beerguy101 (5350) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper color. Aroma is malty with a definite smoke and bourbon (?) overtone. A light to medium bodied English ale. Malts are nutty, earthy and sweet. Hops are slightly spicy. There are strong vegetative and smoky qualities to this beer; making it somewhat earthy. Nicely balanced. Nice soft carbonation. Slightly astringent at the finish. Also there is a touch of bourbon-like smoke and sweetness at the finish, Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with a touch of vegetative earthiness.
jaymobrown (1814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown. Godd sized chunky head. Full crisp malt, caramel, and slight hops. Moderate bitterness in the flavor with a nutty malt undertone.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown hue with small tan head and very good lace. The aromas hint of roasted sweet malts, caramel, toffee, sour milk and apples, hazelnut, and earthy yeast esters. The taste starts nutty and lactic, the mocha sweetness is found underneath. Some bitter appears towards to end with a touch of smoke and very light spice. The mouthfeel has a chalky dryness, astringent and lively.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and malty nose is an accurate predictor for the initial flavor of this English strong ale which somewhat resembles a very light porter; Moderately nutty initially with a dark roasted flavor and a strong smokiness developing in the finish; The finish is also on the dry side; Moderate bitterness remains consistent throughout; Mahogany in color; Tan head has large bubbles and the pockmarked nature resembles oatmeal on top; Solid head retention with some lacing
guzzler67 (1640) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper color with a generous head that left good lacing. Moderately malty aroma with some spice in the nose. Bit of coffee in the well carbonated taste. Medium-bodied, with a spicy finish.
Shag (2765) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of cherries and caramel. Appearance is a murky brown. Sour flavor with some nutmeg and cherries. Some spice in the aftertaste. This a nice one.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Deep amber colour, with a fine silky head. Nice beer, petty I’ve never seen this in the UK and petty I probably can’t get it. Malty and lovely the beer offers quite a bit of flavour from the bottle.
johndoughty (4737) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark bitter with a fairly big head on pouring.Quite bitter with undertones of maltiness.Nice example of a well balanced and pleasant beer.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy, frothy head atop copper/amber ale. Good bitter balance. Price affects score. A pint was a little much.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nutty, earthy, bleachy, extremely meaty aroma...malty, smokey meaty flavors hinting at some chewy beef jerky