bootsjohn (68) - Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into the trusty Jester King snifter from a 750 ml bottle. Dark, opaque brown with a hint of red. Foamy eggshell head leaves bountiful lacing as it drops away. Aroma consists of cocoa, graham cracker, roasted malt, cinnamon. Taste is sweet from a nice malty backbone. Orange meets dark chocolate, anise, vanilla, general warm spiciness. At 8.5% the alcohol is present and contributes to the sweetness. This might taste better in a year, but I won’t be buying another bottle to test my theory.
GODiSSOUTHERN (389) - Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a pretty dark brown with red highlights at the edge. Not much in the way of aroma. Tastes equally of toffee and coffee grounds. Wished maybe for a bit more tartness but can taste a bit in there. Also a bit of an unpleasant metallic note. Sem-deese.
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost opaque black with reddish hue when held up to the light. Medium off white head dissipates fairly quickly but leaves solid lines of lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty with molasses, oak and maybe some dried fruit. Taste has notes of tootsie rolls, toffee and raisins. Taste starts out a little sweet and finishes slightly sour. Lively carbonation gives it a bit of a creamy feel.
BigMoBeerGuy (8) - - AUG 11, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice brown color to this very aromatic and complex ale. The first scents that grab you are oak, toffee, a slight sweetness, caramel, and to, bourbon. All is good with this offering. Light on the head and lacing, goes down smooth and creamy--finishes with a burst of bourbon notes although the alcohol in this English-style ale is somewhat cloaked. I would say overall worth the price of admission. Excellent brew from a local favorite.
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown and slightly cloudy with a dense beige head. Bready aroma. Malty with light smoke and caramel flavors.
mbsmith (72) - Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
brown with small light brown head, super tiny bubbles gives the appearance of creaminess. aroma of oak and sweet bread. flavor is nutty, roasted, oak, lightly tart banana, light clove and cinnamon. just a bit of a bite in the finish. palate is well-carbonated and the tiny bubbles are lively, not creamy as expected. could almost be a porter. nice beer, just doesn’t really grab me. not a big fan of English styles (aside from English barleywines) but i can appreciate this. i’d like to see another Boulevard/Pretty Things collaboration in the future.
fiercepanda (607) - Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A reddish brown beer with a small tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, toffee, almost meaty nuttiness. The flavor is sweet dried fruit and a slight tartness and roasted malt.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish amber pour with a bit of off-white head. Nose and taste are both complex - toffee, dark fruit, cherries, roasted and bready malts - slightly tart finish.
mar (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber pour with a cream head. Nose is rich tofee, caramel, alcohol, chewy, and sticky. Great on the palate toffee, bread, bitter malts, and sweet.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown aroma has a malty toffee nose with some dark fruit aromas flavor is roasty and mild spicy chocolate with some tart acidy notes where raisin or some sort of dark fruity flavor somes through..... thin palate ...very unique beer and cant say i have had anything like it i guess the best way to describe this is a tart brown ale....