steview (1035) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
sweet, citrus and caramel; altogether caramel aroma; fairly slick and flat carbonation; average appearance; bittersweet, sugary, citrus flavor; the amount of alcohol IS hidden; i am not sure about this, but it might be trying to be too much--simplify.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy nbutler11. Dark cherry red pour, thick creamy white head and very thick lacing. Raisins and dry berries in the nose, dry fruits and some chocolate. Sticky dry raisin flavors, sharp hops, some slight roast. Interesting, not sure of the style exactly but itís good.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky amber red color, with a small off white head, decent lacing. The heads leaving! Aroma is salt water taffe(Sp?) fresh hops, tinging on the nose. Flavor is sweet smooth, with a nice hop bite, lots of booze bitterness with apple in the finish.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours dark brown, almost looks like a porter. Aroma of toffee and caramel, with some dried fruits. Taste is dominated by alcohol, then the sweet malt and caramel flavors come through. Earthy finish. Decent beer, donít think I could have more than 2 at one time.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2008 Bottle from cbkscubert. Dark hazy amber color with nice tan head that vanishes quickly leaving good lacing. Aroma of malts and grape juice. Taste was malty with rasins, plums yeast, soy, and plums combined with a sour funk. Slight sour/ bitter finish. Funny, this beer smelled better than it tasted.
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. Whereís the hops?
AR (1000) - 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.
Caytinator (994) - 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. Itís sort of similar to Belgian Dubbels Iíve had, but itís more bitter without being hoppy. Kind of burnt taste, some dark fruits. Definitely not bad, Iíd like to try it on tap.
hapjydeuce (966) - Carlsbad, 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 (888) - San Francisco, California, 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.