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RATINGS: 958   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
English Strong Ale with a malty taste, unique and different, a true Flying Dog original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Dark copper body, good-sized frothy/creamy light tan head. Aroma has some candy-like spicy hops, some bready rye. Flavor is a decent citrus pulp hop, along with some fruit, toasted caramel and rye which brings up the sweetness a little too much. Its not bad... decent balance, a little sour twang... but okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2006
(draft) A mild aroma and flavor. There was a hint of spice at the finish. Quite interesting. I liked it. A Winter Ale that’s almost low enough in alcohol to be a session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Deep dark mahogany color, small beige head. Very dark fruity tasting, and sweet along with an alcohol kick. I liked this a lot, more like a quadrupel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gmku (296) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Really, really nice! The store ran out of this stuff way too fast, too. It reminds me a bit of Robert the Bruce, maybe not quite as full bodied or full flavored. Body is a dark ruby-brown, aroma is sweet and caramel-malty, with just a touch of hops keeping it all in balance. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 23, 2006
A strong aroma of caramel malt greets the nose. The beer pours a reddish brown with a tan head. There is a strong caramel malt flavor that dominates throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Sweet smell. Dark tan, lightly ruby around the edges of the glass. Creamy head that dissipated. Lots of malt in the nose and its apparent in the taste. Light hops in the finish. It gives it a reasonable amount of bitterness. Very subtle for a winter warmer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Dark brown. Small, tan head with a short life span. Aroma of rich malt, lactose, and subtle spices. Flavor is roasty malt, moderate hops, lactose, spices. Scotch and vanilla towards the finish. Cross scotch ale/baltic porter/winter brew. Rich, smooth body. Very easy to drink. Very good. I’d like more alcohol presence in a winter brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Brown/cherry pour. Sweet fruits in the nose (cherry mostly) with an underlying nuttiness. More fruit tartness in the body is balanced with caramel sweetness that lasts into the finish. Interesting take on a Xmas brew - mellow but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pstorvik (60) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Head was a bit too fleetingbut aroma is nice. Smooth and creamy but could use more alcohol to offset maltyness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raymow (1039) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2006
I see this as more of a typical winter brew than an English Strong Ale - but then again, what the hell do I know? Good enough flavor and aroma, but not the best in this category. Nice dark red color, though.

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