Ratman197 (8860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate. roasted malt, carmel, light vanilla, light earthiness and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted malt, light carmel, light coffee and a hint of spice with a smooth dry lingering chocolate finish.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Dark brown appearance with a small tan head. A little spicy, mildly roasty chocolate malty, light minty, piney aroma. Rich chocolate malty, minty, mild coffee, somewhat spicy flavor with a minty fudge finish.
JorisPPattyn (7680) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 vintage Small off-white head, copper-brown beer. Bourbon, vanilla, vanillabeans, sweet chocolate and caramel. Very sweet, alcohol, mint and sparadrap. Not really very balanced, despite the aging of the bottle. Very slick, viscous and oily, alcoholwarming. Quite good, if, once more, terribly sweet.
jtclockwork (6924) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to Beerman6686. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate malt, pine, dried citrus, chai, cinnamon cookie, light winter spices and grassy earth. Medium body.
Theydon_Bois (6488) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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!
Plovmand (6129) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at yespr. Pours brown with a medium light tan head. The aroma is very malty and has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, toasted caramel and tobacco. The flavour is hard roasted, chocolate, toasted caramel and dark fruit. Very nice!
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to bitbucket, murky dark brown color with nice roast coffee and cocoa aroma, flavor is malty brown sugar and coffee, chocolate, nice
5000 (5984) - 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.
deyholla (5860) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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.
after4ever (5859) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Tap House Bellevue. Pours a murky, nearly opaque dark brown with a loose and thin dark tan head. Brown bread, molasses, and ginger cookie on the nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Brown bread, molasses, and cookie dough on the mid palate. Mild sweet malty finish. Nice enough.