Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is orangey amber with a thin off white head...smell is vegetable...taste is rather sweet and vegetable-ish as well...I would not be proud of this...
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brownish red body topped by a medium thick quickly disappearing head that leaves good lace behind. Sweet vanilla malt aroma with a touch of hops and alcohol. Slightly sweet malt flavor with bitter background and a strong bitter finish. Medium to full bodied and relatively dry.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I liked this one - a creamy tasting ESB. Thinner malts but well balanced, you wouldn't expect the alcohol content.
TAR (2376) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper. Fluffy white foam. Nutty with mashed dates and earthy Ringwood notes. Light waft of rounded fruitiness. Delicate carbonation with a creamy softness. Opens with a gritty stamp of dryness from the Ringwood, coupled with an earthy hop understatement. Well-attenuated, and gritty as a result of the yeast, but equally slippery and juicy to augment its remarkable depth. Complex, but so clean and devoid of flaw. Nutty malt flavor rises to the surface and continually softens the body, gaining a depth-lending touch of toffee glaze and toasted walnut harshness. Retrained, but noticeable, oily hop bitterness in the finish accompanies the lengthy Ringwood-accented toasty, nutty malt (Crystal?) depth that lingers on. Not sure what else you want from the style. This is absolutely superlative and must be to die for, cask-conditioned. Thanks, IPFreely.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I know this is good, despite not being a big fan of Eng. Strongs. Fits style fairly well...quite frothy head, wonderful reddish color. Super malty, and the ringwood + 7.7% makes it quite sweet. Went well with super peppery teriyaki steak. Thanks Jayme.
AirForceHops (2357) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2011 Tap @ the Brewery, Milford, NY. Served in taster glass. Also had in a 12 oz bottle from the brewery. Nose of caramel and toffee candy, but not too sugary or rich. Also, dark fruit notes with a cereal malt flavor. Nice flavor in this one, some complexity. Flavor is malty and sweet, reminds me of a barleywine, caramel as well as English hops. Medium-full body. Very drinkable, alcohol is not evident at all. Finishes with a light bitter lingering finish. Nice brew.
OldGrowth (2333) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Halftime. Ok nose, apples,carmel or butterscotch. Reddish orange color, good size head, but I poured it kinda quick, that faded quickly to a lite hazy cover. Bittersweet flavors, a sour bitter thing, figs, apples, dates, little plasticy. Thick body, creamy oily mouthfeel, bitter, non hoppy, finish. Oh that ringwood.
rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich ruby gold, next to no head. Malty nose - some chocolate, dark fruits. Nicely h opped. Rich malt up front and then a huge bitter acaramel w. dark fruits - kind of strange.
Ron (2184) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber color with big frothy off white head. Malt and dried fruit aroma. First taste was a bit bitter with a bit of malt and figs. The 7.7% is nicely masked. The body is full and rich. The finish is smooth and clean.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shiny orange-toned amber body with a modest, sudsy off-white head. Aroma is like cinnamon toast. Flavor of tea-like malt, butterscotch and some pleasant warm spice. Moderately sweet and lightly bitter with a medium body and notable diacetyl. Like a strong bitter or winter warmer. This is the best offering that I encountered from this brewery, but I expect even more from a beer that has Pride of MILF in its name.