ClarkVV (4086) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2005 bottle, I assume (correct me if Iím wrong, Sebastian) graciously sent by FlacoAlto for no other reason than to let me try some Arizona micros. How about that?!
Initially, a small head appears, a sort of marble-cream-white, but it quickly flees to the edges of the glass. Smells of prunes and toffee with some light, dry, earthy roast. The roast is quite light and lets in some chocolate and light soy notes. No hops noted in the nose. The aroma strength is fairly weak, though. Flavor begins with a chocolate-fudge note, sweet and malty, with dry, earthy toffee lingering. Reminds me of what a good cigar and some espresso might taste like, only very faint tobacco and coffee notes are apparent. Very dry on the end, as I mentioned now about 3 times, but a sweet chocolate is there for balance. Very low carbonation, medium body and a slightly watery consistency. No alcohol noted. Chocolate covered prunes linger on and I find little in the way of yeast, though Iím not surprised as the beer seems to be filtered. Hmm, odd, I liked this beer much more than my score indicates, but I guess itís a tough style for me, statistically.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours a deep dark brick red. No carbonation and just a paper-thin tan head. Some lacing. Aroma of earthy alcohol, a little dusty and salty, with tones of sweet medium roast malts, and a background of English hops. Flavor is sweet and light syrupy, nutty/toffee and light alcohol, and nice gentle finish. Nice mouthfeel with the low carbonation. Body is somewhat thin but a little creamy at the same time. Good Stuff.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2005 Great Arizona Beer Festival sample 8oz. Body looked brown with no head to speak of. Malt aroma and tasted watered down. Alcohol content well hidden as I expected this to have a kick at the end that wasnít there
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2005 Great Arizona Beer Festival.
Dark amber with a roaty malt aroma.
Flavor is a bit watery, sweet and malty and the alcohol is well hidden.
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 English strong ale style, fresh malt with some nice brown sugar sweetness in it. Somewhat simple flavor profile, but when its a good one thats not a bad thing, very balanced. . Dark brown/orange color, light head, slightly dry finish, makes you wanting more..
It used to be called No Evil, I donít know why they changed the name but its just as good.
aleman2004 (8) - Alabama, USA - FEB 17, 2004 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
best beer I've ever had. This is a good strong English ale impression.Floral nose, sweet malt, caramel and quite fresh and pleasing to the senses.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2003: Dark orange color (clear) without much head. Caramel aroma, medium watery mouthfeel. Finished dry and with an alcohol bite.
Braudog (5978) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2004 This is dark copper with an alcoholy, nut, malt, and light smoke character. This is a good strong English ale impression. RE-RATE after visiting the brewpub ... pretty much same comments ... strong, but not overpoweringly sugared. Sweet, but balanced. Good stuff.
Terminus (3329) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
the last beer of the weekend while i was watching football at old chicago. Very strong aroma full of spice, banana, hops, and sweetness. appearance was murky brown. Flavor was very complex-hops, nuts, banana, and spices. my only downfall here was a thin palate, but that may have been because of the old chicago mugs on ice.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is a deep amber color. It is fairly clear with just a hint of chill haze. It smell malty sweet with a bit of fruitiness in the nose. Nice full bodied with a malty expression. This beer tenderly coats your mouth. This is a very well balanced beer, as an English expression of a strong ale should be. There is a hint of hop flavor that helps to carry the maltiness of this brew.