wintersdying (49) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Rich O’s for Gravity Head 2006.Pours ruby red w/ a light head. Could barely etect any aroma... Flavor has apples, pear, slightly tart... dried cherries or raisins. Tastes like a Rodenbach Grand Cru if you cut the sourness. Perhaps the pour was too cold, lack of aroma dragged the score down. Excellent otherwise.
Dinobrown (46) - Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Pours a warm reddish brown color with very little head. Very sweet candied aroma with black cherries, figs, plums, and apricots. The flavor is quite sweet with a touch of sour. It lacks hops in a big way which leaves me wanting more.
mamabeer (39) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - Aroma is slightly sweet dried fruit (prunes, figs). Poured a medium reddish brown with almost no head. Palate is slightly creamy and a bit heavy. Taste is like a light port with a ripe grape overtone. Might be a nice warmer in cold weather.
DiamondD (38) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown suspended with white chunks(yeast I think) through
out. Quite interesrting. Aroma is very
malty portish with a little bit of marsala.
Not to mention lots of fig and dried fruit.
Truly an amazing nose.The flavor is well balanced to slightly hoppy. Starts
light and fruity and finishes dry and hoppy. With an unbelievable lingering
after taste that keeps you coming back for more. Overall I would say American brewers have out done the the English yet I can’t think of too many that can match the extreme character and magnitude of this one. Should be classified as an English strong Ale. Not
a Barley wine.
CyclistSarah (15) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting. Taste has a secondary layer after the first which hits a second after you put it in your mouth. Layered tastes, interesting.
MaltMan88 (10) - Bury, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful initial aromas of dandelion, blackcurrant and malt. Retains a light head slightly off beige in colour with nice lacing. Palate reveals more malt and touch of port wine and more berries.
flarp99 (4) - sadfsdaf, - MAR 15, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A reasonable ale, just don’t have too many you drunken slag!
Parisgrim (2) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy amber with no head it quite a few small bubbles around the glass. The smell of apple juice floods my nostrils. Not cider, oh no. Apple juice.
Bringing the beer up for a sip I notice the bubbles are still there and aren't going away.
Upon tasting the first thing I notice is that there isn't a ton of carbonation in this beer. Not a bad thing at all... No sting or burn like from a soda. On the tongue I get some more apple juice, bing cherry, with maybe... Just maybe a little bit of brown sugar at the end. A slight aftertaste of bread and hops are left on the tongue. Malt and bread when you exhale.
Not my favorite beer ever but it's decent.
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