douglas88 (9051) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle thanks to BrewDad. This is one hell of an amber ale. Pours a dark red/brown color with a medium light beige head. The aroma is rich malts, dusty and fruity notes. Some rich caramel also. The flavor reminds me of some nice English beers; fruity and musty malts, somewhat dry and very flavorful. Loads of rich caramel also. Very nice. I could drink a ton of this. BuckeyeBoy (7527) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 2, 2009
On Tap at Maritime Pacific Seattle. Pours out a dark brown topped with a off white head. Aroma of rich malts and a good mix of hops. Tast of the malts again and again. A nice little sweetness goes well with the hops. danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Draft at Jolly Roger Taproom. Pours a black brown. Nice roast characters in the malts. A bit of chocolate. Very smooth mouth. Nice drink. troopie (2322) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Bottle. Poured dark brown, almost black with foamy head. Chocolate, roast aroma. Roast malt flavour, and a sweet note. Slight hop in the roast finish. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Pint - Coopers Ale House - Seattle, WA
anders37 (26194) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2008
Aroma – Nice roasty amber malt aroma with a light hint of hops.
Appearance – Brown in color, clear, with a thin head.
Flavor – Great dark malt flavor with a good use of hops and spices in the flavor.
Palate – Great Mouthfeel, Crisp texture with a dry finish.
Overall – I liked this beer had some great dark amber flavors. There was a great flavor of caramel and toffee flavors with this beer. I will be sure to seek this out again.
Draught @ Jolly Roger Taproom, Seattle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a rosted malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweet malty caramel and chocolate flavor. Roasted malty caramel finish. nuplastikk (6216) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2008
12oz bottle. Dark amber-brown color. Medium bodied, similar to a dunkel with a little more hop balance. Lots of caramel malt flavors. Pretty good for a session dark ale, but a little thin and watery. Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2008
On tap @ the brewpub. Pours brown with amber highlights and lasting thin tan head. The aroma is nutty and caramel along with malt roastiness. The taste is roasty malts mixing with yummy caramel and a bit of dark fruitiness. It then becomes nutty with mildly drying roasted maltiness and more caramel goodness into the finish. Way in the background is a very complimentary pin hop note. This is tasty. robforbes (2237) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2008
purchased at wine a little in port orchard, washington.carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2008
pours dark with a red tint, thin tan head, some lacing.
smell is rag weed, slight roasted malt, cocoa, touch of spice.
taste is malt, thick, caramel, slight cocoa, touch of hops,
Pours really dark for an amber, an opaque brown that absorbs light. Leaves a thin tannish head with good lacing. Aroma of deep malt with a nice bitter taste. Solid finish, but nothing in particular stands out.