hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The nose is malty and floral with notes of caramel and pine.
A hazy, mohogany brew with a frothy, medium sized off-white head. Decent lacing.
Bitter, malty, tart and spicey. Complex.
Long, pungent yet dry finish with clover and straw at the wee end.
A very good winter warmer.
adnielsen (10382) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tasted from a bottle at the Parade of Darks in Denver, Colorado. Lightish orange appearance that’s fairly. Mildly spiced with nutmeg. Orange tasting brew that has a light to medium body and somewhat spiced. Kind of weird and not all that impressive.
shrubber85 (9999) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Orange-caramel malt and orange peel aroma. Dark amber with large head. Sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter orange peel hops flavor. Light body. Okay.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, from Dutch’s. Best by 2/16/16. Up front, a musty kind of strange malt. Chestnut, some caramel. Color is a hazy brick orange, with an astonishing amount of small particles hazing up the body. Thin khaki head, leaving very good lace. Big earthiness. Medium to bigger body. Kind of lighter carbonation. Very dry texture. Bigger bitter taste. Light sweet, more dry overall. Mild bite, bit of heat in the finish. Alright to sip on, but overall, a bit muddy and overly dry. Gets a bit better as it goes. Some nicer dark fruit character comes out, more caramel. RB says that this is with wet chinook, is it really still? That’s hard to believe.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355mL courtesy of emacgee. Pours a dirty reddish brown with a two-finger tan head that has okay retention and leaves little to no lace. Aroma is brown sugar, caramel, toffee. Fairly nice. Taste is a little off- maybe since it’s a 2008 bottle. There is a raw grainy mess juxtaposed with some light tartness. Interesting.
DocLock (9354) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to RobertsReality for this. Slightly turbid dark copper with a huge off-white head. Aroma of malt, hopcit, fruit, spice, slight peat. Tastes malty, with fruit and spice, and a medium palate. Very nice.
slowrunner77 (9217) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity hoppy bitter and malty at the same time. Dark fruit and light spice. I like where this was going, even if it doesn’t quite get there.
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark reddish brown pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of lots of caramel, molasses, lots of nutmeg, cinnamon, hints of a grassy note, some red fruits in there as well. Taste is a mix of red fruits, some cinnamon, touch of grass mixing into some caramel, toffee, and molasses, finishing fairly sweet, slightly spicy. Decent.
BVery (9189) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 BOTTLE: copper/amber appearance, taste was citrus/orange/spice with caramel and malt.
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from a $3.99 six-pack purchased wildly out of season at A-1 Liquor in Indianapolis. Pours a cloudy brown with some clear caramel-colored tints around the sides and a smaller beige head. Notes of caramel malts, toast, nutmeg, cinnamon, nuts, and hops, which was nice for a beer that was probably half a year or more old. Medium-bodied, with a toasty and mildly spicy mouthfeel. Pretty easy to drink- is English Strong Ale really the right category for this?