BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Capital Ale House in Innsbrook. Appears a dark cloudy reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is rich and sweet and malty with a floral, citrusy hop nose. Some mild fruitiness and dark dried fruit also comes through in the aroma. Flavor is malty sweet upfront: caramel and toffee. Raison and plum ester notes follow along with a big citrusy, piney, and spicy hop profile. Interesting mix of tangerine American amarillo and spicy Noble Sterling hops. Alcohol warmth in the slightly dry finish. Body is very full and smooth with a moderate carbonation level fitting in this style.
douglas88 (8090) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the pib. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small white head. A light fruity caramel nose. The flavor is toffee, caramel, marmalade, heat. Ok. Yeasty. .
raphael (1129) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one’s called Charlie’s Anniversary Ale. Deep brown, I smell resin, toffee and peaches. Flavors of alcohol, cherry, well-toasted whole wheat--gets a little edgy/harsh as I go on, burnt & bitter.
slowrunner77 (9398) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes: this beer is like an imperial amber. Same malt/hop balance, just more agressive on both sides, as is the abv. Not bad, not great.
shigadeyo (3608) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
2/21/2011: Rogue Charlie 1981... Aroma: NONE! Appearance: Hazy, true amber color; frothy off-white head and dense lacing. Flavor: Slightly nutty with citrus/white grapefruit peel bitterness; sour twang in the middle; the strength is well-hidden. Palate: Body is medium-weight; cask-like mouthfeel, yet slick and oily/soapy. Overall: Decent flavor, but underwhelming (as expected); interestingly, this beer has nearly the same flavor profile as the NABC Beak’s Best, but is stronger and over-done and not as good even though this beer is bigger - I guess that proves that bigger is not always better!
Draught sample (8.5% ABV) at New Albanian Brewing Company in New Albany, IN. Rating #205 for this beer.
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at The Green Dragon in Portland, OR on 4 June 2013.
Pours a hazy copper with a thin off-white head. Strong aroma of malts and bitter hop notes. Big flavours; quite a lot of initial bitterness, more than I was expecting, but it turns to sweetness with the heavy malt and alcohol.
bpreo (2400) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Upwards of 10% alcohol. A very strong American Strong Ale. At the Brew Pub it comes in a goblet. Highly recommended.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This hits you right in the face. Strong in everything, malty aroma with hops fighting for attention. Malty flavour, as if saying, I’m an ale, not a lager. Finish falls off the table. Something doesn’t quite gel, but worth drinking
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at Rogue Distillery and Public House. Deep brown color. Malty, citrus hop aroma. Hoppy bitterness matched with good maltiness. Finishes with a little bitter kick.
PhillyCraft (5314) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Capones, Hazy orange pour, minimal head, great lacing. Tasted like an extreme pale ale. Slightly german in flavor. Lemony hop finish. Not bad.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Federal in Durham. Pours hazy orange-tinted bright gold with a barely noticeable head. Nose is sweet, showing lots of malt competing with fruity hops as well. Orange and grapefruit, pineapple, and resin, bit also caramel and butter/butterscotch. An odd beast, and probably not the pint I needed after 3 others. Palate was heavy and sticky, as was the air outside.