5000 (5981) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours dark cherry, light brown hues, medium sized of-white foamy head, fairly nice lacing, with light carbonation.   Aroma of evergreen trees and slightly burnt spices.   Malty up front, slight sweetness in the background, with a biscuity punch.   Body and mouthfeel are fairly tame.   Finishes rather quick, bland, with only notes of unsweetened cherries and biscuity malts.   Boring...
marcus (5876) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a generous tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a hearty chocolate malt flavor with tastes of raisin and spices. Not bad.
after4ever (5847) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2006
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a nice clean straight ahead ale. I wouldn’t really even rate it as an English strong--it’s not very rich or complex, and it’s fairly thin for that style. All that said, it’s tasty and very drinkable. It pours dark amber with a big three-finger tan head that dissipates. The attack is tart, even a bit to the cherry. Very little finish. Compare it even to some of the more adventurous ambers and it comes up a little tame--hard to knock such an agreeable beer though.
deyholla (5844) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours a clear amber red with a tan head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has notes of sweet grain and caramel with hints of earthy grain and biscuit. Flavor is similar with sweet grain and light caramel throughout with backing notes of biscuit and grass.
BBB63 (5694) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled and enjoyed in my Ratebeer tulip:
Poured a rich ruddy brown hue with a mostly fading frothy head and did leave behind some lacing, some small floaties. The aroma has notes of caramel and chocolate malting, boyenberry and pear, floral hops, and aromatic pipe tobacco. The taste was a bit surprising but in a good way with the initial sweet and mocha flavor followed by a hit of acidic fruit and piney bitter. I expected it to be more traditional after the nose. A hint of sweet spice and earthiness appears on the finish. The feel is smooth yet not boring, could still be a bit heavier considering what it suppose to be. All in all, I was digging this beer more than I would have thought. It is not really a holiday offering or an English Strong for that matter, but solid and quaffable.
SudsMcDuff (5644) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s because of those bison fingers. - . I do not have bison fingers! .. .
bought in a BYO sixer at the shitty Royal Liquors in Kansas City, and the glue sniffer cashier gave me a 50% discount, well, not on purpose, he was to stoned to notice that i had six clearly different bottles in one of there offered holders..
oh well, when over 85% of your beer stock is dusty and/or has black sediment in it, you deserved it buttheads.. .. .
..Pours a dark tawny brown, decent low head, some lacing .. . some light maple, very light brandy, a touch of heavy grandma cookie, light raisin, and a bit of brandy soaked 50 year old wood .. . not much of a disguise .. . fairly simple, the 6.4 seems to work quite well .. .
snortski .. . .. . not exactly thin, but an ok mouth .. . for being at least 8 months, maybe even double its pretty good.. . not a xmas beer or even a mild winter warmer, you know, if this was there fall beer- it might work a bit better, but that being said, a pretty nice little brewski but it lacks any depth .. .
So all I gotta do is, I’ll ask them some big shot, like math or science, history-type college question and that will totally stump them by knowing a lot more about the answer than they do.
.-...In that movie, Matt Damon played a genius janitor, you’re just a janitor.
.-...Right, you stumped me with that one.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice dark mahagony color with a thin head. The aroma is fruity with hints of brown sugar and perhaps a little roast. A initial bitterness is followed by a sweet toffee like malt flavor. Accompanying the toffee sweetness are notes of bitter fruit, chocolate, and a little roast. Smooth, full bodied with a touch of alcohol in the finish.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brilliant garnet color with a frothy head. Interesting aroma of perfumy hops and dry malts. medium body. A good taste is big on earthy, dusty malts with a touch of sweetness. Good stuff. Enjoyed this one on Nov-9-2007.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A nice attempt at a winter ale, but had a poor musky aftertaste that was unsettling for me.
beerguy101 (5250) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber color, medium head. Aroma is cherry. Mild tasting ale, mild malts and slightly spicy, although its more fruity than malty. Kind of an average and mild tasting beer, as winter warmers go. There is a slightly metallic taste. Mouthfeel is a little harsh. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is little bitter and somewhat fruity.