JFParnell (72) - Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 Cask conditioned sample at the Redhook brewery in Woodinville, so this is the best that it gets. Natural overtones of dish soap and toe jam permeate this beer with just a hint of castor oil. Nasty aftertaste makes the drinker wish that they had brought some mouthwash with them. Head lays flatter than piss on a platter, and the brown color reminds one of dead leaves. Overall a very undrinkable beer, and well worthy of the Redhook name. hollybeery (66) - Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Bottle. Pour hazy amber a little bit of maltiness on the nose with a hint of coriander spice. Malts are balanced with nice bitter hops on the palate but the body is not as big as I would like. Decent brew. collinmb (66) - - FEB 12, 2013
I really enjoyed this beer. It looks pretty and the raste us delicious. Mild spices, beautiful head.
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It’s cold and snowy here in SD today so I picked up a six of this at the local market. I’m sitting at the the computer now wondering how it tastes compared to their standard ESB. I should have picked up one of those too. Really quite a nice beer for a cold wintery day. I will buy it again. Thanks Redhook CheersBabe (62) - USA - JAN 29, 2008
Smells like a good beer, malt, hops, a bit of citrus, Looks like a good beer, dark with a medium head. The taste however was a bit lacking. Initially it was nice but the finish was bland and a bit metallic.
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Egg white type head, very dee copper color. Very fruity, hoppy aroma, hints of dry-hopping. Nutty, malty flavor with a hop flavor and lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. More in style with a thinnish IPA than an English Strong. Good beer, though. sdcourtney (61) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2005
On tap at BW3. Not even close to being a conventional strong ale, but a valiant attempt - more of a Brown ale. Nice color and head, flavor has a subtle fruity undertone with a moderate malt backbone. pstorvik (60) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2006
12 oz bottle. Poured with minimal off white head leaving some lacing. Deep amber color with nice hop and malt in the nose. Citrusy hop and dark malt flavor with more of the citrusy hop aftertaste. A nice winter ale. NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2002
Ouch! This beer was very sour and bitter, but not in a good way. Not the best winter ale, for sure. It has the dichotemy of being kind of spicey, but flat at the same time. This beer has the base elemental tastes the Chinook uses, but the Chinook has a better hop aroma, more intriguing quality, and definatly more substance to the flavour. dankitydancer (58) - Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2003
i like it a nice clean winter beer for the folks at red hook i had the washinton version and its was quite nice not too stong with a nice amber hue and a heady head roasted malts make for a seep palate and good finish cheers