poisoneddwarf (2690) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Sample on draft. Pours cloudy burgandy with a large beige head that lasts forever; leaves nice lace. Aroma is caramel, raisins, boozy...inviting. Taste is malty sweet but not cloying and a little tart; leaves a somewhat bitter taste in the mouth after swallow. This was really good. I don’t know if it’s because I was on the job and got a free sample--free beer always seems to raise anyone’s spirits--or what, but this seems to be underrated on here. I was very much pleased with it. ACHops (1693) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Growler from Beer Junction. Pours medium reddish brown with thin creamy mocha head. Aroma is roasty malts with sweetish fig notes. Taste is big caramel malts followed by equal parts sticky sweetness and earthy bitter hops. Could stand to be a little less watery. Fig and raisin notes as this warms. I wouldn’t call this a double Snow Cap, but close. Definitely richer, bigger, and hoppier. Pretty hard to find too, which of course makes it more appealing. tightslice (1530) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is canned dark fruit in syrup, spiced dark cherry pie filling, prunes, brown sugar, sweet malts, hazelnuts. Taste is malty with spiced dark fruits, prunes. Finishes with a slightly spicy, bitter hop note. Really enjoyed the dark fruit pie filling / canned fruit vibes on this one. AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Great Alaska Beer And Barleywine Fest 2011. Mahogany color with tan head. Toasted caramel, chocolate, pine, floral aromas. Medium to full bodied with soft co2. Rich toffee, chocolate flavors with toasted caramel, roasted nuts, floral hops--very good. donandres (687) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - JUL 6, 2016
From tap to glass at the Pyramid Alehouse-Seattle
Appearance: dark amber reddish brown, minimal head, some lacing
Aroma: toasted grains
Taste: Bitter, Sweet, nice initial taste and follow through
Mouth feel: sticky
Overall: very good beer, ok to repeat, but not something to look forward to.
bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Draft. Blackish beer with a light tan head. Rich malt and light toffee aroma. Caramel and toffee flavor with light chocolate. Medium-plus bodied. Toffee and caramel lingers with light chocolate and light roast. robforbes (2280) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2017
Pours a dark brown with a tint of red, a large dirty white head, and great lacing.
Smell is of dark fruits, caramel, hops, malt in the back, and a touch of cocoa.
Taste is of figs or prunes, hops, a little spice, some caramel, other dark fruits, and malt. overall a smooth nice Christmas brew. bhensonb (15985) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Tap at Pacific Coast Brewing. Pours dark ruddy brown with a slight creamy tanhead. Aroma is "xmas spice". Near full body. Seems to have juniper. Mild roast malt.Pretty well balanced. BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2011
2011 Oregon Brewers Guild Brewers Dinner
Dark reddish amber in color, clear with a thin head. Big alcohol and malt aroma. Caramel, light chocolate and strong hops flavor. Light pine and a super dry finish. This was terrific strong ale.