Aurelius (4939) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An interesting cross between a bitter and a brown ale. Fruity and sulfury, a little too tannic. OK label, darkish PA coloring. Finish is a bit on the astringent/alcoholic side and overbrewed.
hotstuff (4763) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer had a medium sized tan head with fine-large bubbles that was mostly diminishing.The body of this beer was clear with a little bit of carbonation observed.The hue was reddish-copper and there was no lacing.The nose was malt and alcohol and the flavor was malty and a little bitter from start to finish.The mouthfeel was tingly, smooth texture and light bodied.At 7.7% ABV the alcohol was not overpowering in my opinion.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice cloudy dark amber/maroon hue, almost no head. Haven’t had a lot of Eng Str Ales; looks just like a barley wine to me. Nose winelike, with caramel and prunes. Flavor -- ah, here’s where it stops being like a barley wine. Much "darker", roastier, more porter-like; alcohol is present to a slightly great extent than I’d like but the fruit-in-rum effect does offer some compensation. Long somewhat bitter finish. Good shit.
SHIG (4380) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy orange with off white head. Aroma is fruit, alcohol, and spice. Taste was sweet malts along with fruits.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a slightly hazy copper color with a large creamy off-white head. Sweet lgithly aged malt. Dark fruits but a touch of paper. My fault on that part for forgetting it was in the celler for 6 years. Fruity malt with a dry finish and light bitterness. Light warmth. Medium bodied.
AdamChandler (4239) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown reddish, smells sweet, creamy with some lactose. it’s not very good ESB but sweeter. no yeast presence.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 [bottle - 12 oz] Deep orange/copper color. Not much of a head to speak of. Very thick and buttery aroma with hints of malt, fruit and some grains. The flavor begins with a sweet and buttery flavor and goes to a smooth malt backbone and a slightly sweet and fruity finish with a nice alcohol warmth. Very thick and chewy.
CanIHave4Beers (3899) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Exemplary within its style. Pours a deep amber color with a small head and good lace. The aroma is very floral semi sweet and fruity. The flavor is nicely nutty and fruity with a light herbal bitterness and some earthy and spicy hops.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of MaltDawg on 01/15/2011 at the 13th Richmond Gathering. Clear golden body with a small off-white head. Big caramel and light malt aroma. Sweet caramel, light malt and toast flavor. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.
BelgianBeerGal (3672) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz traded bottle. No clue what to expect based on the label art. Pours an orange-amber colour with a big, foamy, eggshell head and plenty of lacing. Pretty big aroma of sweet malt and a little alcohol. Pretty bold flavour that reminds me of brown sugar. Honestly, a pretty tasty beer!