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RATINGS: 994   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
English Strong Ale with a malty taste, unique and different, a true Flying Dog original.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2006
Pours dark brown with little head as most of those Flying Dogs have. Dark malt, wheat aroma here with a sweet fruit scent as well. I enjoyed the dark roasted flavor this had and it when down nice and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2006
Bottle (Utobeer): Deep ruby amber with a short beige head. Deep choc, mild dark fruits and hoppy finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - APR 5, 2006
Bottle, from a FD mixed pack. Pours very dark amber. Almost brown, but definitely a good amount of red in there. You can still see it is pretty clear. Thin head dissipates very quickly. Little lacing. Aroma has hints of raisin, chocolate, and roasted malts. Hints of something Iím not refined enough yet to pin what it is, but it seems like a character from the yeast. Flavor is roasty, chocolaty, malty with a bitter hop finish that mellows back to the malts after the swallow. The malt definitely dominates though. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, but not too carbonated. I havenít had too many english strong ales. From what I could guess this is probably a good one, but not a style I drink very much. Definitely would be a nice winter ale, Iím just a little late.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2006
Bottle. Pretty smooth, with some raisiny, caramely flavours, and slight touches of aromatic hops. It does have flavour, but it does lack depth, seems to be sweet and smooth, with nothing else in the finish, to give it that extra oomph.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2006
Not bad, not great. Lots of malt, just a hint of hops. Sweet, pretty inoffensive. Not the best thing Flying Dog makes by a long shot.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2006
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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dorfrx (21) - Glenmont, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Very sweet, smooth. Good for after dinner or with desert. Overall enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowe1983 (1500) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2006
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2625) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2006
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17164) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
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.

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