chinchill (1011) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my new silipint.
A: Poured dark reddish-brown, with a proper, creamy tan head that lasted a good while and left good lacing.
S: Smells like toasted sweet malt with hints of brown sugar and caramel.
Taste: dark malts with hints of dark fruits, caramel, and roasted nuts.
M: Medium-low carbonation wrks well for this full-bodied beer, Very smooth.
O: A very tasty English style pub ale with remarkably well hidden alcohol.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Nice looking dark amber color. No real aroma. Flavor is very much malt-forward, with no real hop presence. Strong, flavorless beer. Where’s the hops?
AR (935) - Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer has a definite English flavor with mild caramel. Slightly bitter with subdued malts. It is very drinkable.
hapjydeuce (910) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Didn’t see the label and assumed it was a barleywine before drinking. Surprised that’s for sure. English brown ale it said in tiny font below the tap list. Clear bronze color with minimal head. Caramelized brown sugar, light molasses and a faint hop character in the aroma. Straightforward flavor of more brown sugar and caramel malts. A bit spicy on the palate. Quite drinkable, light body. Not too shabby.
KUEric (866) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz Bottle: Pours a deep dark reddish-brown/amber color. A rather small dark brown head that leaves only a ring around the edge throughout most of the beer. Aroma is strong of coffee and roasted malts, there are some faint touches (though not much of anything really) of prunes, alcohol, and brown sugar. The flavor is sweet and finishes hoppy. Some notes of toasty roasted/burnt malts, prunes, caramel. Gets a little sweeter and brown sugar as it warms. Has a little bite to it.
Holy (831) - GERMANY - AUG 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2010 Shared with Travlr in the Nimbus Brewpub in Tucson. Offers moderate spiciness and caramel flavors behind a hint of alcohol. A nice beer.
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Cherry-mahogany color, tiny irregular head, small collar, semi-adhesive. Very slight aroma, nutty. It’s sort of similar to Belgian Dubbels I’ve had, but it’s more bitter without being hoppy. Kind of burnt taste, some dark fruits. Definitely not bad, I’d like to try it on tap.
Barreras (746) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cola color with a sweet molasses aroma mixed with hops. Taste is the same with a caramel aftertaste. A little bitter after the swallow. The alcohol content comes through throughout the beer.
mikedR (723) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice. Nutty with malty sweetness and a surprisingly dry finish. A tad of bitterness too.
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robertjm (718) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 26, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Practically zilch in head. Dark amber color. Cloudy as all get go. Nice english-style hops in flavor, which lingers in the aftertaste. Slight malty nose. After a few minutes of warming up the malt flavor is more pronounced, hops less so.I kind of laugh at the "...true premium ale and is priced accordingly." As to the sweetness they refer to? Where? Its interesting to read all the reviews. Tons of different opinions. Seems like a jekyl and hyde beer to me.