Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky brown without much head. Taste is tobacco, caramel and toffee. Lightly carbonated with a thin ner than expected body.
AdiBeer (931) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: intense bread malts, caramel, chocolate, dark ripe fruits, prunes. Appearance: dark brown, medium creamy beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets intensify quickly, massive malts, delicious bread, caramel, chocolate, toasted flavours, very light bitters appearing in the background. Overall: this is an amazing English Strong Ale, delicious and very complex aroma and flavours - get it for 2 pounds at Sainsbury’s!. Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Pimlico.
Frovigalning (2930) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Millets Farm Store. Chocolate on the nose. Taste of chocolate, fruits and meat brooth. Lean mouthfeel but also dry.
SarkyNorthener (1740) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from sainsburys. Tasting with Richthevillan. Black beer with small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and fruity. Taste is dark fruits, chocolate and some earth. Very good.
RichTheVillan (2510) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sainsburys via SarkyNorthener; dark chestnut brown pour with a quickly disappearing tan head, caramel sweet aroma, taste has chocolate, dark berries, roast malts, caramel, smooth tasting, very good.
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from notes. Pours dark brown in color with a large beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, a hint of smoke, molasses and a touch of earth. This one surprised me a bit. Just a bitthin at the finish.
jackafholmes (147) - - 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 (9) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hidden Gem, this one. Old man’s 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 you’d 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. It’s nice. A pleasant surprise, not all JW Lees beers appeal to me.
Swamp_Thing (34) - 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.