jgb9348 (4488) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber coloured body with a dense, thick, creamy off-white head. Aroma of vanilla and caramel with some malt background. Medium-bodied; Creamy mouthful with some roasted malt and strong sweetness which lasts a long time. Aftertaste shows some sweetness and some balanced tastes. Overall, a decent beer...not my favourite for the style, but a good beer. I had this on cask at the Old Toad in Rochester, New York.
StrongAle (5) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2004 does not count
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On cask at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY. Poured a chocolate brown colour with a thick frothy white head. The aosma was faint. I caught little more than floral hints. The taste was more malty than anythong. Roasted barley. A bit of a smoked taste. A hoppy finish. I feel that it;s too dry for my taste. I don't think it waas worth the investment, but I would buy it if it was a little cheaper.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Totally clear ruby red color with foamy off white head. Aroma is malty, slightly sweet, caramel and vanilla evident, dry with a very faint sourness that is somewhat citrusy. Flavor has toasted malts, subtle sweetness, creamy, slightly nutty, with a touch of bitternes in the finish. Mouthfeel is al ittle thin. A good brew, not great, but maybe would make a good session beer.
jsquire (3337) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Buckeye. Murky orange/brown color with that very smooth cask mouthfeel. Almost Fruity Pepples sweetness to it with an orange citrus finish. Very easy drinking beer.
CapFlu (4361) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(500ml bottle) Pours a medium, white head and a dark golden body. Nose of floral malt. Great balance between the malt and hops. If this was more readily available, it would be a mainstay in my frigde. Very good.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
SLight caramel, somewhat bitter aroma. Good bitterness throughout with just the right amount of malt sweetness to balance. Not really sure I would call this a strong ale, but good anyway.
Hangover (1028) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAR 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper with a modest off-white head. Malty taste. Medium bodied... some alcohol comes through in the flavor. Subdued fruits, toffee notes. Nice hopping here. Crsip, bitter finish. Only thing I really don't like is how it doesn't warm well. This is too strong to really knock back, and when warmed, the alcohol really comes through stronger... a trait I didn't particularly enjoy. But, besides that, not bad at all... it 'is' a strong ale, I should have expected that.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
DEcent nutty aroma. Copper colored, small head. Tastes like a heavy brown ale with some hops.
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly fruity aroma.. Brown sugar to the flavor... Nice easy finish... Easy to enjoy
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light copper color with a thin head with large bubbles. Interesting bitterness in the flavor; considerable bitterness. Not sure it's all that pleasant, but it does have some nuttiness. Think I'd prefer a little less hoppage. Recently made available in NYC (as of 3/04). Don't know how long it'll last. Adnams SSB is also available right now.