mt_hall (102) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Dark red-brown colour, with a think, long lasting, light brown head of fine bubbles. Malt and hop aromas both strongly evident, with chocolatey flavours too. Generally smooth and well balanced, but the finish is slightly too dry and hoppy for my liking. Very good.
Ronny (100) - Arlöv, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of caramellmalt and pepper,A nice and pleasent bitternes,maybe a taste of sweet banana
exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 29, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured a dark red, with a finger of head. Very sweet and fruity nose. Tastes amazing. Very sweet initially, followed by a very sweet dry chocolate finish. Very smooth and finishes exceptionally. Great lacing. The chocolate finish is delayed on my palate almost perfectly. One of the few beers I find myself savoring and being disappointed when the bottle is empty. Highly recommended.
schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - JUL 25, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
1/2 liter bottle. Poured a jewel red brown of polished mahogany with an impressive off-white creamy head and superb lacing. The best looking beer I’ve poured in some time. Aroma is sweet and moderately malty, lightly hopped, light doughy yeast, some honey, and banana bread. Flavor is full of lovely sweet malt with a finely crafted balance of bitter and yeasty notes. Some brown sugar. Finish is medium long and light-to-medium bitter with pronounced caramel flavors. Medium carbonation, medium body, smooth and creamy mouthfeel. This was the perfect picture of an English ale. I had this years ago at the brewery, but forgot about it until I saw it on a trip to California. I really wish I could get my hands on a few more of these. I could easily drink this by the gallon. One of the best!
EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
not so good. metallic and underhopped. looked malty but wasn’t. of the three english ales Baugh and I drank today, this was the disappointment
Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium dark colour with complex aroma...can smell caramels and light chocolate. Very pleasant taste which is as complex as the aroma. Again can taste hints of caramels and chocolate. Not overpowering...a very satisfying strong ale.
09maso3 (72) - vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
chocolate malty smell. dark colour with medium creamy head. strong malty flavour with fruity after taste. one of my favourite beers,
JaPe (69) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow Big head. Bubble texture. Creamy Rich smoky flavor. Mouthful is sweet and biter at the same time and it leaves this bubbly feeling when its gone
ohnoitskristin (62) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUL 24, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s really one of my favorites. This ale had a great chocolatey sweetness but it was well balanced with a slight malty flavor. The aroma was phenominal and it really brought me to higher standards for an ale.
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep ruby color. Smells sweet and chocolatey. Taste is slightly salty almost... Decent malty sweet taste with some hints of fruit (definitely raisins) and undercut with a nice hoppy feel. A decent beer.