robertjm (773) - 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.
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.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a fairly dark brown with a short lived tan head. Scents of dried fruit, malt, and weak coffee. Roasted flavors prevalent throughout, coffee, prunes, and sweetness with a slight bitterness in the finish. Not a big fan of coffee scented or darker roasted brews. Thanks to Flaco Alto for the bottle.
arondee (568) - 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.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a ruby hued amber color with a small tan sudsy head. Nose of grapefruit, dark fruits, hazlenuts, molasses, overall very mild. Initial taste is actually vinous with hazlenuts, touch of cocoa, dried fruits. Finishing with a mild bitterness hop balance. Alcohol is decently masked. Light bodied and smooth. Palate duration is average. Good head retention and spot lacing of the glass. This one didnít really move me.
Aquilo (555) - 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.
zoucrew102 (554) - - 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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gringo332 (545) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear reddish brown color/ fleeting head. Nice ripe dark pit fruit, spicy sweet aromas. medium body. Sharp, spicy caramel flavors with ripe pit fruits, mildly boozy finish. decent.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured brown with creamy off white head. Aroma of caramel, hops, and some fruit. Big flavor of sweet malt with chocolate, fruit, and sugar hints. Very sweet at times.
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Near black with thick tan creamy head and foamy lacing. Malty aroma has a faint tinge of rubbing alcohol lurking the background. Bitter / sweet taste of dark-roasted coffee and toffee. Creamy mouthfeel.