SudsMcDuff (7256) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle .. . pours a medium brown .. abv was done well .. mild all around, nothing to special but non offensive .. . mild grain and bread, slick mouthfeel
.. . . sit ubu sit, good dog!
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
9/21/11. 12oz bottle. Dark brown, almost black pour, some ruby under the light, with a small tan head that fades fast and doesn’t lace at all. Big fruity aroma with dark fruits, molasses, and a bit of chocolate. Sweet flavor with a bit of tart fruits, roast, and earthiness. Not bad!
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Smooth drinking brown ale. Malty, slight chocolate. Seemed to be better a couple of years ago though.
daniele (6888) - ITALY - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quasi mogano buona schiuma un po grossolana buona persistenza leggero fruttato caramello nocciola buone note maltate leggere tostature amaro medio
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: clear dark brown brew with plus sized frothy , slightly tanned shade. Good lace. Ubu is quiet handsome … 4+
Nose: crisp , clean and very refreshing. Solid blend of leafy , citric hops with malt. Highly aromatic with hint of grapefruit.8-
Flavor/Palate : Mid bodied. Straightforward brown ale with solid hop feel to balance. Simple yet with good depth. Slight warmth with well rounded finish. Lake Placid brewery offered pleasant surprise for me today. 14+/20
djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with small frothy off white head. The aroma is caramel malt and dark fruits . Thin mouth with sweet malt, dark chocolate, roast, very good.
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours dark brown, very caramel like in its hues, small white film of a head, fairly attractive lacing, with light carbonation. Slight roasty, light chocolate malt like aroma. A bit of alcohol and maple flavored bacon as well. Some hops, some malts, slightly chalky on zee tongue. Light body, somewhat thin mouthfeel. Finishes with a bland bitterness, slightly malty. This one doesn’t fit the bill as an English Strong Ale. Thanks goes out to jah noth for the trade!
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 12 achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arôme: Odeur de noix et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est brune rougâtre. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux beige et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Odeur de caramel, de chocolat ainsi qu’une point de fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #654)
PorterPounder (6523) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sit, Ubu, sit - wasn;t that from Mad about you? I digress....Excellent strong ale - elements of Fuggles Hops - reminds me of a strong bitter. Nice, dark tea colored appearance with a mocha colored head. Pleasant chocolately aroma. Thick mouthfeel - gets better as it warms.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle acquired from Pessie and served in a Bells Tulip: Pours a deep garnet and murky brown hue with a big fluffy off-white head and left very good lacework upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of crystal toffee malts, pale chocolate, Golden Promise base malt, some EKG and Northdown hops with a light fruity and leathery ester. A bit dusty and cardboardy but that was expected since it was cellared by Joe. When the beer works those seemingly off-notes actually work within the style...
then the taste, actually drier than expected, not as sweet as I would have thought. Light kiss of English bitterness and prevailing cardboard with some oxidization. The issue here is a complete and utter lack of depth that are found in best of genre. Minimal fruity notes, minimal darker malt tones, and really just a lack of earthy "punch". The mouth feel is equally disappointing, much thinner than is expected. This beer appears over attenuated if you ask me. Dry ashy metallic finish. Worse yet the thinness makes the alcohol more noticeable. This beer started with so much promise but flopped when it mattered more, on the palate. I like a nice British styled strong ale as much as anyone so this really made me sad.