Fatehunter (2614) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Pours a finger and half of head on a brown body.
Aroma has a nice lemon and medium roasted malt, some dark fruits too.
Taste has some mild fruit sweetness with a little lemon bitterness.
Texture is thicker.
Nice flavors, mellow for a winter ale. thetmaxx (927) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Poured from the bomber from tavour. Pours a crimson red. Nice head, thin but prevalent. Aroma is caramel, nutty, maybe some cocoa? Flavor is similar except with a great hop bitterness. Finish is dry and clean. Overall a great winter ale. DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
20-Aug-15 (22-oz bottle)maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2014
This winter seasonal pours a very hazy, deep-amber body and about two inches of foamy head, settling very slowly to a blobby blanket, leaving gobs of foam on the glass instead of intricate lacing. The nose is fully malty with caramel, toffee, toasty bread, and light chocolate. On the palate, toffee and sweet caramel candy stand out along with toast and candied fruits. It’s pretty sweet with just mild roasty bitterness to offer any counter. The beer is full bodied, medium in carbonation, very soft and smooth on the palate. Overall, this is just a deliciously malty winter beer that’s a great sipper.
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear darker brown color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose is really well balanced - I get a little bit of grass along side some bread and yeast notes. Taste is very slightly bitter, with a fair amount of toasting coming through. Not bad. umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bomber thanks to michaelinwa. Pours a dark copper color with a huge fluffy head that fades very slowly and leaves chunky, soapy lacing. Rich, malty aroma with some flowers and mild spice. Taste is smooth, sweet caramel malt with just a mild bitterness in the finish. Floral hops throughout and just a touch of citrus in the finish. A tad over-carbonated, pretty foamy in the mouthfeel. Medium to thick to body. Really tasty beer.
fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
Draught at Mckay’s Taphouse, BellinghamriversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Beautiful dark amber color, bright, with creamy head. Nice aroma of caramel and hops, some earthiness, green fields; very light fruitiness. Smooth mouthfeel, full bodied, with good caramel, moderate residual sweetness, malt, some hop resins, light bitter oranges, and quite strong bitterness.
Biscuit toffee caramel and herbal dank hops. Amber brown pour big creamy lasting head and lace. Flavors of biscuit and herbal hops mainly. A little caramel abd a little toast as well as a toucg of pine. Nice lingering dry bitterness. Another solid pnw winter warmer. jdavisesq (74) - - DEC 4, 2012
Growler from taproom into pint glass. Pours deep red to brown with sliver of white head. Aroma of butter, malt and yeast. Solid bitter up front and at the end, grassy but malty. Similar to Sierra Celebration. madvike (3301) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle tasted semi-blind from brewolf...thanks Michael! - Pours deep dark amber with a thin foamy light tan head. Nose is lightly grassy, with some herbal notes and lightly toasted malt. Taste is the same, with some butterscotch notes, smooth yeasty malt, and a touch of herbal hops. Smooth and thick body with a fine-bubbled carbonation. improvjock (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours an opaque old penny copper with cream-colored, almost yellow head. Aroma of sugar, malts and vanilla. Flavor is very sweet at first, but has a bitter hop bite in the finish. Not bad at all!