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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A hearty British style strong ale with a deep chestnut color. This warming elixer complements stews, soups, roasts and wild game. It's magically delicious.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 19, 2005
on draft at middle ages syracuse: if ever in syracuse you should check this place out. one of the few places i have encountered where they give free 10oz samples for as long as you like...very nice!! poured dark brown a tan head. nose of toffe mallted crunch....sweet rock candy. a mustiness as well. mouth says alcohol sweetness and more choc malt and molasses thickness. i found other middle ages beers much more enjoyeable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2005
This was an alright strong ale, but doesnít hold a torch to the Wailing Wench for flavour or depth. Granted, it was had with a lovely Cuban cigar, which perhaps overwhelmed the taste. It poured a deep reddish-brown, and was not dissimilar to Fullerís Vintage, but was hardly a favourable comparison. For a strong winter ale, it was a bit lacking in flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rajendra82 (958) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2004
The 12 oz. bottle arrived in the BIF X-Mas package from shippos. The body was clear and reddish amber in color and lacked much head, although carbonation was pretty good. Aroma sweet honey malt with the Ringwood yeast signature movie theatre popcorn. The taste was soft and fruity, but a bit watery. The Ringwood off flavors generally well in check in this beer. Carbonation was prickly on the tongue, and the aftertaste was salty. The alcohol was felt in the warmth in the stomach, and the beer drank stronger than the actual alcohol content.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - DEC 1, 2004
My mother brought back a whole middle ages sampler from her shopping trip to Syracuse. Pours a coppery red colour with very little head. The nose is aggressively malty with some spiciness. The flavour had that same strong maltiness with an alright hop bitterness on the ned. I think this could be better if they played up the spice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YogiBeera (2487) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Bread yeast and cereal nose. Light hoppy taste with a short duration. Not much going on here.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Cask. Nose is slight butter (Surprise. its middle ages) Very very faint spiced bitter qualities. This is the first beer Iíve had on cask that I can honestly say would have been better from a keg or bottle..

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8848) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2004
ruity ringwood Yeast and multiple hops and good dose of malt. Peaty. More sweet than bitter, but dry finish and acidic citrus there. Nutmeg and cinammon. Decent warmer and drinkable in bottle form.. Unique for this brewry coppery color, less aggressive hops so maybe shelf life less

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
jgb9348 (4815) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Copper coloured body with almost no head. Aroma of caramel, peaches, malt, peanut brittle and toffee. Medium-bodied; Strong malt flavour with sweetness from fruits largely noticeable. Aftertaste shows harsh cardboard and alcohol with malt noticeable as well. Overall, not so great. Iíve had this before, but this time Jon[R888710] is the one that gives me a beer from upstate new york. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York on 18-September-2004.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - SEP 19, 2004
Cranberry brown color, slightly obscured/hazy. Head is gone in no time, just a small off-white crown at the top of glass. Smells of caramel corn/peanut brittle. Taste is sweet malt: toffee, caramel, strong malt that transitions into a roasted, strong, drying hop finish. Strong beer, but all it is is a 1-2 punch. No middle ground or variance of tastes. No winter spices either which is disappointing. Not a very good beer. Purchased Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, NY after my trip to Toronto in April.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2382) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2004
Decent head that is nice and creamy on top. Buttery biscuit aroma with a good helping of malts. Color is a slightly hazy orange/amber. Flavor is mellow but quite good. Good helping of malts and a bit of hops which lend a citrus flavor. Finish has a slight alcohol warming and goes down pretty easy. A decent beer.


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