mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent English ale. Nicely balanced, and the extra alcohol gives it more character than their Speckled Hen.
Shag (2655) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown color with little head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, and raisin. Flavor is malty with more caramel, toffee, toasty notes. Aftertaste is dry. Overall I don’t know what it is but I dig these hens.
BREWMUSKCLES (2339) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2013 veerrryy nice ale with golden raisin a bit of sweet vanilla and a touch of almond. malt brew with good soft smoothness and a nice appearance of amber with small brown yet substantial head that seems sugary. nice surprise, and a lingering finish with some bitterness.
Marc18 (28) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong amber ale. with malt, hop and woody aroma. Good drinkabilty, a little sweet, malt, caramel and toffee, oak, bitter finish with a hint of raisin. A quality ale for the price.
alex_leit (180) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old good strong ruby-amber ale with malt, hop and woody aroma. Good drinkabilty, a little sweet, malt, caramel and toffee, nuts, oak, bitter finish.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Manchester Pub. Pours caramel colored with a medium beige head. Aroma is sweet (and malty with some woodiness (oak, I presume). Taste is one par with the aroma, sweet toffee and malt-forward with some fruit and spice notes. Not bad.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed this. What’s in a name? Malty smoothness. Thin easy drink. What else to say?
bb (7234) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a low cream head. Light malt aroma. Malt and toffee flavor. Medium bodied. Malt and light toffee linger with light citrus and light dried fruit.
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel pour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet malt and some fruit and oak. Taste is creamy smooth. Nice malt backbone. Little sweetness and an oaky finish. Goes down so smooth.
Braudog (5965) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The ruddy reddish color is evident thru the clear bottle. Not much of a head, just a bit of foam. The aroma is of wet mash and caramel, with a sweet edge. This drinks with an almost whiskey-malt sugary bottom, ending with a decidedly British twist. (#4988, 4/16/2013)