muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2006 Liter bottle. Pours dark mahogany/burnt orange with a bubbly beige head. Aroma is hoppy, with notes of sweet malts and caramel. Flavor has a nice citrus/piney hop character similiar to a good IPA, and a sweet maltiness and alcohol finish like a barleywine. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Cam501 (58) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2007 While i can taste the alcohol in this brew, I don’t feel it is as obvious in the finish as others migjht think. thehead disssipates quickly leaving only the soapy finishing leftovers behind but that’s okay. Slightly sweet. Almost feels like a tascall mixed with a gaelic with an extra kick.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out a deep orange brown color with a small thin head. Aroma is sweet and slightly hoppy. The flavor was very malty and had a strong alochol finsh to it. I liked it, but i was hoping for a bit more than this. I guess i had more expectations than i should have had.
ross (2125) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Suttree, Thanks! Pours out a redish color with a white head. Smell is sweet, hoppy, and caramel. Taste is also pretty sweet, possibly a little too sweet. The sweetness dominates the hop profile and this ends up turning out like a mild barley wine. Certainly not their best beer, and probably not worth all of the hype that was built up about it.
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at Brewgrass Fest. Big grapefruity hop aroma, with some sweet caramel- like malts. I found the flavor to be rather harsh, especially in the finish. I know this is a new beer for Highland...maybe it will benefit from some aging.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mostly clear dark amber color with a fluffy white head that dissipates. Some lacing. Aroma has hints of sweet molasses and toffee with a bit of alcohol. Flavor is mostly sticky sweet but with a slightly abrasive bitterness around the finish to go with some alcohol burn. There was a lot of hype about this beer in this state and I have to say I’m a little dissapointed.