raphael (1136) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This would’ve made a strong 1100th review, but just had an off flavor to it, sorta soapy. or cardboardish. green dragon sprays cold water in each glass before pouring the beer. maybe a little contamination in aging (this a ’12). otherwise aromas of alcohol and cherry. bright cloudy golden color. well-balanced on the palate.
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at 2014 CellarFest at Bailey’s Taproom. 2009 vintage. Amber golden color. Aroma is very oxidized, with caramel, citrus hops, and burnt sugar notes. Taste is caramelized hops, oxidation, burnt citrus, and dark malts. Smooth mouthfeel, but with a wicked hop note in the finish.
DYCSoccer17 (3611) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
6 ounce sample on tap at Beveridge Place Pub. Sweet, fruity, and vinous aroma. Nicely aromatic. Transparent garnet-amber colored body with a small, off-white head. Starts sweet, sugary, and caramelly. Nice malt character. Light roastiness in the middle, before this finishes with more sweetness and vinousness. Really tasty and easy-drinking. Dangerous.
BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Poured a copper color with a tannish head, some lacing
S: Burnat sugar with notes of citrus and pine
T: A caramel backbone and sweetness, some brown sugary sweetness, citrus and pine with a nice hop bitterness and light booze sting
M: Big body, well carbonated with a sticky feel on the palate
O: Good and very drinkable
trevor211 (1595) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap for Brouwer’s Hard Liver ’12. Pours ruby orange, with low carbonation. Musty caramel and fruit on the nose -- slightly dank. Flavor adds rubbing alcohol and soap (and this is at a spot that thoroughly rinses their glasses). Not a fan of this one.
mcberko (13227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap for Hard Liver ’12, pours an opaque orangey dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of candied sugar, caramel, twizzlers - very sweet. Flavour is syrupy with caramel sweetness, no hop presence, just lots of sweetness. Palate is syrupy thick with an almost cloying sweetness. Quite nice but overly sweet.
Alphadelic (2128) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy. Sweet and sticky flavours and aromas. Plenty of estery fun but over-all I found this one a little too sickly and boozy.
neepsntatties (1713) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had the ’06 of this on tap at Bailey’s Taproom’s Cellar Fest (Jan. ’10). Colour... garnet-brown with a thick off white head. Nose... lactose-like with hints of caramel. Palate... lots of CO2 for an ’06! Slightly musty grain, dry on the soft palate, some toffee and caramel, bitterness around the edges and a slightly oxidised character
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Horse Brass in two different years! 02 and 05. Both versions were very tasty though different, with a much more pronounced earthen/pine hop presence in the 05. The 02 was a smooth malt bomb, delicious meld of caramel, brown sugar and dark fruit. The 05 had all that but a little less pronounced and with more hoppiness. Would drink both versions again in a heartbeat.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Uber. Pours a reddish amber with a thin head. Aroma is sweet: and syrupy, in a good way. In the mouth, it’s a little harsh, but still interesting, with notes of caramel, banana, etc.