after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Draft at ebp. Pours a murky dark brown with a dense and creamy dark tan head. Loose sheeting lace. Big complex nose of caramel, molasses, toast, and black walnuts. Creamy fairly thick body, soft carb. Toast, black walnuts, molasses on the mid palate with a crisp piney finish. Ferris (16728) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Draft - Roast and pine. Deep cloudy brown with a decent white head. Roast and some pine. Nice and balanced black IPA. fiulijn (21471) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2016
Draught at the brewpub BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Dark mahogany color, almost black, with creamy brownish head. A dark beer, bold but quite dry; it manages to convey both the roasty quality of the dark malts and the resiny quality of the hops. Similar to the CDA, but with an additional notch with the malt.
Dark brown in color, hazy with a thin tan head. Nice malt and deep rich flavors. Nice hops backing this was a crisp easy drinking winter ale. Some spices come through and make for a nice brew. AmEricanbrew (7065) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle. Ruby brown color with a wispy tan head. Roasty, nutty, chocolate aromas. Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Nice roasty malt, chocolate, pale malt flavors with some hoppy bitterness to finish___classic Pacific Northwest winter ale--very tasty
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 2, 2017
Poured into a mug, the appearance was a dark brown color with a finger’s worth of off white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Sly stringy lace. robforbes (2269) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2012
The aroma had some roasty nuts, caramel and toffee malts and some resinous/piney hops. Really nice blend.
The flavor combines the bitter to the sweet pretty nice. Nicely done hoppy to malty aftertaste with a concurrent finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Smooth carbonation feels good. ABV felt right too.
Overall, nicely done American brown ale that I could come back to if it was in my distro. Thanks Frank.
pours brown with a small tan head, and good lacing. CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
smell is of malt, spice, milk chocolate, and licorice.
taste is creamy, chocolate, some spice, dark fruits, roasted malt, and some hops. ends creamy and not as spicy as your typical winter ale.
Sampled at EskimoDave’s houseparty. Very strong bitterness in the nose. Highly gritty bitter coffee and chalky vanilla. I actually agree with Jeff from Vancouver Island Brewing that this is good for not being a typical Winter Spiced. The hops and deepness is somewhat like Hopworks Abominable. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle:   Super deep caramel, beige head, frothy, nice lacing.   Strong earthy cocoa notes, a bit shrubby and woodsy, slight biscuit.   Soft biscuit, pine, nuttiness up front, backside is a malty cocoa with a bitter finish.   Seems somewhat smooth up front, becomes slightly rough on the backside.   Seems bright and a little brash.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Piny finish, cocoa and biscuit linger.   Reminds me of an English Strong crossed with an American Strong.   Decent Winter offering.   Just wished we had the snow to go along with this one. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Not sure how this could’ve been a brown. Nose is earthy and herbal hops toasted nutty notes toffee and a little fruity. Pours darker amber brown. Lasting head. Flavors of earthy herbal hops toasted nuts toffee some danky notes decent dry lasting.bitterness. nice hop presence. Good winter beer.