McGarnigle (578) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Slightly hazy caramel/toffee color, and those notes come through on the tongue. Euro-hops and spice (cinnamon and nutmeg included). Not too sweet. Decent body. I wouldn’t have thought it’s nearly 7% ABV. I’m not a big fan of spiced ales, which works against this one.
KyotoLefty (7433) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown with a slight amber tint. Medium tan, fine head. Amber malt aroma with caramel, chocolate, raisins. Very sweet and biscuity, with caramel and cookies. Warm, medium to full bodied. Finish of sweet malt, then alcohol and hops. Turns bitter in the end, and lasts a while. A pretty enjoyable brew.
Tanker12 (173) - USA - MAR 23, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty Aroma from the bottle. Taste is mild with some spices and it ends with a watery finish. Would not drink this is if was not in the mix pack
Ron (2950) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Orange/amber color with nice head retention and lacing. Citrus and apricot aromas to go with some malt. Starts off sweet and malty before you get the alcohol kick. Enjoyable winter brew.
jredmond (6142) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours an amber body. Aroma is malt and caramel. Taste is okay - some alcohol.
jb (2480) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting that its labeled English Strong. Oranges, toffee, Cinnamon aroma. Copper color with some off-white head + nice lacing pattern. English style palate, malty with some sort of English hop that is on the mild side. Nice, but not spectacular.
Brewbie (462) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. cloudy dark gold. small lasting head. light spice and caramel aroma. not bad tasting, a little biter at first with a slight sweetness running thru it
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Pours deep copper with an off white bubly film of head. Spicy and fruity in the nose, vague, with a touch of grain. Mild carbonation in the light body. A bit grainy in the taste with subdued husk notes and fruity off-flavors. A touch of alcohol and odd phenolic spiciness. Pretty boring.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2009 Bottle. Pours an amber body with a white head. Fruity esters, and earthy hoppiness, a bit musky with a hint of copper. Light toasted malt and some citrus in the finish. Decent.
blipp (6869) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet malt aroma with notes of brown sugar and caramel. Medium body. Flavor is light and balanced, similar to the aroma but with an additional earthy note. Pretty good.