Aubrey (3453) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep burgundy; frothy, lasting, off-white head. Creamy and thickly smooth, but not too heavy. Sugary-sweet malt base. Roasty and toasted, with dark chocolate and potato chip notes. Grassy hops. Mild bitterness in the finish, but not quite enough to complement the sweetness, IMO. More like a winter ale. Nevertheless, pretty good.
Ernest (6354) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
2005 Boulder Strong Ale Fest.
Head is fully lasting.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (roasted grain), lightly hoppy (resin).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, heavily bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Scarce aroma, and what’s there isn’t appealing. Unbalanced flavor profile. Not a good example IMHO.
beerbill (3539) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery in Jackson, WY. Poured a dark amber with a thin head. Somewhat sweet aroma. There is some sweetness in the initial flavor along with a strong hop bitterness that comes through a few seconds later. Good stuff.