Strykzone (5898) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the brewpub. I really donít get much of a nose here. Malt and rich fruit. The flavorvis much morebpronounced and vibrant. Lots of fruit. Dark and citrus varieties. Some anise pops in along with cocoa. This is entertaining to try. So much is going on.
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Borefts 2011 thanks James Holy. clear russet with no head. Caramel aroma. Caramel and touch of raisin. Woody oxidised. Decent enough thanks. 3.2
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish amber color. Shy nose with some spicy notes. The palate shows a good mix of caramel and nuttiness. Mostly malt flavors, but good balance from the hops.
reggiedunlop (3536) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an opaque chestnut with a thin tan head...light sediment. Aroma is malty...molasses and some fig...a bit of an alcohol/nail polish note but faint. Flavor is roasty and has a bit of chocolate and dark fruit...better than the aroma suggests. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is roasty/malty and a bit of chocolate.
Niko100 (2389) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber/brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, & fruit; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, some dark fruit, and spice; Finish is slightly bitter; Not too bad overall.
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
24th September 2011
Borefts Beer Festival 3. Bottle from James I think (Holy) - Cheers Mate! Hazy amber beer. Tidy pale tan head. Light crispy palate. Nice toffee - raisan malt. Tiny bit of hop. Quite olde worlde. Decent enough.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, canít remember who sent me this. Amber pour w/almost no head. Malt aroma. Sweet malt flavor w/touches of roasted nuts, some toffee, some caramel. Just a touch of hop bite on the finish. Smooth & easy to drink, alcohol is well hidden. Very true to style. Solid English Ale
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Nimbus in south Tucson. Itís a very dark brown color with medium carbonation. The smell is caramel malts, roasted malts, and mild hops. The tastes is a little sweet, some caramel flavor, brown sugar, and a little bitterness from the hops. Itís like a light version of a barley wine. Overall pretty good.
DMLINAZ (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours dark reddish brown; comes across somewhat bitter at the start but good balance at the finish.
decaturstevo (5582) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown/red pour with creamy tan head and lace. Toasted malt, abv, and cough syrup. Abv, toasted malt, and a nice sweetness. Medium bodied but a bit fizzy.