Ernest (5869) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2005 Boulder Strong Ale Fest.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is moderately malty (cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, lemon), with notes of banana, clove, grapes, and wood.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Still needs more aging time, but showing the most wine character of the three so far. I hope Adam is patient with these oaked versions, especially the Salvation and Reverend, which stand to gain the most from this process IMHO.
Kevin (2007) - Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
golden with a huge white head. peppery yeast and sugar. taste is lemon cream, with a spicey yeast finish. very mellow with a touch of cherry, very creamy.