mlane76 (55) - Albany, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle poured into a glass...very dark & thick with a beige head...taste is strong and sweet with a slight Hoppiness. I taste hints of roasted nuts, coffee and chocolate.
Zymurgeist2 (1080) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Massive thick, rich malt. Caramel is strong. Clear, dark brown head with moderate khaki head. Taste is cloying thick malt. Viscous and oily. Slight floral hops.
Sarlacc83 (900) - Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at OBF
A: Reddish brown with purple outlines. Creme colored head and some lacing.
N: Toffee, pecan, dark fruit, vanilla and caramel. Touch of spruce and earth. Coffee and tobacco.
T: Sweet with a rough edge of bitterness.
M: Medium body, light stickiness, a touch of alcohol.
O: A good malty beer. The balancing act is deftly managed, and I’m glad to have tried this. Doesn’t strike me with any immediate comparisons, however.
scarletfire65 (976) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Asylum in Jerome, AZ. Aroma is chocolate and toasted malt. Sweet chocolatey malt character. Earthy, grassy, touch of soy sauce. Bitter finish. Decent.
pdx77 (1424) - Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at 27th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival. Dark brownish amber color. Aroma is milk chocolate, caramel, and plum. Taste is similar to aroma, with bourbon, tobacco, and coffee notes. Smooth finish.
Sandler (10) - - MAY 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad. Not as sweet as normally prefer, but not too bitter, either. I would drink it again, but it wouldn’t be my first choice.
Aquilo (556) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Even thought they call this an "English style ale," this is actually a very American ale. Lots of hops, and too sweet. If it were English, I would expect a smoother hop character, and drier flavor. Dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma of fruit and cedar. Overall, this is a bit disappointing, but still drinkable.
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Phoenix. Notes of tobacco, nuts, toasted, chocolate, and amber malts, and earth. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and an earthy, malty mouthfeel. Decent English ale.
jkwood04 (4119) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of light roasted and chocolate and caramel malts plus light hops and light dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not bad just mediocre.
zoucrew102 (585) - - DEC 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BevMo, Phoenix. Rich caramel malt aroma with some roasted toffee. Pours brownish amber with a light brown head and decent lacing. Sweet caramel with some brown sugary notes. Finishes with the roasted toffee and just a bit of hops at the very end. I like it.
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