MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A sweet american strong ale, but nicely balanced by the bitterness content.
GenkiGonzo (821) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Bradleys. Deep, rusty ruby with little head. Sweet toffee with roasty malts and dark fruits. Sweet malty flavour with a ton of booze. Better as it warmed.
Theydon_Bois (15008) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the brewery tap room, Petaluma, 03/02/16.
Rich amber brown with a well appointed beige covering.
Nose is sweet malt, dark fruits, toasted grain, toffee.
Taste comprises rich toffee, fruit cake, dates, booze tunes, rich malt.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close.
Decent enough strong.
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at source. A huge malty nose with raisin and plum overtones. Lots of dried cherry as well. A deep red to brown pour with small white head. Taste is immediately high boost with deep dried fruits and more alcohol warming. Decent but needs to tame down the boost.
VsXsV (3645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Lagunitas, Petaluma. Almost clear copper liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, light grain, biscuit, toast and dried fruit. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of toffee, caramel and tangerine. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Decent.
dutch23mp (310) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very heavy sent as well as taste. Not a light beer by any stretch caramel coffee hints can tell that the abc is up there. Definitely to be served in a sniffer and would recommend for an after dinner or desert brew
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Trader Joes. Deep copper amber coloured pour with a lasting sticky cream head. Aroma is toffee apple, brown sugars, orange rind
A fair bit of solvent alcohol on nose as well. Flavour is composed of burnt toffee, brown sugars, bitter apple, alcohol. Palate is medium full bodied, sweet, highish carbonation. Lingering harsh bitterness.
dfearnley (1488) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to tulip
Consummation: Resiny, malty, and syrupy with a touch of yeast.
Adjunct: Deep reddish amber, fruity and yeasty nose, alcohol is too prominent, very dry.
fakebeersnob (272) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown (but light will break through it). Lacing lingers long after the head is gone. Smell of dark fruit and sugar. Sweet, dark fruit, roasted malt, but there is a hint of something that reminds me of artificial grape soda. As it gets warmer that taste goes away and the malt gets stronger. Can feel the alcohol on the first sips. Not a bad beer, but just a lot on the market that I would choose over this).
CopterScott (221) - Kansas, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown with a red hue, about a finger of off white head that dissipates to the edges and leaves a little lacing. aroma is grain, roast, and malt. Flavor is roast, sweet malt and dark fruit.
BroadestTom (300) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma caramel, raisin, roasty,
Appearance amber, orange, tan foam,
Taste medium sweetness,
Palate medium body, lively,
Overall a nice American strong ale that hides the 9.1% alcohol well. Nothing really wows me with this beer so for that reason I would not suggest this beer to a friend.