dynamiteninja (1388) - 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. Doesnít taste its strength. Clearly a cousin of Harvest Ale.
popery (1231) - 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 isnít as sweet as expected, but itís 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. Itís 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 (11001) - 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 (4279) - 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 Englandís finest.
marcus (6011) - 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 (9833) - 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.
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Buckeye Beer Engine. It definitely wasnít on cask, so Iím rating it under the bottle version. Clear copper pour with a thin off-white head. Malty and fruity nose with a bit of caramel. Caramel malt flavor up front with some soft fruit and a bitter bready finish.
shrubber85 (6977) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet plum and barley malt aroma. Chestnut color with large, cascading head. Sweet raisin and toffee malt flavor with a mild bitter/astringent alcohol finish. Nice balance. Very nice.
OleR (4597) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.5L bottle@John Bull Pub, Aalborg. Dense, yellow head. Clear, dark mahogny body. Sweet-scented malty, dark dried fruits, pepper and caramel. Taste is very sweet and rich malty. Notes of dark fruits and burnt suger. Thick, almost syrupy in the mouth. Healthy body. Bitter-sweet endnotes. Too far on the sweet side for my likings.