uhclem (421) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2008 Nice amber pour with an off-white head and minimal lacing. Nose is of hops and malt with a subtle earthen undertone. Malt really comes out at first taste, then the hops assert themselves. Mouthfeel is a bit watery and the finish is an unusual combination of bitter hops and sweet malt.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(cask @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Had this one a while back but found it among some tasting notes. Nice amber color with a thin and soapy tan head. Aroma is pretty hoppy with some wooden notes and a little bit of bourbon. Flavor begins with a nice and floral hoppy flavor that quickly disappears and finishes with a smooth and slightly sweet aftertaste. Pretty warming. The bourbon seemed to have taken the edge off the hops a little bit.