Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a white head. Grassy hop toned body with a light spruce hints of caramel malts, grassy bitter hop resins. Nice strong ale.
Fred82 (2113) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz on tap at Cambridge
Aroma : Fruity hops, passion fruits. Floral hops.
Taste : Malty and hoppy. Finish moredately bitter and malty. Fruity and herbal hops
Overall : Nice fruity and malty profile.
Duhast500 (378) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the tap into a pint glass.
The color is a hazy gold with about two and half fingers of white foamy head with some nice lacing.
The smell is a floral flavor with some citrus flavor. A nice mix of grapefruit and lemon is really nice.
The taste is pretty piney and has a great sharp hoppy flavor that is pretty enticing. I liked the good malty finish that evened out this beer and really made a great flavorful experience.
The feel of this beer was light and really even. There was some hops that wanted take too much of a stab at the easy drinking of this beer but it was all just washed away in the end.
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
S reddish amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, nice malt with nice fragrant herbal hops, a bit wild. In mouth, a good nutty malt balalncing well with light hops, good bitterness, another quaffer. On tap at brewpub, Dec. 28 2009.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewery. Pours a cloudy beigish red color with a small off white head. Nose intrigued me at first, kind of sweet and something I couldnt put my finger on, yeilds to some floral and spicey hop notes. Palate is slick with a syrupy feel. Flavors of light bready malts and some floral hop notes.
philvil (173) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2009 tastes like a malty ipa to me. not super hoppy but hoppier than anything else i’ve had at CBC. similar to the always good tall tale pale but more hoppy and ipa-like. goes down easy... i could drink these all day.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Once again a straight forward beer from CBC. amber colored beer with modest head. Grain and bread aroma with some grassy hops in the background. could make a night of drinking just these.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear copper color with am off white head. Aroma is caramel, crystal malt, toast, toffee, floral, and a hint of citrus. Flavor is malty, toast, caramel, some crystal malt, toast, and a nice bitter earthy floral finish.
ajm (1063) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I kinda missed the point of this one. Like a really tart version of Arrogant Bastard. Actually, tastes like a very young Barleywine, like the one I had at the Brewer’s Den that one time. Nose is acidic, flavor is acidic fruit and tart malt. Not really much balance.
thornecb (4289) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from CBC. Pours light mahogany into a shaker. Fluffy tan head with good retention slowly recedes leaving spider lacing. Caramel and resin aromas. Well balanced and crisp upfront with a lasting resin finish. I’d call it an American Strong ale similar to an Arrogant Bastard. Improves tremendously as it warms...