philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bear Creek BUD Nut Brown--2004 22 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV? 20 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0 ) Light head. Clear thin dark black cherry brown color. Toasty mild nut hop front. Thin smooth mild dry sweet toasted mellow cocoa fruit nut black bread body. Fresh mild tart citrus hop end. Easy. Sampled 4/25/2004.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours dark ruby, large milk frothish like head (off-white), and fantastic lacing. Lacing almost appears like pancake batter, its that thick. Roasted malts on the nose, extremely light hop tones as well. Continued roasted maltiness on the tongue, but the mouthfeel was a bit thin. An abrupt sweet & sour characteristic emerges halfway through. By the finish, and as the beer warms, the sweet & sour effect diminishes. Slight hop bitterness on the finish. Overall, looks great, smells decent, but the flavor is a bit off. Not bad, but just not quite there.