ajm (1066) - 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 (4532) - 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...
jwardell (23) - Newton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On Tap. Darkish amber color, sharp palate. Some maltiness but overly hoppy, which I personally did not like. I would almost call it a darker IPA.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transparent dark bronze copper pour has a full-lacing small froth of off-white head. Aroma is somewhat muted with a touch of earthy, peaty caramel and a hint of light fruity esters. Body starts with good fullness and earthy caramel sweetness along with some doughy malts and a touch of smoky peat before a drier, slightly grainy bittersweet finish. A pretty interesting and complex winter ale.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ CBC – Dark copper, lightly tanned creamy head. Nose held spicy hop notes with light minty chocolate and caramel malt undertones. Toasted nutty chocolate and soft mint flavor balances on a spicy hop bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, lightly bittersweet finish. Very well made…
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Name: Big Man Ale
dark hazy amber, wispy beige head, nice drippy lace, rich sweet candy caramel aroma, rich dark caramel flavor, lots of thick sweetness but not over powering, a touch of chocolate, some earthy bitterness with a spicy edge for balance,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 14/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Reddish-brown. thin, lacy head. Hoppy, somewhat malty, even faintly grassy at times, though that may be driven by what I’ve been eating (and drinking) previously. Smooth and even flavoring throughout. Dry finish. Very drinkable but not very memorable I’m afraid.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper body with a small off-white head. Timid floral aroma with fruity hints. Well balanced beer with creamy caramelized malts opposing orangy earthy hops. Toasted bun with orange jam. Light but pleasant bitterness. Ok but restrained crowd pleasing IPA that doesn’t deviate from the beaten path. That’s really an Everybody Ale, including midgets.
Zeswaft (1397) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ha, this tastes almost exactly like tall tale with the hops only 1.3x stronger and 2x stronger body. eitherway, this is pretty good but a weak ipa.
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber/brown body, murky appearance with beautiful creamy off-white head. Excellent lacing. Aroma is of sprucy hops, overtaking the malt presence just enough to be dominant. Initial taste is equally sweet and bitter, but the malts retreat at the finish and the hops introduce themselves. Average duration. Light to medium on the mouth, it has an oily to dry texture with gentle carbonation.
Reviewed on January 20th, 2007.