jackafholmes (208) - - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from sainsburys. Dark reddish brown ale with a sturdy tan head. Sweet dark malts and nutty aroma. Sweet and strong alcohol taste. Good smooth mouthfeel.
YorkshireG73 (24) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hidden Gem, this one. Old manís Manc back street boozer frequented by Mark E Smith shares a pint with the Beastie Boys. JWL and Brooklyn Brewery collab. To paraphrase Alan Partridge, wipe the prejudice juice off your lips. Stick a Mikkeller label on it and youíd pay 4 times as much.Truly wonderful beer.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Dark almost black brown with a medium grey / pale tan head. Aroma of tobacco, fruit, dash of licorice. Flavour is a little fruity, medium sweetness, nice lick of alcohol strength which I usually like and did. I like it. Itís nice. A pleasant surprise, not all JW Lees beers appeal to me.
Swamp_Thing (35) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity nose with a lighter body than expected. Sweet chocolate, earthy, coffee. Strong Ale maybe mislead me a little, like a porter but more ephemeral. Flavor fades pretty quick, but leaves a sticky residue on the lips. Very nice beer. I will buy again.
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle poured into tulip-style English pint. Near black color with a fleeting light tan head that quickly melts away to a thin film. Strong toffee and molasses aroma. Flavor follows suit, with a smooth drinkability. This tastes quintessentially English to me.
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep brown body is capped by a small, loose beige head that is gone quickly. Nose has licorice, roast, and bittersweet chocolate. Moderately sweet and bitter. . Flavor is much like the nose with some sweeter malt. Medium body and a bit thin. Finishes with both light roast and sweetness. Nice.
DanielBrown (3817) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought cheap from Sainsburys. Didnít expect much of this, but itís really good. Super smooth and packed with flavour: leather, ashtray, mulled fruit, malty dark choc. Excellent.
Beese (1784) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a deep ruby colour with a dense beige head. Aroma of molasses, dark malts and some tobacco. Smooth dark fruit sweetness, some prunes and dates mixed with light roasted bitterness. Finish faded out slightly, some residual black treacle sweetness mixed with light coffee bitterness.
Homer321 (1889) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Raisin aroma with some sugary notes. Minimal head. Brown color. Initial taste is a bit chewy but that seems to fade quicky and dry out moderately thin. Kind of plain. Solid for beer but just underwhelming when I think of English string ales.
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark brown pour. Faint aroma, some dark fruit and sweetness. Malty chewy dark fruit caramel and more chewy.