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RATINGS: 975   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
English Strong Ale with a malty taste, unique and different, a true Flying Dog original.

   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 (1224) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown color in the glass with a tan, soda-like head that fizzed off quickly. Smell of fruits and nuts present. The flavor had caramel, fruit, a hint of chocolate, and a sweet malt aftertaste. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Somewhat overly carbonated for my tastes although very little head when I poured. Tough for this English strong ale to stand up with my standard. Not bad by any means, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (3448) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Pours a nice reddish brown color. Aromas of dark fruits, nut, hops, and a touch of wood. Flavor is smooth caramel malt, wood, and a nice hop.

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