Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couldn't taste the alcohol through the heavy malty flavors. Nice deep amber coloring. Smelled thick and sweet. A good representative of a strong ale ... very mellow hops, the way it should be.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden color with a tall off white head. Very light, buttery malt aroma. Starts lightly sweet and finishs quickly with a mild warming alcohol. Some flavors in the background include toffee and honey. The balance is to much to the alcohol side and distracts from the malt rather than enhance. A shade better than your average malt liquor.
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2004 A good strong ale. Orange appearance with little head. Aroma is of alcohol and fruit. Flavor is of mostly malt with caramel, hops, and lemon. The flavor is similar to a lighter barleywine. Every single liquor store in Chattanooga almost without exception carries this beer which is another plus. A good beer and I feel its underrated on the site.
mrhenry (10) - USA - MAR 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An overall good beer. Initial taste was not a wow and neither was the aftertaste but i'd drink it again.
Dogbrick (8133) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA. Took me 2 Mendocino brews to catch the bird theme. Cool! Pours a light amber color with a thin light beige head. Aroma is malty with a hint of alcohol. Flavors of malt and caramel dominate, with a little hops lingering. Finish is somewhat dry. ABV is well hidden. Pretty straightforward beer.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one poured a hefeweiss like cloudy yellow and light orange color in the light...with a nice white head, medium in size, and low to medium carbonation. The aroma was heavy on the hops and plain malt..some orange and tangerine. The taste has a bittersweet mix of a caramel finish and a bittering hop bite. Some tangerine taste, fairly dry finish. A bit of a noticeable alcohol presence at 8% ABV. Very little in the way of carbonation, a bit disappointing. A strange fruity caramelness to it that makes for a not too pleasant or normal aftertaste. Nothing spectacular, just a nice high alcoholic brew to get the mind going in every which direction.
Terminus (3241) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
hmm, what a interesting brew. Nice amber appearance with a notable all malt aroma-flavor was very origional i must say but for some reason reminded me of rogue dead guy ale probably because of the presence of the saaz hops in the finish-very strong presence of them i must say. I felt its 8% presence very soon after just having this one brew and no others.
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a nice beer. it was very full flavored and pleasant. no resounding aftertastes or gimmicks; just a straight forward no bullshit ale that is well worth a try.
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent aroma and nice color/head start this one. Flavor is nice...better than I expected...and a little dry. Neither exceptionally hoppy nor malty. Decent, but lacking a little boldness to take it to the next level.
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This golden beer has a medium, white head and is very effervescent in the glass. The nose is laden with citrusy hops and toasted malty, sweetness. The palate is richly malty, approaching caramely sweetness. The medium finish is lightly hoppy with a continuance of the sweet malty character.