tgncc (3013) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is caramel, bread, fruit, brown sugar. The appearance is a clear chestnut color, off-white head. The flavor is brown sugar, malty, spicy and resiny hops. The finish is purely a spicy/resin hop bittering. The mouthfeel is on the thin side of medium. I love the idea of a brewer doing a bold experiment like this, but I am underwhelmed by the results. Still, a good, solid session ale all the same.
LinusStick (3001) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good for the style I guess, but very bland. Aroma was so so. A hint of roasted malt and caramel. Pour was a nice medium brown with a one finger off white head. Taste was very bland and watery and the great carbonation doesn’t let many flavor through. A slight caramel malt aftertaste but that’s about it. BMC drinkers would love this
dchmela (2822) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Redlight. Nice amber pour. Fresh grain and a touch of fruit in the nose. Smooth malty taste, slightly sweet, some roast and a touch of bitterness. I found this to be a decent session beer.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tylers-Durham, NC. Bright amber pour with a fizzy off white head. Aroma is lemony with a touch of biscuity cereal grains. Body is thin. Flavor is malt driven with just a touch of fuggles
Maverick34 (2581) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had no clue what this was supposed to be. I guess the hops and malts made it vaguely English. Some interesting tastes but ultimately it didn’t work in the end for me.
jb (2508) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at McGregors Henrietta. Very interesting, English style ale. Dark, with orange highlights. Clear. Nose is very sweet, with toffee. Quite malty, a bit of English hops to balance it out. I liked it, but it is nothing terribly special.
italianjohn (2489) - 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
glennmastrange (2431) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Moderate bready and caramel malt aroma, light flowers and dough for the hops and yeast, with dried fruit and cane syrup in the background. Head is small, creamy, slightly off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear light copper. Flavor starts moderately sweet and a bit tart, then finishes lightly to moderately sweet and acidic and lightly bitter. Palate is medium, oily, with a soft carbonation and a chewy finish. A nicely balanced English Strong Ale, and very easy to drink.
adrian910ss (2421) - 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.
rudolf (2343) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Goodbar. Really pretty dark copper body, thin white head. Noose is some nice toffee & honey malt, lightly spicy English hops. Flavor is caramel, floral hops, brown sugar, alcohol. More burnt sugar comes forward in the finish.