fsquirrel29 (75) - Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I tend to like English and Scottish strong ales and Moorhouseís is just average. Not bad and not great - just right in the middle. I had this from a bottle (so I donít know how long it had been in the store), but it was very cloudy when I poured it into a glass. A decent flavor, but nothing really distinct about it. I would gladly drink this beer if somebody handed it to me, but at $5 for a pint bottle, I wonít be buying it again.
AirForceHops (2350) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1 pint 0.9 oz. bottle from BrewTopia. No date on the bottle. English pint shows a nice amber/ brown color. Very minuscule head. Nose is malt scotch. Flavor is malt dominate with some light fruit notes in the background. Light notes of toffee. Lighter side of medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Can this be an English Strong ale at 5.9%?? No problems with this just a bit boring. It is easy enough to drink.
tombyars (1266) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First tasted this in the Boswell Hotel, Glasgow in March 1993. Cask, handpump dispense. Opaque orange amber in colour with a thin white head. Thin presence of butterscotch present in the short aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malt gives a rich buttery shortbread biscuit base with syrupy dates and soft brown sugar. Earthy prickle of hop resins are present in the aftertaste. Finish is sweet and malty with warming mead notes coming through. An excellent Old Ale and well recommended.
bhensonb (9814) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Half Time. Love this brewery. Black Cat, Pendle Witches, etc. Pours very hazy amber with just a few whiteish bubbles. Aroma of old darkish fruit. With toffee. Full bodied - but thins a lot as the carb leaves. It is so Gales Prize Old Ale - like 14 years ago! Itís almost buttery - but not diacetyl. Maybe itís overripe light stone fruit. Maybe itís date. Maybe itís mysterious. Itís lovely. Itís tasty. It is so over the pond - but they canít get it there. Poor cousins.
BeerandBlues2 (8444) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is light caramel then biscuit malt, light earthy hops and light fruity esters. Flavor is malt dominant with some cedar notes and fruity esters, faint hops with a lightly sweet finish. Medium-light body, low warmth and carbonation.
mansquito (2877) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Macarthurís Beverages, DC 500ml ($4): Pours a orange-like color with a pretty small whitish head. Aroma is of toffee, a few flowery hops, and some subdued fruity flavors. Taste is much the same as the aroma. I think it is just a tad bit off-balanced. Bitterness is rather subdued. A little bit sweet, but not too much. Body is not as thick as I was expecting. Some caramel notes in there as well. Not too bad, but nothing particularly memorable here either.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orange-red, off white foam. Nutty, malty sweet aroma, alcohol warmth. Taste is sweet, fruity, prune.
Suttree (4734) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can it really be a strong ale at 5.9%? Or an Old ale, as the label seems to suggest? Címon, its a bitter until proven otherwise. Cloudy orange, thin white head. Fruity aroma - apples, pears, mostly. Flavor is sweet - apple, tobacco, pear, some caramel. Some bite at the end. OK, I guess.
obguthr (3311) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kibble and leather aroma with toffee overtones. Dingy brown, with floaties. Heavy yeast presence with floral hop flavor managing to break through, some toffee present. Chocolate finish. Watery. I love where this beer was heading, but it ran off the track somehow.
blutt59 (5875) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, clear orange with slight foam, sweet malty fruit aroma, flavor is sweet caramel, ripe banana, raisins, good beer