan head; hoppy spices, rich and malty; some harsh bitterness at first, but also the fruits that would expect from Cascade; caramel, toffee and strong; pretty good stuff
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bailey’s taproom. Pours deep red, good clarity, with a light beige head. Soft piney hop nose. The hops seem to show more in the flavor then the aroma, not as floral as I was hopping for, more siding on the bittering. Caramel and faint chocolate flavors up front, soft of dry chalky finish to the caramel, reminds of those round cream filled caramel candies.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom... Poured ruby with a white head. Leafy, buttery malt on the nose with also some earthy hops. Not as hoppy in the flavors as I would have hopped for in these strong Reds. Lots of butter, caramel flavors from the malt and some sweet fruit (like berries). Similar to an Amber but with a kick from the alcohol.