DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2003 A well hopped English Strong ale. It has a delicious, sweet, roasted flavor with a hint of dark chocolate that stays with you to the last drop. Very dark amber in color with a tan head. The ale was drank from a fresh keg purchased directly from the brewery. I reccomend it this way.
GTown (127) - New York, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2005 Pours dark amber with thin head. Malts and sweetness and just the right amount of fruit taste. Well balanced beer from a fine NY brewery. Sit UBU sit.
JustinFromAL (125) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTM, Dark bottle, dark beer. Thin white patchy head. Malty odor. Smooth malty/chocolaty taste. Enjoyed very much! My favorite BOTM so far.
portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin, tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, and a hint of caramel. Tastes of toffee with some hints of grapefuit with a slightly bitter finish. Very balanced ale with a strong, smooth mouthfeel. Very good ale.
Duke (117) - New York, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2004 Great aroma. Earthy, nutty some chocolate maybe. Very dark reddish brown. Starts great something seems a little flat in the finish.
lowgun1212 (109) - Carlstadt, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
not really garnet. dark reddish brown. heady. sweet and peppery smell. great sweet tobacco taste. alcohol hidden. light seltzer-y finish. love it. velvety mouth. Love. It.
goldbrew (99) - USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Respectable. Small head, very dark. Hint of molasses and chocolate. Fullness in the mouthfeel. Very little hop flavor in this bottle at least. Not a lot of depth of flavor, but what’s there is executed pretty well. Smooth and drinkable.
dextermorgan (97) - 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.
GuinnessGal (93) - Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beer of the month club beer for me. Big malty nose and a flowery hop note. Advertised as sweet but went down less sweet tahn expected so I loved it! Smooth beer!
rollingwood (91) - Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, red pour (almost brown until you candle it) with a light brown head. Extremely well-balanced malt-hop pairing. Fresh cherry-fruit nose leads to a sip of cherry, caramel, and toffee notes. Finishes as bitter-sweet chocolate. Amazing array of tastes. Delicious product.