CMUBEERMAN (421) - - JAN 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a wierd beer. Taste is very heavy and a bit like of soap. The slightly bitter aftertasted saves it. It pours dark orange and smells pretty good. Not my fave though.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kevin. Body-dark hazy amber with a patchy film of bubbles. Nose-smells like overripend canatloupes. Taste-bran flakes, malt extract, low key sweetness, honey, brown sugar, molasses, great hops on the finish. The hops on the finish are nearly perfect without having an unpleasant biterness. This has all the flavors that I look for in a big American barleywine, but none of the associated sweetness, and I love that! Excellent.
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew marked bbf 11/20/04 poured a large sized head of fine to medium sized mostly lasting light tan bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body contained soft carbonation, was transparent and brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of hoppy caramel malt. Its mouth feel is initially tingly smooth with a hoppy aftertaste. Its flavor contained caramel hoppy notes. An above average brew.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Santa
Pours a rich gold/yellow, with an aroma of pear, grapefruit, and sour grape. Eerily wonderful lacing. Flavor is grapefruit, peach, apricot, and a bit of berry. Palate is slippery. Quite good.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Dough77...Thanks Tim! Pours a dark copper color with a slight white head. Nose of berries and hops, some light apricot and some bread. Taste is very bitter and very hoppy. light bread here as well, with a nice bit of sweet caramel malt thrown in.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hard to pick out specifics in the aroma. Some hops and citrus. Fairly smooth but the end is pretty bitter. some grassy notes. For the style, not a bad brew I guess...but I don’t care for it all that much.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured copper/golden with a thick white head. Good retention. Smell like citrus, graitfruit, caramel, courant and orange. Taste was the same. A little bitter at times but on the whole quite smooth. Good bready taste as it went down. Palate was hoppy with good sweetness. Another solid offering from this good brewery.
guzzler67 (1549) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, reddish copper appearance with a fairly large, long lasting head and good lacing. Flowery, citrusy Cascade hope aroma along with a hint of toffee from the malts. Full bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel. Taste started out well hopped and was balanced by caramel malts. Lingering, fairly dry finish.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange with reddish hue and very thin ringing head. Pleasant aroma that’s hard to pinpoint, but can pick out some hops and sweet citrus. Flavor of light hops, orange, grapefruit, caramel. Creamy sticky palate.