DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper hue. Small reducing head. Strong nose of malt, alcohol and raisins. Luscious mouthfeel of malt and raisins, plum and hop. Nicely balanced with some hop. Low carbonation. Reminds me of a Barley Wine. A very good drink.
Jow (1380) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 2 for afc championship game. Pours deep brown with small head and great aromas. Tastes of dark fruit, vanilla, malt, black pepper, and light banana on finish. Taste lingers a great January brew
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Such a lovely fluid this pours, a rich reddish brown and an aroma to match. Adequate head but the best is in the complex taste, with hints of malt and chocolate. Gotta like it.
tbopslt (165) - New York, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark amber. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt. Slightly less malt taste than the aroma would predict. Very drinkable for a dark ale, slightly dry.
Patrickctenchi (1693) - columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear red-mahogany with a small tan head. Aroma is banana, malt.....Taste is a smoky, roasted blend of floral hops, earth, and hints of licorice, coffee, tea and chocolate. very dry.....an extremely tasty beer
mt_hall (40) - 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.
Pizd (60) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle): Pours a clear mahogany, small off white head with some moderate lacing. Lovely aroma of roasted malts and nuts with hints of some dark fruits. Taste is also of roasted malts but with bits of smokiness, coffee, nuts, dark fruit and a little bit of chocolate. Brilliant ale.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee, caramal, real nice dark amber colour. Refeshing.
Holdwine (1048) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another great new (to Maryland) English brew. This ale rocks! Although I'm not sure why you want to have a sheep on its back.... Boystout is right, this does pour and act like a stout at first. More dark mahogany in color than black.Slight chocolate nose and taste...hazelnut? Slight hop kick where you'd expect it, then a nice crisp clean finish. Great ale!
Shag (2442) - 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.