douglas88 (8397) - 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 (1165) - 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 (10098) - 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 (3635) - 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 (2570) - 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 (2529) - 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 (2295) - 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 (5747) - 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.