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 (599) - 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. It’s 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. It’s like a light version of a barley wine. Overall pretty good.
Aquilo (599) - 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.
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 didn’t really move me.
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.
Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Aroma is a sweet yeast with some Carmel malt. Appearance is a dark brown with some lacing. Taste is almost of a dark esb. Some sweetness is in there as well. Palate is pretty mild. Overall, a good beer. Would buy again.
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deaconmike (459) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Taco Mac. Nice looking pour - dark reddish brown with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is caramel apple, butterscotch, toasted malt and molassess. I liked the aroma better than the taste presented the toasted malt and caramel, but not a lot of complexity. There was a kind of metallic taste that kept creeping in and a bit more sourness than i prefer. Finishes dry with a lingering bitterness. Mouth feel was fairly thick despite only moderate carbonation. Interesting brew, glad I’d tried.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Immy for this one. From bottle, pours a red mahogany with tan fo9amy head. Nose is light, sweet malt. Flavor is earthy malt with a light bitter finish. Surprising this was 8%!
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A gift from a friend in AZ.
Poured into a pint glass being dark amber brown with a one inch tan head that laced nicely down the glass during consumption.
Strong malty sweetness of caramel & very light booze.
Definite dark fruity roasted toffee yet a dry finish of hops. Like the bitter end of this beverage. Balanced very well.
Overall this is a better than average English style pub beer. Would easily consume again.