Or, more correctly, I should say their beer became available here in bottles recently for the first time. I don’t know precisely when they started bottling it.
Appearance: Hazy mahogany with faint red at the edges when held up to the light. Head is color of wood putty (beige).
Smell: Malty, warm, inviting; molasses, some spiciness, old leather, brown sugar sweetness.
Taste: Right and malty strong ale with a nice dry spicy character in the middle. Hop bitterness comes into play at the back of the mouth. A bit of molasses-soaked dark fruit—currants, maybe.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full with a nice dry bitter character to it.
Overall: Very nicely done, a classic (Northwest) American Winter Warmer.