rarbring (2295) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2014
Overall: Smooth, borderline boring.Lubiere (13992) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2009
Note: Steelhead Brewing Company Reviewed 2014-03-16.
A deep dark reddish to mahoganny ale with a thin lacing creamy moka head. A pleasant aroma of light molasses, raisins, veering on doppelbock. In mouth, a rich nutty malt, with light chocolate notes, raisins, light bananas, almost German. Interesting! On tap at brewpub, Jan. 17 2009.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2005
This was a big rich monster, lots of sweet malts up front, lightly roasted, with a caramel taste that intensifies as it warms on your palate. Pours dark red with a quick falling whtie head. Very soft feeling with a lot of body. The alcohol was hidden very well up front, but showed a bit in the finish. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Burlingame. Very sweet, alcohol aroma. Nice. Ruby red color with tan head. Head is lasting to some degree with nice lace. Strong alcohol mouthfeel. Some off-notes, but still solid. slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 3, 2004
It looks nice with the dark tan color, the name sounds nice, but this beer doesn’t taste that good. It has an alcohol content of 10.5%, and it tastes like it. It’s almost like drinking a dark ale with a shot of vodka added to it. The booze ruined this beer for me.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2004
creamy tan head dissipated rather quickly to a clingy tan ring. deep chestnut body. nose of a barleywine! alcohol prevalent among creamy ripe fruits, port wine and flaked barley. Big malty sweetness, velvety and ripe. mature, deep and rich. biting and bitter, but well balanced and follows with a solid malt backbone. this is good. warm and yummy right to the tummy. roastey notes reamin, as well as an emerging chocolatiness. Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2003
berry aroma with alcohol notes, flavors of berry alcohol with a hoppy finish, full bodied and the brewer's best effort