OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Brownish amber colour with a thin off-white head. Citrus, bready, and toffee aroma. Bread, toffee, orange and light alcohol flavours. A bit light in body but smooth.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a ruby color with little bit of head. Smells of dark fruit and malt. Taste is a touch of chocolate on the initial taste followed by some dark fruit and caramel malt and finally a bit of floral hops. A solid brew.
alabamajohn (67) - Alabama, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ewww.. fruity nose.. MMMM love it . I want to bathe in it. I will buy it again.
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful dark ruby color with a think lasting head. Nose of fruit, possibly rasberries or cranberries with a slight nuttiness. Taste is smooth with malty overtones. Hop presence is lacking, but this really is a good beer from FD. Flying dog was the brewery that got me into the game long ago, glad to see that they can still put out a great winter brew. I really like this one.
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a mahogany brown with a thin persistant head. It has a watered down malty smell. It has a taste reminicent of a well-crafted amber with an oatmeally finish. Very parculiar actually. There are very mild fuel tones and itís a little bit sweet. Itís not bad but it would be better if the alcohol content were upped. For some reason I had this beer listed as a K9 Cruiser Attitude beer at 7.3% in my personal notes from last year.
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2006 Poured a deep reddish brown in the pint glass. Malty aroma that is reflected strongly in the roasted flavor (which I like). Lightly hopped. Very tasty and enjoyable.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks dark amber red. Smells of just a little bit of nuts, and breads. You can almost tell whats coming, just by the smell. Average carbonation, very malty, and smooth & oily palate. I find, maybe a little bit of a chocolate, roastiness. little hops present. I think the english strong ale title refers more to the maltiness than anything. Overall itís really a great winter brew. One of the best FD brews.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flying Dog has shown us that they are capable of making some amazing brews, such as Gonzo Imperial Porter and Wild Dog. Here, Iím afraid, we have a bit of a whupped puppy. Looks great, a deep reddish amber with a creamy tan head. But the aroma is simply a sweet, bready malt. Thereís a bit of nutty bitterness adding some character to the flavor, but little more. Iím not sure how this is an English strong ale. Drinkable.
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lethe (177) - New York, USA - OCT 20, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kind of disappointing for a Flying Dog. Both appearance and scent are weak and have a watered-down quallity. The strongest element is the malty tones that are various and rich. It seems like this beer was rushed somewhere in the process.
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a nice dark amber with a thin tan head. Very little aroma. It has an interesting flavor, that makes it a pretty easy to drink strong ale. Nice malty finish. This gets better as it warms up.