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Wynkoop Captain Hickenloopers Flying Artillery Ale

Wynkoop Captain Hickenloopers Flying Artillery Ale
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
This addition to our beer menu is a stronger version of an American Brown Ale. Chocolate, crystal and amber malts combined with a generous amount of two row pale give this ale a rich and complex character. Cascade and Willamete hops balance out the notable malt and alcohol aspects of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Can - listed as "Artillery Winter Ale," 9.2% abv and oak-aged, so perhaps a new entry with this one aliased? - if so, should probably be an American strong ale - pours dark amber - nose of fig, raisin, vanilla, brown sugar - low carbonation - flavor is similar to aroma - raisin, fig, date, tamarind, vanilla, toasted coconut - some notes of sherry - fairly sweet, but a moderate acidity cuts it - overall pretty good for what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2015
In the can @ home, picked up at Boulder Liquor Mart. Pours a dark orangish brown appearance with a thin brown head. The aroma is fairly herbal with some notes of flowers, chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, prunes, and a bit of nuts. Twangy, high boost flavor. Quite sweet. Some chocolate, celery, green pepper, brown sugar, and grass. Not sure if it’s faded but this doesn’t taste too hot. Maybe I’ll try this on tap at a later time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (2195) - Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2015
12 oz can pours a murky brown with no head. Barrel aged in a can, huh? Right on. Aroma has some chocolate and a sort of coca-cola aspect. Possibly a little oxidized. Good amount of chocolate in the flavor and a sort of rootbeer flavor. Dry finish. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1669) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2015
12 oz can. Pours brown with a medium creamy light tan head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is nutty chocolate malts and cola with some leathery bourbon.

The flavor is sweet figgy cola with some roast chocolate malt and a bit of a bitter bourbon finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little watery.

Overall, OK - too much sweet cola and bourbon for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (5222) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2015
12 oz can shared at work, barrel aged version 9.2%. Brown appearance with a tan head and light lacing. Aroma of oak, light vanilla, dark malts, chocolate and nuts. Similar flavor with light earthy notes, roast and light coffee. Medium body with a smooth creamy feel. Everything comes together quite nicely. Best beer I’ve ever had from Wynkoop

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (7505) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Clear deep brown hue with a thin bubbly white cap. Smooth earthy and slightly leathery nose with a wee bit of German alt maltiness. Smooth and drinkable with a bit of smokey black malt and clean oak tones. Not shabby. Earthy sweet but deceptively drinkable and just smokey enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11626) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2009 On draught at the brewpub. This brew is a brownish-orange color with a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of burnt malt, caramel and hops. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, sweet caramel and a touch of dark chocolate. The finish is roasty with a bittersweet chocolate and hops aftertaste. Decent all around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrPiva (96) - Alabama, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Drank it at Wynkoop from the tap (well in a glass). A pleasant, well-hopped but smooth and flavorful ale. Malt flavors got better as it warmed up - I ordered it while I had a stout and let it warm up!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 11/10/2007 White head. Fruity aroma. Mid brown coloured hoppy fruity and a little rich on the palate. Crisp and bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Tap @ Wynkoop: Poured a mostly clear deep copper-brown color with an off-white head an nice lacing. The hops are strong and cover most of the malt. Some fruity character as well. The flavor was malty with caramel and fruit. Some sweetness. Hoppy middle and finish. Nice warmth.

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