BBB63 (6016) - 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.
Glouglouburp (5998) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear brown with a small white head. Nose is earthy, tobacco and horse. Taste is very malty that’s, sweet, woody, maybe a bit nutty and also… well… “hairy”!?! Something about the taste reminded me of wet fur or something of that nature. Decent beer but I like my beer like I like my women, not too hairy.
drowland (5993) - Valdosta, 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!
SudsMcDuff (5812) - .....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!
DSG (5731) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Very dark brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some toastiness, fruits, chocolaty and nutty notes and a bit of hops and alcohol. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, nuts and fruits. Finishes with bitter and slightly spicy hops and a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied with a somewhat thick and rounded feel. Not bad.
swoopjones (5725) - 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.
TaktikMTL (5703) - Montréal-Nord, 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)
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a red-amber color with a white head. The aroma is toffee with some earthy and dirty hops. The flavor is toffee, earthy hops and some fruit. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Decent, but nothing special.
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear dark caramel color with very faint bubbles. Nose of brown sugar, sweet caramel and apples. Taste is lightly smoky, rye, sweet cracker with an oily body and bready finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a tan head. Sweet caramel malt, chocolate and dark fruits. A light woodiness and hints of wheat and bubble gum. Interesting brew.