riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Nose of floral and piney hops initially, caramel, toasted nuts, and roast. Definitely a winter warmer style as previously mentioned. Murky brown pour, fizzy head that has some staying power. Flavors of roasted and toasted nuts, caramel, dough, earthy bitterness, hints of citrus and pine. Lingering hop presence balances out with doughy medium sweet finish. Spicy lingering hop flavors. Not bad. Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - DEC 11, 2011
22 oz. bottle, my bottle reads 7.0%- Pours a murky brownish red with an off white to tan one finger head. Aroma is malt, mild hops, spicy. The taste is like a winter warmer with an extra hop kick, another beer that I think is misclassified. Beers that blend genres, how do you pinpoint what they are, this is definitely not an IPA, it reminds me of Grand Teton Bitch Creek ESB, only with more hops, and that beer is Extra Special Brown. There is a definite Brown Ale taste to it, but again with more hops, whatever. Body is moderately light, carbonation is medium to almost low. Overall decent enough. 19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2011
A hearty helping of roast malt. Moderate sweetness with a rich caramel and earthy character. Abundant citrus and pine. A little thinner than expected but still stands on its own. Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Hazed dark brown pour, thin white head of fine bubbles. Smells caramelly and resinous. Bready, toasty, caramel body with a moderate hop resin bitterness on the finish, some citrus and herbal notes to it. Gets a touch watery somewhere in the middle but starts and finishes rather well. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
22. Pours an opaque dark brown with a dense, creamy tan head. Lots of layers of dense sedimentary ringed lace all the way down the glass. Big toasty caramel nose, lots of brown bread and toast. Tangy grapefruit showing plentifully as well. Creamy medium body, gets a little watery here and there, low carb. Brown bread, toast, molasses, and lots of grapefruit on the mid-palate. Interesting profile and not a very common take on winter beers. This one could be a grower over time and testing.
3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2011
same firm malt body and same pungent bright and highly bitter hops, but more of dried orange flesh cereal grains and a touch of medium dark
caramel malt. still pretty enjoyable. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2010
WABL Anniversary party. Strong caramel nose over dark dried hops. Sweet honey body, papery crunch leafy hop finish. Segregated. Ratman197 (15224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle poured a clear redish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, citrus and light pine. Palate was medium bodied anmd smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish. jcwattsrugger (12518) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2010
on tap-pours a light tan head that laces and dark copper color. Aroma is mild pine, medium malt. Taste is pine/grapefruit hops, medium malt-peat.