beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge creamy tan head, dark chocolaty brown with ruby highlights. Flowery hops in initial aroma quickly overtaken by liquorice and dark, well roasted malt. Goes down smooth and rich, dry bitter taste but very drinkable - like a decent stout but less chewy. Very very good.
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber brown with minimal head. Smells a tad malty and roasted. Tastes a bit fruity and malty, strange combo, but seems to work. Again you get that roasted malts taste. It does have a dry and slightly bitter finish.
triskaideka (238) - Killarney, IRELAND - JAN 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle - pours dark amber with white head. Aroma is malty, taste is malty,caramel. decent ESB
Spelt (232) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sherry and molasses in the aroma. Nice two-finger, tan head. Deep reddish-brown color. Tastes of molasses with carmel and a hint of licorice. Very rich body and a notably bitter finish. Enjoyable complexity, very nice.
davidflores99 (225) - Lakewood, California, USA - DEC 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark color, creamy head. Sweet aroma. Flavor was a little sweet and chocolatey, also creamy. Smooth finish as well. I thought it was ok.
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2003 For krisbierjaeger who has obviously missed the point entirely: The name; Sheep on back as in, an 'entity' falling over drunk, unable to get up again because of being pissed.... get it..?
Anyhow, this is a quality ale. On opening the bottle the first whiff you get is chocolate. Slightly burnt, but syrupy and creamy. Clean palette that leaves that smokey tang. Done it again and again. Can't get enoght. Tonight she was all mine, wool an all
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. dark dark rugby colored, white head laced very well. Semi sweet roasted malt with a nice hop balance. A really nice example of an English style ale.
Alexi91 (208) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: ASDA (Bristol). Foamy head with burnt notes.
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle -- Pours a light brown with no visibile carbonation and a huge frothy beige head with some retention and heaps of lacing. Quite a subtle aroma of roasted malt with a little bit of, perhaps, banana and fruit. Slightly watery mouthfeel. Flavour is a treat, with lots of roasted malt, stewed fruit and some bitterness near the end. A nicely balanced drop.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice short-lived rocky head. Rich reddish-brown color. Fragrant flowery hops and nice malty aroma. Well flavored with chocolate, raisin and sherry notes. Distinctly bitter finish. Another fine British ale - brewed by one of the original Theakston family (Old Peculier).