Gorosaurus (15) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
More bitter than I was originally anticipating, Goodtime Sharlie is the kind of brew that can only be properly appreciated with a very complex meal next to it.
It has an immediate hoppy nip to it, which was actually a pleasant surprise. The bitterness of the actual brew was a turn-off. Lots of nutty flavors throughout, and a strong alcohol content. Certainly not a casual drink.
Still, very unique. I would like to try it again
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Brewpub: Dark mahogany color with a light head. The nose is subtle with some dull caramel malts and earthy hops. The flavor is a bit brighter with hints of citrus, creamy nutty malts and a whallop of alcohol. A bit underhopped for a double IPA (or a strong ale) but its drinkable. Had it after several months of aging, so I imagine it was pretty hot right off the line.
douglas88 (7234) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was an interesting brew. On draft at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy brown-red color with a small white head. The nose is full of toasted flavors, caramel, and lots of alcohol warmth. The flavor is similar; nutty, light hops and smooth caramel. Pretty hot. I guess Sharlie is some kind of monster that inhabits the lake.