edgallow (1427) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, bread, sweet fruit and spice. Taste is the malts, wood, spice and a hint of sweetness.
merc7186 (1462) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Reddish/Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Lacing, Off White Head, Mild Lacing
S: English Malts, Tobbaco
T: English Malts, Raisins, Tobacco
M. Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Filling
Overall, a really solid english brown ale with great flavor profile and malty, tobacco presence
gschrade (276) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brown with off white head. Taste roasted malt, chocolate, bready. I thought this was good. I could drink this again.
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Reynolds314 (1873) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells nice and rich and malty with tons of complexity. The taste on the other hand is cloyingly sweet with some toffee and bread notes. Man is this sweet.
Ernesto987 (3005) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Meh, caramelly sweetness. Candy like, sweet finish, itís aight but gonna give me the beetus
Beerenberger (1101) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of toasted malts, cocoa, and raisins. Pours a blackish-brown with a mostly diminishing off-white head and spotty lacing. The taste is a roasty sweetness. Roasted malts, dark fruit, raisins, biscuit, with a touch of cocoa. A biscuity/grainy aftertaste pervails. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Nice combination of round yet crisp mouthfeel. I liked it. Overall, this is a Goldy Locks brew, not too sweet and not too tart, but justÖ. Would drink again.
daknole (8002) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown color, tan head. Flavors of wheat bread, dark honey, toasted cereal grains, banana bread. Malty and a bit sweet.
nearbeer (3278) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml. Copper-brown with a lasting quarter inch of cream. Nose is spicy caramel, tart green apple, and light orange. Tastes of orange toffee, dark toast, nut shells and a touch of scorched buttered popcorn. Near-medium body is balanced and has low carbonation.
5000 (5600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Deep dark caramel, moderate sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Strong sweet dark breadiness, but not all that sweet.   A bit surprised.   Soft toffee/caramel start, but soon thereafter it seems a bit
tart and sour.   Doesnít seem to have that huge caramel/toffee breadiness, and more importantly all that biscuit like sweetness.   Its not any of that.   Apparently I am drinking this 3 months after the best by date!
Surprised to see it has turned around this much for such a strong brew.   Most other English Strong Ales seem to hold on much longer.   I guess this one needs a re-rate.   Shocked that its gone this far away from the style
only given its three months past the suggested drink by date.   Damn...   Usually Boulevard brews donít have this issue.   This one seems really really old, and really beyond anything I would call an English Strong Ale.
So many of these come around Christmas, but this one pales in comparison.   Definite re-rate is in order, in the event its redone.   I bought this only a few months ago (Spring 2013), but guessing its been on the shelf too long?
Every time I sip this I think http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5reDsSIiAk
wlajwl (3317) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is yeast, dark fruit, raisins/figs, malts and a decent hint of sweetness. The flavor is dark fruit, mild sweetness, toffee, coffee, malts and a tart and acidic finish.
pras (351) - Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed this one. Aromas of roasty malt and dried fruits. Flavor was more of the same, with a hint of tart at the end. This beer was at times slightly sweet, but finished dry. I did not notice any of the "sting", but I really enjoyed it never-the-less.