herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Big malty character with some spiciness and hops at the end.Needed a little more of both to make it really stand out though. Very good but slightly one dimensional. ravidesai (979) - Bombay, INDIA - NOV 26, 2002
(2001). not quite a barley wine as it is dominated by a malty toast-like taste,as in a scotch ale some spices here with a understated hoppiness.
potent alcohol content is masked well to make this a good winter warmer. Crit (4125) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2012 Brown,thick beige head.Spicy dry malt nose.Palate of spiced malt,dark fruits,faintly metallic.Slightly dry medium str,lasting hop bitter end DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 brilliantly ruby in color with a thin creamy top..aroma was very cherry-like...low carbination..heavy cherry medicine with a firm but subtle hop following..semi-full bodied..metallic cherriness..malty with a bitter foundation Ernest (7938) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2002
2002 bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is dark orange-brown. Aroma is lightly malty (nutty, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately acidic, lightly bitter, very unclean. Medium to full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Now this is some foul stuff...horrible aftertaste, undrinkable...either this is a ruined batch or the rest of you are on drugs. Hmmmm...or maybe I'm on drugs. What I really want to know is how they got Mississippi River water all the way up to Washington.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 14, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2003 Aroma of banana (esters?), caramel, hop twang, and hint of alcohol. Dark brown color w/ thin head. Flavors of Roasted malt, licorice, coffee, smoke, banana flavor (coming from malts + esters?) Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2003 I liked this. Nice and malty, with a warming taste about it. Appealing to the mouth. My only complaint is the bitterness in the finish, which is somewhat overpowering. Other than that, a good beer. Rerate: A little hit of dryness and skunkiness, not as good. sloth (2979) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2002
Malty, spicey nose, ssome hops and yeastyness also?Clear brown color.Taste some chocolate and pears. Kind of an eraser flavored finish.Good drinkable winter brew.Dont even notice the 7% alc.Always enjoyable to me. HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2002
(Best by 4/1/03) Snow Cap is one fine looking glass of beer, great color and an awesome lasting head. I do get a slight East Kent Goldings nose, but not much else. The palate is firm malty and fruity, the hops play a nice supporting role. I must admit as the beer warms the hops start coming on stronger. The finish is the long lingering hoppy/nutty type that is great for cooler weather. Snow Cap is well made and enjoyable. AxeMaster221 (342) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2002
Had on tap..came a dark brown with a thin white head that diminished quickly. A very mild malt aroma was followed by a pleasant malt flavor, with a very understated hop finish. I didnt really pick up on the fruity flavors in the commercial description. Good, but not my favorite winter brew.