pforei (338) - USA - JAN 28, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 Dark brown with ruby. Head is big and airy; dissipating expediently. Dark fruit aroma of prunes and rum raisin with molasses and some roastiness. Some alcohol in nose as well. Taste is similar but with "cough syrup" (as one reviewer astutely opined) towards the end. Finish is a nasty combination of alcohol and cough syrup. Hibernation Ale is much better.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Bright, rich maroonish/red color. A midsized white head. The nose is just a touch of malt, but very thin. Sweet malty flavor, honey, nuts, and maybe a bit of candy. It finishes with more alcohol burn than I’d wanted from a beer this thin. A fizzier than normal mouthfeel. I expected more from this one.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the tap room. Pours a reddish brown with a bit of dirty brown head. Sugary malt caramel and toffee nose, adn just the slightest bit of herbal hop noes. Flavor is just kind of one note burnt toasted malt. I must be missing something. Medium body with lots of harsh carbonation and a dry finish. This one seems bland to me.
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 (4488) - 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 (770) - 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 (2277) - 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.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very mild aroma and flavor. Very slight hops and some sweet malt, maybe a little cocolate. Not much else, kind of watery but not bad.