Ernest (7284) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught, Falling Rock. Head is mostly lasting. Body is hazy dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (cookie), heavily hoppy (resin), moderately yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Poorly balanced, yeasty-stinky, and thin. Not enjoyable.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2006 Cask at Falling Rock: Frothy head; cloudy and orange-hued. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, naturally. Doughy malts. Sharp aromas: spices, perfumes, pepper, pine and citrus (tangerine and lemon). Dryish finish. Really tasted like it was aged in a white wine barrel. At first I found the beer kind of awkward, but it grew on me with a little time. Rerate, draft at brewery: Sweet and earthy, cookie-dough malts, with hints of cocoa and sugary caramel. Juicy citrus (orange, grapefruit). Healthy amount of pine and a nice level of bitterness to balance things out. Slight nip of alcohol gave it a little edge. Somewhat dry finish.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Falling Rock. Off yellow, a little cloudy. No head, of course. Sweet malty aroma, small hops. No carbonation as it should be, smooth casked mouthfeel. Hops are well expressed, and linger long through the finish.