Retro42 (18) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to JK for this one. Decent hops in the aroma. Brown color with a light tan head. Citrus and hops dominate the flavor with a dry and slightly bitter aftertaste.
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ooh, ooh, a retired brew shared by JK. Cool! From a 12-oz bottle this brew pours a dark coppery amber with a thin light tan head with good lacing. Aroma of piney hops, carameled corn, some citrus with cinnamon. Taste has a nice sweet and hoppy beginning and then thin out in the finish with a slight dry citrus aftertaste.
badgerben (4253) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thank ya kindly JK! Dark copper color with no head. Aroma strikes me as big, English hops. Dry hop taste with a little orange. A bit of maple as well.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks to either JK or Badgerben for this one. Excellent hopy nose on this brown beer. White head. Dry vaguely earth hop body.
alexanderj (3050) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; poured a very dark amber, off white head (a little creamy) and some nice lacing. Aroma of grapefruit; caremal malt and general earthiness. Initial alot of caramel malt; grapefruit starts to emerge. Medium body and somewhat oily. Pretty crisp finish. Pretty good, but not as good as many in the style.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear dark amber with a small off-white head. Citrusy and piney hop forward that almost covers the malty base. Decent strength to the citrus and piney hop flavor. Light to medium bodied. Moderate to strong hop bitter finish. Some warmth.
Earlier Rating: 5/12/2005 Total Score: 3.6
Poured a dark amber color with a cream colored head. Hoppy aroma of pine and citrus. Flavoris hoppy with some sweet malt. Turns to a moderately bitter finish.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent dark copper orange with a nicely-lacing froth of off-white head. Aroma of toasty caramel malt and green earthy hops. Body starts slightly sweet and caramely malty with a decent fresh grapefruity hoppy balance. Finishes bittersweet and crisp, hiding its alcohol fairly well. A decent American strong ale.
Earlier Rating: 5/12/2005 Total Score: 3.5
Pours a dark copper mahogany with a thin, light tan head. Green, piney hop aroma has some sweet candy and caramel sugar with hints of cinnamon. Starts with a nice sweetness and hoppy balance, but thins in flavor toward the finish. An interesting, well-hopped brown ale. Thanks to aracauna for sharing!
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber red color with a off white head. Aroma is of malts and some bitter hops. Flavor is malty, slightly spicy and a bitter hop finish.
OldGrowth (2100) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, from Raleigh Whole Foods. Good aroma. Sweet. Pine, little orange, brown sugar, little of a seltzer scent that kind of deadens things. Got a little mealy as it warmed. Clean brownish orange color, good head that faded fast. Little to no lace. Bittersweet flavor. Kind of harsh. Not unlike some barleywines I’ve had, Some caramel/roastiness about it. Medium to thick body, oily viscous mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Too harsh & sweet for me to enjoy overall.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (high gravity version) courtesy of NachlamSie. Pours dark copper with small ivory head. Piney hops dominate the aroma, with some bread and hints of alcohol. Flavor is resinous hops, some pine; toast in the middle, and a mildly bitter finish. Alcohol comes out with warmth. This is actually a pretty good brew.