erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 21, 2002
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
WAY TOO HOPPY!!! This is supposed to be an English Strong Ale? Could have been 20-30 IBUs less. Overall an enjoyable beer but they need to lay off the hops cause this was more bitter than the IPA.
jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cola coloured body with a nice thinnish off-white coloured head. Aroma of caramel, light english hops and some strong nuttiness. Medium to Light-bodied; Strong maltiness up front with some sweetness shortly following. No spices to mention, more of a mellow sweetness and toasty malt flavour. Aftertaste shows some metal and a light bitterness. Overall, a decent winter seasonal-no spices, but good with burnt sugars and english hops. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased by jon[r888710] at Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors in Washington, D.C. on 14-November-2004, with jon. Thanks for the beer :-)
BrockLanders (760) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, pours a clear mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel, malty, slightly sweet and slightly roasty. Flavor is chocolatey with nice coffee bitterness. Finish is slightly roasty, and more than a bit cloying. Medium bodied I suppose. I like Avery ales, but this isn’t one of their better offerings in my book.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mediocre strong ale. A bit sweet with big time spices and alcohol. Brown sugar hangin out with the heavy malt and slight nut taste.
ABUSEDGOAT (2159) - California, USA - JAN 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark reddish brown body with a moderate head. Aroma is English ingrediants with notes of dark malts and fruits. Alcohol was always dominating though, moreso in flavor unfortunately. In short I thought this was an OK English Ale with too much alcohol. Bleh
tenghave (402) - Taastrup, DENMARK - APR 12, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 En brun øl (33 cl) købt på arbejdet.
Duften erfrugtagtig og humlet. og kan duftes langt væk.
Skummet er cremefarvet.
Smag: bitter, peanut, kaffe og brændt. Kraftig i smagen.
Eftersmag er tør og bitter. - nærmest grape.
Íkke volsomt meget kulsyre.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear dark brown color with ruby highlights and a thin light brown head. Aroma and flavor of molasses, nuts and alcohol, it feels quite ordinary, almost boring. The body is light with a liquorous texture and soft carbonation.
lb4lb (2112) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark ruby colored pour. Smell is slightly chocolately malt but not a rich roasty chocolate smell. Taste is the same, except with an unpleasant alcohol taste to finish. No need for this to taste as alcoholic as it does, and it really detracts from the decent flavor. Still, overall it’s thin, boring and the alcohol doesn’t fit well. Unimpressed.
TaydaTot (18) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz brown bottle. Pours a beautiful rich dark mahogany. Huge, thick, three finger hazelnut colored head which sticks around forever and settles to a thick one finger head. Very sticky lacing. Aroma is a homerun. Chocolate desserts, nutmeg, cinnamon, chicory, dates and more chocolate. Flavor is a huge letdown. The bitterness is way over present and unwelcoming. It smells like it will be sweet and decadent but the flavors are unbalanced, the initial flavors and finish are doing way different things. Not enjoyable on multiple levels. Mouth feel is fine but the flavor, bitterness and finish kill it. Disappointing especially because the appearance and aroma were stellar. I will have to give it another chance sometime because the appearance and aroma alone is worth it.
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper pour, low head, and medium lacing. Fruity piny aroma. Fizzy with bitter dark fruits. Some caramel with a thick phlegmy mouth. Not bad, a spicy winter.