bigflatsbeer (3) - New York, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Vert dark brown color. You can see light through it but it may be the darkest brown beer I have seen.
Smell: Sweet somewhat fruity smell.
Taste: Very smooth and drinkable. I’m imprerssed, a received a mixed 12 pack as a gift.
Mouthfeel: A little on the heavy side, but it is very drinkable.
Overall: I would buy this agian, good during the winter months up north. This was 2nd beer I tried in mixed 12 pack, the best so far and my guess the best in the pack.
khart0126 (4) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m not a huge English Strong Ale guy, but this beer is fantastic. Smells amazing, looks amazing, and the taste is even better.
mtdewa1 (376) - rome, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is currant, malts and raisan. Taste is currant, malts, vanilla and dark fruits. Smooth nice mouth feel to it. Good start to finish.
hayduke (3510) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. Nose of dark ripe fruit. Full body. Flavor of roasted malts and fruit. Some chocolate. Bitter finish. Good.
jsmerig (1304) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a near black ruby red with a foamy head. Aroma of plum cherries and alcohol. Taste is dark and malty up front with a smokey bitterness in the finish notes of dark fruit come through. The mouthfeel reveals alcohol and a higher level of carbonation.
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Braudog (5932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Dark reddish black color. First description: Wow. Full of licorice and brown sugar, with an almost corn syrupy backdrop. But it’s thick like oil almost and definitely strong. (#5821, 10/10/2014)
ellolovey (472) - Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with red highlights and thin beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, burnt nuts, burnt chocolate, and dark fruits. Has a bit of a metallic taste. Dark fruits and burnt everything. A touch of bitterness. Basement musk. Too light bodied for a strong ale. Was hoping for more everything and less burnt everything.
MarkoR (583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl. oz. bottle. Pours a deep brown colour with medium beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, wheat. Taste is caramel, malts.
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Its body has a dark brown color with deep crimson highlights. The head on top was about one and half fingers thick, light tan in color and made very nice lacing on the glass. Sweet caramel and brown sugary notes pop out in the nose along with some toasted malt and mild earthy/leafy hops. It has a base of roasted and toasted bready malt flavors. There is plenty of sweetness up front with notes of brown sugar, sweet/buttery bread, diacetyl and dark caramel. The 7%abv adds only a slight touch of character and is mostly well hidden. The middle sees the addition of dried leafy and earth hop flavor along with some bitterness for balance. The finish has a nice blend of sweet malt, a hint of bitter dark chocolate and hops. It has a smooth, slightly slick texture with soft yet active carbonation in a solid medium to full body.
Marheb (2528) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Des malts brunis équilibrés, des houblons terreux discret et un alcool évanescent.
berkshirejohn (4736) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Wegman’s, Buffalo, NY. Chestnut brown with a thin beige head; spicy malt aroma; some purple fruit from the roasted malts, and some powdered chocolate as well; and then a dry, nutty, finish. Not really a recognisable English style, but rather pleasant.