JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rich red brown color with a fluffy head. Aroma is a combination of smokey sweet, with a faint baking smell. First taste is entirely smokey, but aftertaste is a tasty blend of toffee, caramel and coffee. Almost like a Milky Way...
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is tasty! A very sweet toffee coffee taste. Rich and aromatic, creamy and toffee, with some woodsy smoked aromas and flavors. Some sweet chocholate roastedness in the finish. Bravo!
Bathbeer (1) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 9, 2004 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep copper, dense white head with a touch of burnt toffy on the nose. Caramal flavour from the crystal, no hops, strongly malt dominated, sweet almost cloying but rich and complex with lovely mouth feel. Finish is clean with a hint of alcohol waming and slightly spicy. would go great with a sticky date pudding.
Choos (648) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is toasty with stone fruit but very little alcohol. My bottle poured black into the tulip glass with a small beige head but shows reflections of red when the torch shines into it. Roasted malt flavours give way to light fruity flavours along with some malty mocha. This has a noticeable hop bitter aftertaste similar to cascade bittered ales. Decent mouthfeel and fairly well carbonated.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper brown in colour with big toffee spritzy head. Huge port aroma, very malty alchol tatse. An example of English ALe. (Enjoyed on Austrlaia day 2004)
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnt red in color with a thick beige head and nice lacing. Very pleasent caramel nose. Opens sweet and malty evolving to a spicy and fruity hop finish and a dry alcohol aftertaste.
TChrome (1430) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours light cooper brown with off white head that is retained. Aromas is decent, malty but the ABV is a bit too apparant. Flavor is a bit better than the aroma. Flavor is lightly malty with a little bitterness and the brew warms the tummy when it hits. Pretty nice beer.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper with a thin light tan head and a deep caramel malt aroma. Crisp sweet malty body with a light bitterness throughout. Dry finish hides the alcohol quite well. A respectable and drinkable English strong ale from Down Under.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
All of the James Squire beers taste the same to me. Average. I need more characters so I am typing this. Nothing else to say.
Winchester (75) - Struggle Town NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2003
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2003 As I explore my way through the James Squire range the taste and quality of beer keeps dropping. The worst that Ive had so far. The afteratste was like posion acid burning my tongue!