webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a thn coffee color (dark, slightly transparent), slight chocolate scent from the glass. Minor head (fizz quickly disappates after 1-2cm height). Pretty malty, slightly bitter on the sides of the tongue. Roasted smokiness also hits the mouth as it warms. Medium lacing on the glass. Slightly towards a bitter version of a porter, but not quite as thick on the tongue. Sweet caramel flavorings come in a bit later in your mouth after a few extended sips. (Bottle pour 3/19/2006 - 2005/6 bottle)
dorfrx (21) - Glenmont, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sweet, smooth. Good for after dinner or with desert. Overall enjoyable.
Lowe1983 (1480) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet, with chocolate and caramel. Flavor is also very sweet and malty. Not my favorite Flying Dog brew, but not bad either.
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009 Pours a deep ruby with medium tan head. Has an aroma of sweet malts and caramel. Very sweet overall. Flavor is also sweet with chocolate and caramel tones. Hops are not evident in this brew as they are overrun by the malts. Mouth is slightly thick. Pretty good brew over all.
harrisoni (16849) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Utobeer. Dark ruby colouor with thin beige head. Bit of dark treacle, bit of boiled sweet. Hoppy finish. Some dark malts choc/coffee run throughout. A good English style ESB. Hey I thought of that all by myself and then I come to add it and look at the style and it is down as an English Strong Ale. After 1390 beers, I am finally starting to get the hang of this tasting beers business.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
a sweet syrupy fruity taste, sweet aroma, deep color, tiny sour/tart at end, overall very drinkable/enjoyable ale
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown translucent pour with no head to speak of. Aroma of malts with almost a sweet syrupy odor. The flavor was malty and I detected very little hop — sweet fruits, a bit of caramel, prune. The finish presented a slight tartness and a hint of bitterness. Thin to medium body and comfortable palate.
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2007 Found a six pack of this at a Publix in Kingsland, Georgia while I was making a run for Mega Millions lottery tickets. Apparently if the beer doesn’t have a red label or Dale Jr.’s face on it, they won’t buy it. This was a total score.
Poured a very dark amberish brown with a diminishing white head. Taste was rich and malty without being overpowering. Would not have known this beer was this good. Nice finish. A very good beer, will buy this again.
shotgun1431 (135) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark ale with a tan head. Malty smelling. Tastes rich and malty. Pretty good stuff.
6re99 (19) - Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
nyce.... deep colour, nyce buszzz.. deep flavour, clean, everything you want.. A+ ale....