unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2006
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. 3fourths (9331) - 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. Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2002beerguy101 (5360) - 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. AlabastorJones (814) - 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.
jake65 (3626) - 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. jsquire (4425) - 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. 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. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/09/1997xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2004
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.
Decent, super-malty dried fruit tasting strong ale. Reminded me of Arrogant bastard without all the hops.