HonkeyBra (3643) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at FoBAB 09. Awesome name. Also had no idea this had split peas in it. Hazy murky amber pour, some head. Aroma is caramelly and a bit wheaty. Kind of strange. Flavor is pretty strong and caramelly also. Really not sure what to make of this one, but it was aight.
nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Bistro Barrel Aged Fest in Hayward. Hazy medium amber color with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma is floral with sweet malt and caramel, oak, fruity notes, and peas, oddly enough. Flavor really showcases the split peas, which I found really interesting and different. Also some slight vinous notes, oak, wheat, sweet caramel malt, and mild floral hops. Medium body with soft carbonation and high drinkability, especially for the high ABV, which is very well hidden.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2nd beer from Strong Ale 2009. 10th rating, lets make this one official. Pours orange with a tan head. Nose is sweet, rich and just ok. Taste is sweet, a little off but ok.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the 2009 Pizza Port Strong Ale Fest, this beer poured a hazy golden color with a small head and vinuous notes in the flavor
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Pizza Port Strong Ale fest 2009. Pours a deep mostly hazed orange amber with a frothy off white head. Nose holds some yeast and bready malts. Very fruit forward as well. Flavor is also quite yeasty and sweet.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Stone 14th. Rating# 19. Hazy brownish orange color with a thin white head. Light aroma, belgian like almost, some caramel. Rich and boozy, sweet and quite good. (1362)
BREWMUSKCLES (2339) - New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
yeasty and malty burnt sweet hay and light enough body. yeasty despite the body and burnt competes with pleasant hop character.
Slipstream (2159) - USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle’n’Hum Bear Republic event. A sweet and grainy barleywine-type brew, with a little wild funk. Sweet, fruity aroma, a warm finish, and some dry oak. Eccentric stuff, but interesting for sure.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Bistro BA Fest 2009. Aroma is berry, strawberry, alcohol, malt. Taste is strawberry, yeast, malt, caramel.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at rattle with anthony and James. Sugary and sweet... A bit boozy. Some notes of green raisens and dates.