Ernest (5920) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2004 Draught. Body is medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (nuts, caramel), with notes of cask wood and whiskey. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2004 Massively chewy malts; residual unfermentables possibly. Wafty malt aromas were very pleasant. Some hop bitterness, but not enough to balance the sweet and heavy malts, IMO. Big caramel sweetness. Only a slight alcohol nip, though I'm sure there was plenty in there. Sweet, thick and meaty. Rerate: Deep-dark brown and clear. Smooth and mildly carbonated; kind of lightish. Sweet vanilla, caramel, whiskey and wood notes. Interesting brew.