beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown ale with a pleasing tan head, which lasts long, leaving acollar of foam on the rim. Malty, spicy aroma, with hints of the strength to follow. Flavor is strong malt, with some woody character. Fades to a bitter, hoppy finish, but with plenty of malt throughout.
Cruzan59 (197) - Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1pt 9oz bottle bought at Bayville Package Store, Selbyville, DE...pours reddish-brown in color with a sudsy light beige head...sweet smell of malt, dark fruits...taste was sharp, bittersweet, yet semi-dry with a bit of alcohol in the aftertaste...medium mouthfeel...this is a really good ale, too bad I only bought one...reminds me of a lighter Old Foghorn that I also have in my fridge.
WillieV (197) - Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1pt Bottle: Poured a dark brown with a thick.. thick head. Scent is malty. Big aftertaste that just makes you want to have another drink.
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
stonefruit, floral hops, caramelised malt, and dark chocolate aromas.
deep ruby red with nice creamy head, very low carbonation.
dark chocolate with dark stonefruit and bitter, flowery, very british hop flavours.
full body, drying dark chocolate bitterness, fizzy on the tip of your tongue.
very dry-stoutish, slow drinking, very nice warming beer with nice head lightening alcohol.
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Too much malt for me in both the aroma and taste. Other flavours include caramel and coffee. The palate is fine, smooth and full-bodied, with a bitter finish. I went to school in Yorkshire, so I wanted to like this, but I guess I should stick to my Timothy Taylors.
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The bottle scares me. I don’t the picture of the dead sheep. Its really dark and brown, with a big, frothy head. Doesn’t smell that much of coffee, it’s more earthy. I like the taste a lot. Its not the kind of beer to pass you by. Its got loads of depth of flavour - loads of roasted malts. It has quite a chocolatey afertatse. Could drinks loads of it.
evilsoc (191) - WALES - APR 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lovely colour, Very dark red. It smells nutty, then bready. It’s malty, evidently alcoholic, It tastes of roast malt and barley, creamy, a dark berry fruit note. I imagine id love this on cask.
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Brown with a tight offwhite head. Lightly carbonated. Coffee, crystal malt aroma’s, with a touch of English hop character. great body that really stands out. Some coffee flavours with a good balancing bitterness. Not outstanding, but very well made, and easy drinking.
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - APR 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber with an immense fluffy head. Nose is of wild honey and embers. Medium body with a bit of a tannic finish. Taste is quite roasty with a sour note.
moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma of malts and bananas. brown body with some carbonation w/ a small light brown head. taste of malts ,roasted nuts, a bit of coffee and yeast. palate is the only thing that bugs me about it as it is a bit hoppy on the finish. this is a good winter beer.
...on a side note, let this one warm up a bit before drinking. Much better as it gets warmer.