mcberko (6697) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle, pours dark mahogany with a tiny / almost non-existent head. Aroma of caramel / toffee malts, butterscotch, light dried fruits (plum, raisin), and light toasted malt. Flavour brings out the toffee and butterscotch initially, with a nutty and roasted malt flavour kicking in in the middle, with a finish of dark dried fruits (plum, raisin, etc.) - moderate sweetness, with a thick palate and a lingering of toffee.
drjay44 (2669) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml. bottle. Bottled on August 13, 2009. Pours a medium, lasting light beige head, over a slightly hazy, dark amber (SRM 12) body....nose is sweet malts with tones of brown sugar, light dried fruits including cherry and raisin, toffee/caramel....taste is sweet malts with toffee/caramel, dried fruits, especially plum, cherry, raisin dominating, finishing with a lingering sweetness, with sherry tones....mouth feel is thick and sticky, carbonation low. This is a typical Old Ale and meets the BJCP style exactly. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
tommann (2767) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is raisin, apple and caramel malt. Sweet start. Plumy and raisin finish with some alcohol. Sticky aftertaste. Average.
dynamiteninja (1540) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A malt bomb. Chocolate, fruits, woody, tobacco. Clear light mahoghany body, tan head which lasts about 2 seconds. Sweet. Strong carbonation, dry finish. Silky mouthfeel. Warming. Doesn’t taste its strength. Clearly a cousin of Harvest Ale.
popery (1433) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown sugar, molasses, raisins, peaches, caramel. This is a good Engish Strong Ale. The taste isn’t as sweet as expected, but it’s still a nice dessert beer. Apples and toffee are in there, too. The beer pours reddish amber with a small ecru head. Mouthfeel is full and chewy. It’s a litlte bit nutty. Very enjoyable beer.
doomfistinc (82) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 29, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bomber. Pours a very nice, strong dark color that represent the English Strong style. Very little head, which was fantastic to pour. Smells of very dark malts with a taste to math. Goes down smooth with no alcoholic bite to it, though it exchanges any sort of fizziness for a flat character with almost no carbonation.
Quite the example of a Strong Ale.
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle Tampa Weekly Gathering @kiefdogs- thanks to Blazer06- pours a tan ring for a head and brown color. Aroma is dark malt, oak, brown sugar. Taste is dark malt, oak, brown sugar, dark fruit-raisin/plum. Soft carbonation.
markwise (4501) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to blazer06 for the share. Pours dark caramel color with an off-white head. Nose is caramel, dates, toffee, slight port notes. Flavor is similar with lots of depth to this one. Interesting beer from one of England’s finest.
marcus (6586) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Monument Wine. Pours reddish brown with a decent tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a pleasant toffe flavor, a bit nutty, with a dry slightly bitter finish.
Leighton (11319) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours amber-red with a large, tan head. Heavy malt aroma with with caramel and ripe fruit. Quite a sweet flavor with lots of malts, light breadiness, dark fruits and faint roast. Mild bitterness. Medium to full in body with average carbonation. Finishes sweet with lingering malt notes. Very good.