Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robe brune auburn claire surmontée d’une mousse légère. Arômes de houblon amertume et de malt caramélisé. Saveurs de malt, de caramel, de café. Belle profondeur des arômes et saveurs. Long arrière-goût.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber hazy body over a creamy head; sweet and spicy aroma; rich and malty front end with toasted english muffin notes; somewhat dry finish, and pretty well balanced; pretty nice, overall.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
HBF 2005. I was surprised by how much I liked this beer. Im usually not into english strong ales, but this one was really good. Deep amber/mahagony with a slight lasting light beige head. Aroma is loaded with sweet caramel malts and balanced by a nice herbal/earthy hop presence. SOme fruity hints as well. Flavor is toffee, crystal malts, and some fruit with a good hop balance. Slightly bitter finish balances some of the sweetness. Very nice.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this one’s like a lite version of a fuller’s 1845. well, sorta. the color is deep chestnut/midnight ruby, and slightly murky. the head is tall foamy tan but goes quickly. the aroma is earthy bitter malt, a little bitter chocolate and roasted chestnut skins too. flavor is also earthy malt, roasted and bitter too. bitter hops in the finish, yes like root vegetables.
GregClow (3074) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2005 Bottle from Premier - thanks to rudolf. Very nice dark ruby-brown colour with a small tan head. Aroma is a little subdued at first, but starts to develop a nice roasty/malty character with some smoky notes. Very well rounded flavour, with brown sugar, roasted nuts and cocoa, evenly balanced by an expertly hopped finish. So smoothly balanced and easy to drink that I can’t believe it’s 7%. Well done.
Gachupines (1211) - USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly decent ale. Taste is slightly nutty with strong malt backbone. Drinkable, and actually surprised to see this wasn’t around 5% abv. I’d try this again.
QAWSBeerGuy (15) - Teaneck, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really impressed with this malty English Ale. Nice amber color with a full, malty aroma. The hops give it a nice presence in the mouth, but this beer isn’t all about the hops. The quality malts are what really deliver this beer. They blend so well with the alcohol that you really don’t notice it’s a 7%er. I can’t recommend this enough.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad beer and something I would try again. I only had a small sample so a re-rate will be in order once I pick more up.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this was a good beer. lake placid makes a damn good brew, everything at their table (@ TAP new york) was pretty good
freekyp (1838) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nutty and malty nose with a hint of minty aroma hops. Beautiful mahogany with a creamy, but dissappointingly flighty head. Eanglish malt dominates the flavor with a sharp lingering hop bite on the end. Slightly tangy, slightly sweet, this brew hides its ample alchohol content very well. I really like this one. There are far too few decent east coast strong ales.