slowrunner77 (11930) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café: Deep mahogany, moderate to large frothy light beige head, very nice lacing. Meaty malty nose, faint nuttiness. Big malty start, pale roast, nutty, with faint pithy hops. Has a decent amount of sweetness to it, feels a bit dry. Moderate to full body and mouthfeel. Sweet malty finish, slight biscuit, doughy, nutty, and bready. Very little hop bite coming in after the finish, but otherwise it seems well balanced. Seems like a nice hefty Amber Ale. Perhaps even a little chocolate malt at the very end. Enjoyable!
"Darker, sweeter and a little more assertive than the standard iPa. Still not a standout, especially in their lineup, but a quality hoppy red, iPa, whatever you want I call it. They had it on the menu as an iPa so so do I." MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
hazy chestnut with lacing white cap. Light oak and bark nose, moderate burnt caramel. Marshmallow and burnt sugar front, faint orange mid before more sweet thinness in the sticky end, the palate too large and coating for the profile. douglas88 (9064) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark copper color with a small white head. A nice sweet fruity and caramel nose. The flavor is big bitterness, sweet dusty caramel, bread, some sweet fruit. Pretty robust, nice. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Dark reddish in color, clear with a thin head. Nice rich thick flavors strong alcohol and lots of hops backing. This was a very flavorful and rich beer. mcberko (17339) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
Sampled on tap at Cascade Brewpub, pours a clear amber wit ha small tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, especially raisins and plums, and toasted nuts. Flavour of the aforementioned dark fruits: plum, raisins and nectarine, with some toasted nuts as well. Dry palate, finishing with orange peel. Decent, but not overly interesting. XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2012
Pint at horse brass. Deep ruby. Aroma of straw, hop bitters. Bit of citrus. Taste is pine, dark fruit malt and citrus bitterness. Spiced hops. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
Sample tray. Copper. Very nice rich roast and strong hops. Like a Cascadian Ale. A bit of a strong alcohol burn at the end. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Draft at elliott bay pizza. Pours an opaque mahogany, nearly black. Balanced and restrained brown bread nose with toasty herbal hop in. Creamy thick body with lively carb, powerful and forward. Toast, caramel, brown bread, black bread, herbal hops, and a generally huge wet malt presence. Big and fun to drink yespr (44810) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2012
From tap at Whisky Bar. Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and light caramelish. Bitter, toasted and dark malty. Smooth roasted malty finish.