tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve had this numerous times over the years, but somehow I’m just now getting around to rating it. Pours orange red with beige head. The aroma is toast, grain, and flowery hops. The flavor is quite malty, with an amble dose of sticky bittering hops. The finish is dry, and the body is smooth. I can drink this stuff anytime, anywhere.
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
a copper color to it. Im not sure that this one was fresh as it had a huge murky stale vibe going on in both the body and aroma. It still wasnt bad, just not the 3.9 i usually get from my nc boys.
Aurelius (4530) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhat vegetable, seaweed and western hops aroma. Orange. Absolutely orange. Dry, starchy, well-brewed hops. Medium/medium-heavy bittering. Food pairing recommendations are chili and pork rinds. <Snicker> Medium body. Quick chalky finish. I’ve been looking forward to sampling this beer for quite a while, and I wasn’t disappointed. A finely balanced, but sufficiently hairy-chested brew.
BeerandBlues2 (10449) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12-oz. bottle. Pours clear mahagony, ruby with a small tan frothy head that mostly diminishes, lined lacing. Fragrant floral hop and caramel malt aroma, medium roasted, citrus and pine nose. Medium acidic floral pine hop and malt flavor, oily and metallic finish. Medium and thin body, oily palate.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nicely made irish ale. Pours a brilliant red with a fluffy head. Sour apple aroma with some citric bitterness. Sweet caramel flavor, some melons and lemons and cherries. Dry, as an Irish ale should be. Very true to style and worth the sample. Thanks Blackie.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a darker amber color with a small off white head that fully disappeared. Mainly a malty aroma (caramel and light hints of milk chocolate) mixed with light hops. The flavor had an even mix of hops and malts with flowers and caramel mainly standing out. Starts sweet but ends with a light bitterness. Medium body and lively carbonation.
budweiserblows (35) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
If I’m not mistaken, this is Highlands most popular ale despite this, it’s not their best. But then again, it is still a Highland and one of the better domestic ales you’ll ever find.
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not the best of Highland, but damn good nonetheless. The hops and malt are very well blended. Very drinkable.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color. Not much of a smell. Caramel slightly citrus. Had this at a tasting in Orlando 11/27/05.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - NOV 22, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
again on draft at flying saucer. typical look for an amber. little to no evidence of nose. medium malt flavors of caramel and toast. in the middle about this one. better then i anticipated after their porter.