dwyerpg (5292) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells and looks fantastic. Flows nicely. A caramel-aroma head. A very good beer. Medium heaviness but a nice flavor. A little hoppy graininess near the end. Excellent.
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Color is dark ruby with a small head and short duration. Aroma is caramel and hops. Taste is rich and full with a hoppy finish.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours murky orange\brown with a decent sized tan head. Aroma of sweetness, caramel malts, alcohol, barley, citrus, and hops. Flavor is semi-sweet, caramel, malty, bitter hoppy bite, citrus, and slight fruit. Good body, decent brew.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyable. Mahogony body, great light brown head. Toffee and dark malts, with restrained but fully adequate British hopping. Sweetness has notes of plums and chocoolae, but nicely offset by the hops..
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle labeled 6% abv. Beautiful clear mahogany pour with a firm, long lasting, tan head. Nice malty, sweet aroma. The flavor is excellent, complex and interesting. Starts out malty sweet but not overly so, becoming tangy and tingly on the tongue, and then a late bitterness kicks in after the swallow, which lasts a while. An interesting variety of flavors, well matched and balanced. Loads of English character in this one, and a real pleasure to drink. Picked up a 4-pack for $9.99 at The Fresh Market, Jacksonville, FL. Maybe a little pricey there, but not outrageously so.
nick76 (4363) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma has raisins, yeast, brown sugar and carrots. The appearance is red-brown with a large head. The flavor is very sweet with plenty of bitterness and alcohol. There are also the elements from the aroma. The palate is just slightly chewy. Despite some good qualities it has a medicinal aftertaste. This is ok.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is caramel, port, apple, bananna, sweet and wonderful. Flavor is not as sweet as expected - apple, toffee, rich amazing malt. Hops are there but hang perfectly in the back. Some raisin. Toffee/plum finish.
Aggie80 (802) - Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark color and good head with good lacing. This one went down really smooth, dispite the stronger alcohol content. Though it comes in a four pack it was still a good buy.
Ibrew2or3 (7957) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle printed Best Before Date – 23 Nov,’04. I’m consuming it today (July 3rd, ’06). Didn’t know I was buying a vintage brew. Pours brown to amber in color with tan head. Malty aroma. Rich and varied malt flavor with caramel, molasses and toffee sweetness combined with a more grainy malt. The hop influence is very light, could be the age. There is also a bit of fruitiness from the yeast.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich mahogany copper color with a big frothy white head and decent lacing. Lightly doughie malt aroma, not too strong, but good. Starts malty with tones of nutieness, a sweeter doughie middle that is fairly creamy with a lightly bitter finish. Smooth and tasty, turns slightly sour as it warms or it could be quite good.