masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Thanks to Brewdad for giving me a chance to try this. Poured a deep orange color into the glass. Aroma was bitey hops, dough and fruit, with a little mint as well. Taste was big hops, nice herbal character, ripe fruit, tangerine, mint, dough and spice. this was nice, and a little different than most. WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Honey lemon and pine in the nose. Hopped to Asgaard and back! And then some in the finish! Great lacing like all of their drafts. mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2008
Pours a lovely pale-strawberry amber with minimal head & lacing. Lovely fresh bread aroma, sweet and lightly buttery, more reminiscent of an early spring evening than the depths of winter. Tastes delightfully bitter, the Goldings are definitely apparent and blend well with the other more citrus-like hops. Definite orange taste but lots of astringent malt and hop bitterness wash over like a bitter tea, never quite disappearing into the warming finish. Body is a tad thin but reasonable carbonation. This straddles a fine line between barleywine and ASA - I like it a lot! A surprise find at Six Mile in Victoria, B.C. carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2008
clear golden color with small head and light lace. hoppy aroma, smooth finish with some hoppy minty taste. Dogbrick (13407) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Sample at the Pike Street location. This beer pours a clear orange color with a medium off-white head that dissipates slowly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Spicy aroma with notes of malt and fruit. Medium-bodied with flavors of toasted malt, honey and sweet spices, followed by mild hops and fruit. The finish is sweet and spiced with light hops and citrus aftertaste. Decent all around.
HogTownHarry (7062) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2008
Bottle (22oz). Shared with blankboy, jerc, mabel and tupalev - bottle courtesy of J&K. Hazy amber, average off-white head. Sweet, mildly leafy aroma, lightly spicy. Sweet apricot malt balanced by very bitter floral hops (rosehips), a bit of a boozy sting to the tail. Light bodied, astringent with a long pungently bitter finish and linger - oddly floral, but I liked it a lot. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2008
Bottle shared with Jerc, Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and Mabel, courtesy of Jerc Mabel. Strong sweet caramel aroma. Medium orange, small white head. Great taste - lots of hops, really malty, some sort of very interesting fruit/fruitiness. Complex and interesting, it is not winter, but I can see why this would make a good winter warmer. blankboy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2008
Bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev, jerc & mabel -- courtesy of mabel. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with an average size diminishing white head. Aroma of caramel malt, sweetness and light floral hops. Flavour of caramel malt and a touch of fruit. Long bitter finish. Average bodied. Meh, nothing wrong with this but somewhat dull stuff. jercraigs (10651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2008
2008-04-18. Dark amber body with small white head. Aroma of strange malt, slightly inappropriate notes I may be reading too much into. Pleasant hoppy bitterness up front, sweet lightly toasty malts in the middle, finish is sort of harsh with astringent bitterness. Average palate. Just can’t get into this one. Bottle from Karen’s Seattle Trip <P>"Who brought the bi curious?" - Blankboy<P>
"Who names their kid Candy?" - Tupalev (Five minutes after the fact) FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2008
22oz bottle. Dusky orange-brown color with a small tan head. Super sugary sweet caramel aroma with fruity and herbal hoppiness. Sharp floral hop note up front with a sweet and slightly spicy malt character. Light alefruit, caramel and toffee. Candied citrus hop flavors in the finish, with a lingering sweet and spicy component. Mouthfeel is a heavy medium, somewhat chewy.