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  • Favorite Beers:
  • Favorite Beer Type:
    Wheatwine
  • Favorite Beer:
    Stone Imperial Russian Stout
  • Ratings Submitted:
  • Reviews Contributed:
    21
  • Added:
    3 Beers, 0 Bars, 0 Breweries
  • Beers Owed:
    1
  • Beers Owed to Others:
    does not owe any beers.
  • Group Name:
    IPA Lovers
Recent Beer Universe Reviews
  • Nov 14, 2009

    Autumn Ale
    2.9
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 2.5/5
    Pours a dark amber in color with ruby/copper if held up to the light. Very small off-white head that (surprisingly) does produce minor lacing. Aroma is malty, slightly sweet with plenty of lightly roasted malts. Not that much on the hop side. Flavor is also quite malty, somewhat sweet, but the hops fill in some of the background to keep it more balanced. Roasted malts is still the dominant flavor. Slight sourness at the end
  • Nov 14, 2009

    Atlantic Real Ale
    2.8
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 2/5
    Poured a dark brown in color with a foamy light tan head that faded to a rim around the glass. Some lacing. Aroma is of nutty malts and hops. Flavor is malty, but not sweet. Some coffee and caramel. Finish is creamy and fairly long with a lingering bitterness. An OK brown ale, but only a little above average.
  • Nov 14, 2009

    Atlantic Coal Porter
    2.9
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 2/5
    Poured a very dark black/brown with creamy tan head. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma was of darkly roasted malts and coffee/espresso. Flavor matched pretty close with some hints of chocolate. Some sweetness in the finish along with some hop bitterness. Average porter...
  • Nov 14, 2009

    Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale
    3.8
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 3/5
    • 4.5/5
    • 3.5/5
    Poured a quite dark reddish brown on color with a hefty off-white head. Some nice lacing. Aroma was fruity... cherries, dark fruit... with a hint of the hops to come. Flavor was massively complex, as other raters have pointed out. The flavor profile definitely changed as the brew went down and as the beer warmed. Many flavor impressions... dark fruit, brown sugar/caramel, fruity hops, sour citrus... all with the undercurrent of alcohol warmth. I really liked this beer and I am positive that it will taste different to me the next time I experience this challenge.
  • Nov 14, 2009

    Anderson Valley Brother David's Triple Abbey Style Ale
    3.8
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 3/5
    • 4.5/5
    • 3.5/5
    Poured a cloudy darkish amber in color with a small white head that quickly faded to a very thin rim around the top of the beer... very little carbonation. Aroma is fruity and malty sweet... peaches, cherries and a hint of Belgian yeast. Flavor is quite sweet with lots of estery fruitiness... peaches(again) with some banana and sweet apples. A bit too sweet for me. Palate is thin. Some alcohol warmth. An easy drinking beer and I enjoyed it, but it strays a bit far from a "traditional" tripel.
  • Nov 14, 2009

    Anchor Small
    2.8
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 2.5/5
    • 2.5/5
    Poured a darkish amber in color with a small white head that didn’t stick around. Aroma is malty and nutty with a distinct hop spice. Kinda thin in the palate. flavor is hoppy with a nice bitter finish. Refreshing and light. Easy drinking.
  • Nov 14, 2009

    Alllagash Victoria Ale
    3.5
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 3/5
    • 4/5
    • 3/5
    Poured a darkish yellow amber in color with a medium whitish head that coats the beer. Really good lacing on th e glass. Aroma is sweat and yeastywith plenty of fruitiness (white grapes, apples). Flavor is yeasty with a mild Belgian, dry (sweetness no more) character... bubbly... Finish is quite dry and short.... lingering fruitiness. Not bad... not that great... a quite good beer though...
  • Nov 14, 2009

    Allagash Victor Ale
    3.8
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 4/5
    • 3.5/5
    Poured a quite hazy, darkish amber in color with a small foamy white head that stuck around and settled into a creamy covering over the beer. Aroma is of Belgian yeasts, grapes (fairly strong) and a nice malt sweetness. Flavor is very fruity (apples, grapes!, pear) and sweet... more than I really like, but not too much out of the malty Strong Ale character. Finishes with a fruit punch sweetness and some Belgian yeast. I really do like it, but just a bit too sweet for a higher rating from me...