seymour (1396) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from 1pt .9oz brown bottle into a tall tulip glass. It poured a clear but dark reddish-brown color with lasting beige foam and lace. Beautiful appearance. Aromas of sweet malt, citrusy hops, caramelized brown sugar, very strong fruity ale yeast esters, chocolate. Great malt complexity, bittersweet hops balance, flavors of raisins, wild cherries, black plums. Likely a long-boil, definitely tastes of kettle caramelization. Drier and less bready than I expected, tart almost to the point of sour, hint of lacto acid, well-rounded mouthfeel nonetheless with strong carbonation to splash it all around, persistent fruity aftertaste. Well-crafted, no flaws, a near-perfect "Big Brown Ale." Exactly my kind of beer.
sdmmb (706) - USA - JUL 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought in Wakefield. Strong ruby ale with creamy head.
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kpoterlo (4) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought it in the local tesco store it has been stored in the fridge. Pours ruby brown with a white rocky head. Coffee, roast aroma with mild bitter finish.
Rosslew (185) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nutty, strong caramel aroma bit of bitterness early. But thick and meaty as you'd expect of Yorkshire brews. Not much bitterness. Nice for winter.
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mkel07 (3092) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Cellarbrations Sandy Bay. Toffee red in colour with a tan head. Thin bodied but flavoursome.
edsspoon (309) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark red with a sizeable off white head which gradually disappears to a ring. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, molasses, blackcurrant and roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, blackcurrant and mild bitterness. Slightly warming, medium sweetness, medium body, kind of grainy, low carbonation.
stevencon (420) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown copper pour off white head. Nutty brown very English style. Dry nutty caramel malt grainy grist. Simple English beer with nice flavors.
RichTheVillan (2449) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home; clear dark chestnut brown pour with bubbly off white head, rich fruit aroma, taste is sweet, with some bold fruit, caramel, nut, a porterish sweetness, coffee.
AdiBeer (886) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: caramel malts, pine, some hay. Appearance: very dark brown/black, medium frothy white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: molasses, sweet dried fruit, light bitters coming up towards the average- to long-finish. Overall: very nice English Strong Ale, complex aroma and palate! Bottle from Beer Hawk, England.
thebeermole (12) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Robust, rich and complex, but very well balanced.
For me, espresso coffee and chocolate made the first impression, then not too far behind were malt, hops, liquorice and isoamyl acetate.
Perfect combination of sweetness and bitterness.
Drink enough of this and you’ll end up like the sheep on the label!
willt23 (4) - Saltburn, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the nicest beers ive tasted. Can really taste the coffee and liquorice. Great dark roasty aroma too. I could drink this all night. (May blow my head off though lol.)