neepsntatties (2061) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2010
Had this on tap at the Spring Beer and Wine Festival in Portland, OR. (4/3/10). Colour... dark brown with an off white head. Nose... gentle malt and subtle hops. Palate... mildly sweet and subtly hoppy, slightly bitter and roasty, nutty, char ash and a medium length finish. bhensonb (15832) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 12, 2009
As Sled Crasher Collaborator at 6.75%. Pours deep amber. Aromas of rich malt and fruit. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is darkish fruit, roast malt, a hint of chocolate. A bit harsh, but fairly smooth. Quite tasty. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Draught at Widmer: Deep amber, moreso ruby, moderate foamy light beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Sweet roasted malt nose, hayduke (5691) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 13, 2006
slight caramel malts.   Sweet malty amber up front, roasted malts show up halfway through and linger through the finish.   Clean,
easy drinking.   Body and mouthfeel are a solid moderate.   Big hefty roasty amber... I like it!
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2007 On tap at the Widmer Gasthaus, Portland brewhouse. Very rich and dark with a small brown head. Lots of flavors with rich malts and a touch of hops. Smooth on the tongue. A great winter brew. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2006
(Draught - GastHaus) Pours a deep brown color almost cola like in the glass, and a small tan head that disappears as quick as it came. PIne nuts and spruce tips, with some caramel and toffee, a nice biscuity matly beer with some fragrant hops and just a bit of spice and minerals. Good for a pint
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2006
(Draught, Widmer Gasthaus) Pours a deep amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, grass, roastiness, and a hint of fruit. Flavor of pine, caramel, and malt. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2004
On tap at the Horse Brass Pub in Portland. Pours a very dark mahogany, almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is lightly roasty, slightly fruity, with a floral hop backing. This brew was a bit watery and thin on the palate, I was hoping for a bit more malty thickness to it. Slight caramel malt start with a big bland bitterness to finish it off.