thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy copper color with a light white, thin head. Aroma is citrusy and tart. Hint of alcohol too. Flavor is strongly hoppy, but not overpowered. Lemon with a hint of pine. Good solid brew overall. Finishes clean.
beerme31 (477) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy copper, thin tan lacing. Mild aroma, caramel malts dominate. Medium sweet taste, actually picked up on a hint of fruit. Medium body but texture was too thin. Carbonation was below average so it lacked that crispness in the finish. Alcohol masked pretty well. Overall this was pretty good but has potential to be better.
coyforce (571) - Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Standard forgettable brew. Pours a cloudy brown with a small head. Taste is fine, but nothing spectacular.
after4ever (6055) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12-oz. Pours a hazy medium amber with a loose white head. Nitrogenous laundry nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Mild amber and toasted caramel mid palate. Nitrogen knocking around. Soft finish.
GSH1976 (205) - Delaware, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light copper color with lots of head which hung around for a while. There is also LOTS of floaties. There is some decent lacing. Aroma is caramel malt with some breadiness. Taste follows the nose with just a slight bitterness in the finish. Overall a decent beer and much better than I expected for some reason. Maybe it is the very commercial sounding name that had me thinking the worst. I will have to try some of the other beers from this brewery.
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy copper w/ some small particles hanging. A small off white head leaves some lacing. Aromas and flavors are caramel malts and brown sugar with earthy/spicey and pine hops. Well balanced and finishes slightly bitter and dry. Very drinkable and easy drinking which can get you in trouble.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Piggly mo-fuckin Wiggly, North Charleston. Burnt bronze pour with a medium, kinda dingy head. Faded hops and strong malts in the nose, like an Arrogant Bastard homebrew clone that’s been hanging around a while. The raw, bitter flavors of remaining hops don’t go altogether well with the sweeter fruitbread elements, but it’s not too bad as ASAs go.
DrSilverworm (5898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, from Country Fresh. Code on back reads "3184". Amber orange color. Body is completely muddled with lots of chunky yeast particles. Huge pile of yeast at the bottom. Off-white head, decent lace. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Caramel malt, some musty older hop flavor. Some spicy hop. Lightly soapy, kind of sweet taste, just a light bitter. A bit of a lightly spicy bite in the finish. Seems alright at first, but bite and taste gets worse as this goes.
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bright, orange amber, and nearly opaque. Heavily sedimented with lots of floaties. Thin but standing and firm head. Pretty "normal" aroma for an American ale, hinting at some nice flavors. Indeed, this drinks with an almost surprisingly sturdy snap of piney hop expertly place in the finish, following a well blended, slightly metallic but solid earthy malt base. This could be a quality "fridge beer" to drink over and over. (#5013, 5/9/2013)
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a murky orange/amber with a dense off-white head that provides excellent retention. Forms islands of tightly knit micro bubbles. Impressive random patterns of lacing coat the inside of the glass.
S - Smells like an American Barleywine. Heavy citrus, heavy yeast, slabs of toffee malt, candied green pears, citrus hops soaked n alcohol.
T - Big blast of toffee malt up front, turns to a rich marshmallow sweetness, pears, over ripened grapefruit, caramel, whipped honey, with citrus hops on the back end. Finishes with grapefruit kind of clean.
M - Full, very creamy and lush feeling.
Ahh the American Strong Ale category! This seems to be a twist on the American Barleywine. Great looking brew. Strong smells and the flavor satisfies the palate after you quickly figure out what direction it’s going. The empty glass reveals a very funky yeast smell that reminds me of catfish bait. This does not show up as your drinking though. Kinda weird.
Serving type: bottle