chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Northampton Brewery on 19 April 2010. Noted at 8.2% - quite a step up, if correct, from the ABV we have listed on RateBeer. Dark red colour. Just a thin collar of foam. Rich and smoky. Full and fruity. Raisins / stewed prunes evident. Developing chewy malt. Not too sweet. Not devoid of hops either. Very tasty.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear red hued orange with a thin soda bubble looking white-beige head. Toast and smoky malt on the nose over a bit of sweet caramel and vanilla. Medium bodied, light malt, a bit sweet. Finishes up with some tingly sweetness and more malt and almost some marshmallow.
joshsmith (5) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2008 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown pour with expected sweet malts in aroma. taste characterized by sweetness and alcohol. what i didn’t expect was a note of coffee in the taste... which worked for me. of the six beers i sampled at northampton brewpub, this was my favorite.
JoeMcPhee (8313) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is very malty and sweet. Toasty UK malts with some light earthy herbal character as well. Fairly sweet and toasty. Soft chewy palate, lightly treacly with a bit of molasses. Quite a nice brew. Lingering toasty sweetness.
boto (1826) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught: This one pored a deep, rich brown. There was a bit of a tan head and lacing to go along with it. The aroma had a slight peat and smokiness to it. The taste had a good roasted barley taste, which also had hints of the peat and smokiness. There was also a slight sweetness to the taste.