adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a clear copper with s medium sized off white head. Aroma of light fruit, toffee and almond biscoti. Taste is lightly fruitywith hints of toffee and almond biscoti. Bready aftertaste and a bit watery.
italianjohn (2872) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper pour off white head not much aroma little bit of sweet malt .... taste of honey sweet malt and lots of it .... little roasted taste other than that kind of sweet bubblegum taste alcohol hidden well on this one .... kinda flat on the palate ..... not bad for an english strong however I wish the back breaking work turned out a better brew
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Track 84. Aroma is a soft, gingerbread malt, with a bit of
biscuit and a touch of apple. Mild. Pours a clearish pale orange copper,
with a rim in white. Wet field malt character. Plain brown sugar, a bit
of figgy pudding and some cream. Some eggnog, almond dough, and a good
leafy hop note add needed complexity. A little light on the chewier,
darker sugars, but otherwise very nice. Good flourish of flavor at the
finish and nice balance.
alobar (3493) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange amber color with a slight aroma of toffee, caramel and bread. Flavor was more like Yuengling lager. Caramel malts, yeast and not much else. Disappointing.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Dilly Deli in Cincinnati. Pours a light reddish brown with a small almost non existent white froth. Aroma is typical english ale, dark fruity and malty, and lots of it. Fairly fresh and aromatic. Flavor starts fruity and sweet, ah more malt, richly doughy and nicely grainy. Those flavors continues through the finish which is lightly bitter and rich. Medium body and a fizzy carbonation. Nice english style beer, easy drinking and no alcohol present but a little boring and flat.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of malts, light caramel, and slight toffee. Poured orange in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that greatly diminished but still lasted throughout. Hazy. Not sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malts, light bread crust, water, and hints of cocoa and almond. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Dry, malt and slight cocoa finish. Disappointing.
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft... Clear, beautiful copper ale with a small, creamy, white head. The aroma provides toffee, caramel and light chocolate; beefy, musky hops and medium-roast malt. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Sweet, toasted malt and candied fruits are highlights. Lingering, sweet finish.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Bready malts with spicy, grassy fuggles on the nose. Pours amber with a thick white head. Malty caramelly with low carbonation, hints of spicy hops in the background definitely malt forward. Not bad.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Blind Tiger: Hazy deep rusty copper pour with a fading off white head. Grainy aroma- some off esters and solventy notes (hot fermentation?) Slick body. Solventy and metallic flavors with some restrained grains. One dimensional and filled with off flavors.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Blind Tiger and at The Pony. Deep amber pour with a tight, thin white head. The nose is loaded with softly sweet, crackery malt. A lot of light fruitiness with apple, pear and orange marmalade being the most prominet. Sweet and a little bit viscous, but never cloying, it’s got a good balance of malt and yeastiness. I think it could be a little bit hoppier, but there is a nice balance in here. A pretty solid interpretation of an English Strong Ale.