czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at brewpub. clear medium dark brown with a nice off-white head, some retention, nice lacing. toasted and roasted malts, some phenols, english hops indeed - grassy and citrusy. not much of english biscuity malt character. average to soft carbonation, med to full body, nice grassy-citrusy finish with a touch of alcohol. good but not classic esa.
Ratman197 (9696) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of toasted malt, cocoa,earthiness and coffee. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of toasted malt, cocoa and earthiness with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
dextermorgan (92) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep brown, good start but finish is a bit tinny. Tasted at Brooklyn Waterfront Beer Festival, 6/16/2012.
beerfish666 (1) - - JUN 16, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark and delicious. Easy drinking despite being dark and high in alcohol. Best on draft at the Pub!!
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brownish with ruby hig lights. It has a tall dense head leaving fine sticky lacing.
Well carbonated too.
Aroma is strong of rich malts and some molasses.
There is also a toffee sweetness too.
Taste is of complex malts with good character.
Some roasted malts come through as well as wood and leather and a finish similar to licorise.
This beer has a medium feel with a bitter and slight alcohol warming.
I was pleasently surprized with this beer. I was expecting something like an amber ale, but this style took me back a bit.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Depp garnet as promised. Definitely full of woodsy dark fruits and full malt. Very English, feels very ild world, stiff upper lip, medicine cabinet. Has the strong ale character on the tongue. Quite good in its own right. knock ya on the keel o yer boat if you spend a night with this one, it will.
Beerathon (1144) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown color with slightly tannish head with some lacing. Not much to the aroma. Nice malt backbone with some slight hops.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Marsonthemoon. Dark brown, really nice and deep. Scattered lacing. The aroma is big on spicy dark malts, alcohol late and mainly as it warms. The flavors are pumpernickel crust. Surprisingly dry for such a malt-heavy beer, and the illusion of nutmeg makes it seem as astringent and tannic as it does. Soft palate and generally well-constructed. A "mild" younger sister for Ubu would be wonderful.
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown and a little bit muddy. There is only a thin wisp of head. The aroma is malty with some dark fruit accents mimicking English yeast, Fuller’s wouldn’t actually surprise me at all. There are caramel notes in the malt, balanced by light plums and dark fruit. The sweetness is balanced slightly by the high alcohol and a lightly chocolatey character. Good ale when I had it years ago, and now it tastes a little old school but still good ale.
Voodoo (304) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown with a nice dense head. Quite flavorful with a touch of raisins, toffee and a light bittering. Admittedly smooth and almost crisp, not the norm for an English Strong. Nicely put together.