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 (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.
hapjydeuce (996) - 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 (934) - Scottsdale, Arizona, 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.
robertjm (843) - 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.
Holy (837) - 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.
MarinEvelyn (796) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very malty, sweet, raisin, dark fruit. Nice mix. Slight bitter finish. Very enjoyable beer
Tstamba (699) - Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to s pint... Mahogany with off white head. Sweet roasted malt with some subtle spiciness... Very good beer.
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.
Aquilo (616) - 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.