whaleale (14) - Athens, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2014
No faults with this strong, brown ale. Full bodied, malty with a hint hops at the finish. Reminds me of an old ale but milder. That's a juxtaposition, sorry. liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2014
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, with hints of brown sugar, caramel, raisin, biscuit, and maple. Taste/Palate: sweet; finishes slightly astringent and bitter. asandy9 (1) - - JUN 17, 2017 does not count
The taste and aroma are powerful but not so strong that it overpowers your taste buds. It's just hoppy enough, and not that flat tasting stout.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Kirkwwjd (3) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2013 does not count
Loved this beer, poured from 22oz bottle. Was very surprised. Taste very similar to a Barley Wine. Wife and I just discovered one in Portland and now are seeking them out. Dark strong beer, very hoppy. Stronger the taste the better..This is my first review and will stay away from the usual, I either like a beer or not and cannot distinguish between all of smells & taste, I know what I like...Maybe that has something to do with be color blind! Cheers!
knickerbocker (13) - USA - DEC 4, 2002
Man for a New Yorker brought up on the old east coast beers and ales
to have been able to experience a deep, satisfying, rich, hearty, bitter - sweet,
excellent brew from Petaluma. This is what it’s all about.
Have I died and gone to Ale heaven?
SanfordBrewer (1574) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2010
lucent mahogany, lasting dense tan head, creamy full body, medium co2.badpuppy69 (321) - orange, California, USA - DEC 11, 2014
aroma: creamy hops.
taste: very caramely malt, tobacco leaf hops, a bit of oaky sweetness.
great creamy body, perfectly balanced, hides alcohol well.
Pours a dark amber with a nice creamy head. Aroma is roasted malt some chocolate and some dark fruits. Taste follows the aroma accept more pronounced in the taste. Nice malty yummy beer Medium mouth feel. Super easy to drink and very tasty! davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Very tasty. Strong malty flavours, with spicy notes. Alcohol is noticeable. Viscous. tsd08460 (1130) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Aroma: caramel, alcohol,
Appearance: deep brown-red, clear, tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter finish
jriggenbach (9) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2007 does not count
One of the best winter ales brewed in America. It won’t be everyone’s favorite, but you owe it to yourself to give it a try, particularly if you’re a lover of barleywine style ales.