beernovice39 (3160) - Montana, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewer. Brown pour with a thin tan head. Scent is herbal, bready and sweet. Taste is sweet malts and some bitterness in the finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery, Durham. Cloudy russet pour with a one-finger creamy head to it. Strong sharp hops and malts in the nose, just a trace of booze. My initial impression is that this is Arrogant Bastard light (though the ABV may prove the latter term wrong). Still, thatís an indication of where theyíre going with the profile and for the most part they hit the mark. Definitely aggressive, which is out of step with the rest of their line. But itís fairly flavorful and certainly goes well with cow.
Wonkawash (not bad, aggressive ASA),
OldGrowth (2757) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pint a brewpub. good aroma, sweet. cocoa, orange, a yeasty nutty scent. brownish orange color. goood head. minor lace. bittersweet flavor. medium body. oily creamy mouthfeel. bitter sweet finish that fades off. better than other offerings. a weaker arrogant bastard, for lack of a better dedscription....send via dumb phone...
freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy chestnut brown with a thick laced beige head. Deep alcohol trails wind down the sides of the glass. Aroma shows earthy brown ale notes, citrusy hops and twizzlers. A hefty dose of caramel malt carries this hoppy beer to a sweet alcoholic finish. Pine notes rise in the long fade.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery. This beer is all over the place...it looks like an amber with a bit of haziness, it smells like an Indian Brown, and it tastes like some blend of a brown, an IPA, and a barleywine. Thereís an initial spiciness, then a strong, sweet malt presence, and a finish that includes both those flavors along with a ton of citrus hops and a warm, though not hot, alcohol bite. I donít know what it is, itís hard to describe, and I like it.
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer. My favorite from BCBB yet. I like the orange bitterness thatís this beer Places on your palate.
emacgee (4145) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy brown with one finger of tan head. Citrusy and English, sweet orange rind and bread with a mildly herbal character. Very nice flavor. Would note have expected this profile from these hops. Lots of citrus and sweet floral notes.
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pretty interesting beer. Very hard to place. Definitely not a ipa, but has more body than a "hoppy amber." The chocolate malt is interesting and works well with the fruity hops. Thought this might be a little messy, but itís easy drinking like most things at BCBB.