ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2003 smelled very oaky. this stuff EXPLODES with flavor. carmely, nutty. pretty thick in the mouth due to the carbonation, but not heavy. each sip made me want to smile. bubbly. i drank this a while ago, but it's left a lasting impression.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
#41892. Not my cup of ale really. Too hoppy and burnt rather than toasted. Very expensive. I like the 1845 much, much better.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
No. 41723. Clear amber color. Head was pretty impressive even with a total "soft" pour. Nose is very yeasty and malty with a hint of whisky. Taste is sweet up front and ends with just a little bitter kick. This beer can be described as thick, kind of like a barleywine on the palate. Iím impressed with this ale overall.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very sweet malt aromas, clear garnett color with a nice sized initial head, sweet but full of alcohol and unbalanced bitterness, heavy english palate
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great ale very much like a barley wine.
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours slightly cloudy copper with minimal head. Aroma is strong of fruit and caramel. Soft carbonation with a sryupy mouthfeel, i like it. I like it alot. Kinda barleywineish.
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think this beer could have used a little more aging also. Malty nose. Sweet maltly start. Medium to full middle with strong carbonation. Strong bitter warm finish. Not as smooth and mellow as the 1999, but I think I will try this again later and re-rate.
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle No. 42624. I could smell dark fruit the moment the seal on the cap was broken and before Iíd even poured it. Poured a beautiful copper colour with a large creamy white head. Smells of dark fruit - plums and raisins, with an underlying maltyness. This carries on into the flavour. I t has a strong port-wine flavour, full of dark fruits. Caramel maltyness underlies the flavour. a slight bitterness/alcohol flavour towards the end. Very, very nice.
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - DEC 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Musty sweet malt and bread with a hint of nuts, maybe pecans? Orange amber with golden highlights and a huge head of creamy micro bubbles and strong lacing. Smooth upfront with noticeable sweet malt and yeast finishing with a very bourbon aftertaste and some noticeable alcohol flavor. Chewy mouth feel with a range of flavors of toffee, citrus, malt and scotch. Very enjoyable, but more like a barley wine than and English Strong Ale
spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I probably took the first few sips when the beer was bit too cold. Highly carbonated and acidic. Pretty harsh until...it warmed up a little. Although not as good as the 1999, the 2000 has a strong hop bitterness finish. Maybe this should have been aged a little bit longer.