Aurelius (5215) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bleh. Cidery, pale malt aroma. Quinine bitterness, somewhat acidic, a certain clear sweetness. Tonic water finish, over pale malt and a decent mouthfeel. Better as it warms up, but still off kilter. The Mendocino IPA is on deck, so I'm hoping for better. Apricot, lazy marketing label.
PorterPounder (7765) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good, malty yet citrusy aroma to start things off. Bronze colored pour with just a little bit of a white head and some beady lacing. Brisk flavor with faint hoppy citrusy notes with some maltiness in the backend to balance it out. Also detect some doughy, bready notes as well. Very smooth for a 8% ABV - did not realize it was this strong until I saw it listed here. Overall a decent strong ale - creeps up on you!
CapFlu (5123) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Draught) I swear that they listed this as an IPA at the GBAF 2003 in Lake Harmony, PA? Anyhow - Pours a thin, white head and a golden body. Hoppy, cascaded nose and flavour. Bitter finish.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
big head on just slightly hazy golden orange..fruity, creamy, sugary aroma..nice fruity flavors of mango, orange, apricot, and pineapple...a little hop bitterness rounding things out..this is indeed actually a pretty damn impressive brew, considering its Mendocino...pretty chewy...Impressed
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-gold hue with a light head and sweet malt aromas. Some nice malt chewiness, rich bready yeast character, with hints of toffee and caramel. Nicely balanced with an pronounced hop bitterness. Zesty hop finish. A rich and well-balanced strong ale.
rauchbier (3868) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned. Amber gold, poor head despite good condition. Sweetly malty with a distant hoppiness. Malty in the mouth with some alcohol apparent and a tingle of hops on the tongue. Sweet, yeasty and hop bitter in the finish.
auto (163) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cheap peachy aeroma. medium sized head with a darker golden colour. taste is a bit zingy, not too much. i think i'm being a little generous right now because i'm a bit tipsy.
Braudog (6582) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2003
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Malty aroma from an orange-yellow beer. This is a syrupy goo with characteristics of the high alcohol content. Not my bag.
RichardGretton (4739) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Standard ale look with a gingerish aroma and a very strong malted flavour. Overall OK for a very strong ale.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden color, medium bodied. Mildly sweet taste with a malty quick finish. Alcohol well hidden.