Duhast500 (414) - 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 (12765) - 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 (176) - 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 (1072) - 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 (5445) - 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 (7133) - 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.