egajdzis (5507) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Aged 4 years] Poured a hazy, red amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of madeira, tobacco, light citrus, and orange peel. Taste of sherry, citrus fruits, vanilla, caramel malts, with pine, a bit of cardboard, grassy hops, more, tobacco, and light alcohol in the finish.
waolsen (1369) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at brewery. hazy dark copper pour with thin creamy head. hoppy, sugar, cardboard, oak, caramel malt aroma. smooth, nicely hopped, citrus, caramel malts. medium body. mild oak. easy drinking. nice brew.
dillinja (24) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tapped at Southern Sun. I’m feelin this flavor, some hops with real toasty malts and a decent alcohol presence. Strong but clean. Sweeter than my usual tastes but with enough spine to hold it up.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brewery. Beer is murky medium-hued caramel-brownn colored with a small, frothy, creamy beigh head. Slowly diminishes.<P>
The aroma is malty with moderate notes of toasted grain, caramel; Hoppy with heavy notes of resin/pine, moderate notes of chewy dried apricot; Yeasty with a light note of dough and a trace of dish rag; Tracec boozy alcohol note.<P>
The flavor is moderately-to-heavily sweet, moderately bitter, lightly-to-moderately acidic with a long, light-to-moderately bitter, lightly sweet, trace acidic finish. Light alcohol warmth on finish.<P>
The body is full, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is lively.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An unclear brown beer with no head. The aroma is sweet malty, while the flavor is sweet malty combined with notes of roasted malt and alcohol, leading to a dry end. The body is nice.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I thought this beer was "ashy," somewhat harsh, and a little unbalanced. Big, smoky flavors seemed to rule. The palate was spikey (carbonation and alcohol) on the top and a little watery underneath. Finished with a cabbage-like off-flavor I wasn't too fond of. I didn't find it quite as bad as I'm describing it, but I'm focusing on the negatives I found. This beer could be much better after laying down a while.
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught, served at the Pumphouse strong ale fest. Body is medium amber. Aroma is moderately yeaty (dough), lightly malty (dark bread, caramel), moderately hoppy (grapefruit). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation.