NikkTwist (1529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Nodding Head. Dark ruby brown with runny lace. Sweet malty flavors but finishes dry. Good carbonation. Caramel pine. Raisins. Nice hop bite to bring some balance.
Slipstream (1985) - USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Both sweet and hoppy, like some barleywines. A handsome pour (on tap at NH) with orange and yellow hilites. A fine, perfumey floral hop aroma. I tasted some lime, brown sugar, brine, and yeasty bitterness, It is earthy and nutty, but the flavors clash a bit. Named in honor of whiney hockey star Sidney Crosby (not singer David Crosby as I originally thought).
r464 (1890) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep coppery color with a thin tannish head. Very crisp with a nice flavor of raisins and other dried fruit. Not extremely malty. A bit of hoppiness, but not overly bitter. Surprisingly light and drinkable considering the alcohol content.