grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Better than the first beer I tried from this brewery. Red brown with clinging tan head. This beer is all about malt. It smells like baked goods, snickerdoodles and pecan pie in particular. Finish is warm and a tad watery. Overall pretty pleasing.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 28, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2004 Reddish brown, well carbonated, a little thin looking, quickly dissipating foam. Vinous aroma, clean, malty, light fruitiness and spice. Pear cider like flavor at the front, some caramel malt and plum fruitiness. Moderate peppery spice and hop bitterness in the finish. Typically Flying Dog, great label but unspectacular beer.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Subtitled "Cruiser Altitude Ale". Lovely composition of a beer. Red body with a halo of yellow on the edge. Classic English strong ale aroma profile, malty, cookie (a word nicely and accuratedly used by someone else). The hops are not intrusive on the nicely sweet and balanced, warming alcoholic flavor, though the hops come up (literally and figuratively) in the burp afterwards. Good body, with tingling carbonation cutting through the sugars coating your mouth, though the palate faded too quickly as it warmed. A good representative of the style, and an easy drinking 7.3% abv.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, malty, alcohol, fruity aroma. The fruit is hard to place, but I think it is plum. The flavor was stronger than the aroma with much more caramel/toffee tones to it. As the beer warmed the alcohol dominated the flavor.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orage-amber. Big fruity malt alcohol aroma. Tan head, nice lacing. Very light on palate, good malts, cookies, toffee/caramel, medium bodied, excellent balance from finishing hops. Alcohol is hidden on palate. Very nice.
PorterPounder (4943) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2005 Rerate Chewing tobacco-like aroma, dark ruby red pour, thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Bittersweet chocolate, some strong black tea. Pretty good. Original 3.3 Good malty aroma, sweet, full-bodied fruity flavor with a strong finish. This is my 4th Flying Dog and overall I am impressed. Except for the labels! Itís hard to tell what the hell I am drinking - canít find the type of beer on there without a magnifying glass!
Ernest (5892) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is
dark orange-brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie),
moderately hoppy (resin), lightly yeasty (dough), light note of toffee,
hint of alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly
bitter. Finish is moderately bitter, moderately acidic. Medium body,
creamy texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent, lightly
alcoholic. Pretty well-hidden alcohol, nice mouthfeel, and a decent
flavor balance, but the pine-sap hops and acidity make it hard for me to
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
High ABV is to my liking, nicely balanced best I have had so far from this brewery.Nice choice as the weather is getting cooler here today, enjoyed it on the patio on this cool clear afternoon. Part of a 12 pack sampler .
BockMan99 (20) - lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 27, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Was a bit lighter looking then I was expecting for an English Strong Ale, but what it lacked in color it more then made up for in taste. Has a nice bold smooth taste with no after-taste.
PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild sweetish caramel/toffee aroma. Nice deep garnet color. No head, thin lacing. Smooth malty body with some finishing bitterness. Somewhat earthy . A little tart in the end. Overall, lacking body and character, or much complexity.