ads135 (1572) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
For an English Strong, this isnít too bad. It has more evidence of spice, nuttiness, and caramel than most. Nice appearance and easily drinkable.
zoucrew102 (149) - - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from coaltrain liquors. Aroma is malty with a few spices. I get nutmeg and cinnamon the most. Pours light chestnut color with thin white head. Taste is very malty with the above spices. Finishes smooth with a strong malty palate.
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swoopjones (4224) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, cherry caramel pour, sweet malts, Caramel/toffee notes in flavor. Lighter notes of flavor in aroma. Decent beer but somewhat boring
bluejacket74 (992) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear amber/orange color with about an inch off-white head that stayed around for a little while. Thereís a small amount of lacing. Aroma is nice but light, it smells like nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander, and some bready malt. It tastes like bready malt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and some apples. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís smooth and has low/moderate carbonation. I think itís an OK brew, but I probably wouldnít buy it again at $4.99 a bottle. Just seems average overall to me.
DrinkEmUpJones (962) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy light reddish orange with thin white lacing. Mild, spicy fruitcake aroma. Light citrus flavor with a mild spice. Good effervescent palate but a little watery in the back. Tasty overall.
ReV2 (52) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad Christmas offering and a good strength at 6% but seems less. Thinnish body, nice, spicy aftertaste, Iím getting the spices listed on the bottle. Not overdone, maybe the 8 months in the bottle have calmed them down a bit. Agreed, donít like the name of the beer, not much on pickles myself. Overall a reasonable winter ale and one of the better British ones Iíve had this year among some real disappointments.
beerbaaron (378) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark orange. Light soapy head that diminishes. Aroma of spices. Same spices in flavor, along with some íover-ripe fruití. Light body. An enjoyable beer but not something to come back to.
CamdenD (979) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pleasant. Certainly more enjoyable than the reindeer whatevers that they make. It is overspiced and thereís not much else here, but at least you can finish a pint. Could.
DrSilverworm (2707) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16.9oz bottle. Amber color. Minimal white head. Crisp, lighter carbonation. Nutty malt. Spice, light floral hop aroma. Some spicy / sweet taste, with a light bitterness. Mostly spice. Bit heavy on it. Not for me..
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Applesauce nose. Clear copper, thin yellow head. Apple and lemongrass flavor, subtle allspice note. Has some Belgian characteristics, but with a pleasant but subtle bitterness. Well balanced