jake65 (4033) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 10, 2009
KLCC Microbrewfest ’09: Dark amber pour with a rich aroma of malty sweetness, citrus, and caramel. Flavor can be summed up by sweet hoppy goodness. Citrus and caramel with a little toffee. Quite nice. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/09/1997unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2006
dark amber, thin head, lots of dripping lace, fresh nw hop aroma with a slight hint of malt sweetness, strong hop flavor leading into a long bitter finish, amazing light body,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
I had this beer in 2004 at HorseBrass Pub, Portland. Don held a special Glen Ale Release Party / Fund Raiser for the Glen Foundation. It was a Vintage 2002 keg of Sassy. Said to have been the last one in existance!!! It was an honour just to be there. xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2004
Decent, super-malty dried fruit tasting strong ale. Reminded me of Arrogant bastard without all the hops. 3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Dark brown and clear. Strong fruit-cereal aroma, like "Trix" or "Froot Loops"... which is honestly what came to mind when I smelled this one. Big on the malts, with flavors of cherries, plums and wood, and presents itself like a "mild" barley wine. Very dry finish.
AlabastorJones (815) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2003
A powerful ale, the 7.5% sneaks up on you, well actually its not too sneaky, its just kind of there, you know what I mean, quit being a jerk. chronictonic (490) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Medium red gold in color. Only a medium malt flavor, and in my opinion, way to hoppy for a strong ale (at least I perceive a Strong Ale should be sweet and malty, with a more mild hop profile). If you removed the Strong Ale categorization from this beer, it would be an average American Pale Ale with some darker malts added for color.
beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Dark Copper color. Medium head. Aroma is malty. A medium bodied strong ale. Malts are caramely, touch or orange and slightly sweet. Hops are slightly spicy and finishes rather dry, A touch of an alcohol bite at 7.5 %. Very flavorful. Well balanced. There is a touch of alcohol oiliness at 7.5%. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Dark amber body, thin dense creamy tan head. Dried fruits and spices. some ripe fruits and a subdued floral tone. Alcohol among sweet malts with a very bitter roof of the mouth. Cleans up quickly and well. Smooth mouthfeel initially. Good balance and decent complexity. jsquire (4677) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2003
On tap at the 2003 Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival. Deep orange color with foamy off-white head and a warm, hoppy nose. Very smooth out of the keg with a strong hop bitterness and maybe not strong enough on the malts. Reminded me more of a good Northwest IPA.