5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   For an English Strong Ale, its very Stout looking.   Black, moderate to large frothy light beige head, nice lacing.   Soft roasted malts, a little bit of biscuit and burnt caramel malts.   A little spicy on the tongue, very soft roasted malts, smidgen of alcohol.   Its like a pale Stout, with a Pale English Strong Ale, mated with some muted or dulled all-spice like flavors.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Clean finish, soft roasted malts and a bit of spicy biscuity malt background.   Somewhat of an odd duck, but all the flavors blend well.   I enjoyed it more than I thought I would as it wasn’t overly sticky or heavy.
Theydon_Bois (16615) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Fremont, Seattle - 08/11/12.
Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that clears to the edge of the glass and forms a small film atop.
Nose comprises dark fruits, toffee, a little spice, nutty tones, burnt caramelised sugars.
Taste follows nose with hints of liqourice, dark fruits, touch of booze.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation lending towards a bitter sweet finish.
Not usually taken in by ’winter/xmas’ beers but this was half decent!
crackedmachine (479) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, nearly opaque, nearly black, with a thick, foamy, lasting light-tan head. Aroma is not particularly potent, consisting of sweet malts, roasted malt, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, mild chocolate, mild toffee, not overly sweet, with a subtle hop bite at the end. All very balanced and mellow. As far as winter ales go, this is one suits me better than most.
jake65 (3368) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Deep brown and auburn color with a small creamy beige head. Nose is sweet of caramel malts and light florals. Flavor is sweet and robust with caramel, toffee, faded citrus hops, and chocolate. I let this sit in the cellar longer than I wanted to, but in it’s (presumably) more mellow state the flavor still comes through strong and well balanced.
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Ben! Pours a clear dark brown with a gray head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a good amount of sweet dark grains with a bit of light spice and grains underlying. Flavor begins has an earthy grain backed by light sweet grains with a hint of light fruit.
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle- Pour is dark brown..Nose is roasty, woody, earth, raisin..Taste is Chocolate malts, roast, raisin, caramel..
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy to fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, light hoppy, orange. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
bu11zeye (12679) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, raisins, grass, and brown sugar.
anders37 (22676) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Sweetish malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty chocolate and caramel finish.
Pinball (11918) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown, light brown head.
aroma of roasted malts, brown sugar. faint herbal biter hoppiness.
flavor is roasted malts, coffee, bitter caramel.