bhensonb (13733) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Johnís Marketplace. Pours very ruddy copper with a multifinger foamy beige head. Warm aroma of roasted malt and xmasy spices. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is roasted malt, but not harshly roasted. The spices arenít quite there. But there is something bitter balancing the malt - like subtle rosemary? Or maybe just fruity/floral hop. Itís a bit dirty/gritty in the finish. Still not harsh though. Really good ale, but not really great ale. Or maybe it is.
mcberko (12996) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a dark copper with a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted malt and bready caramel malt. Flavour is similar, with bready malt and a little toasted nuts. Pretty dull and lifeless. But itís okay.
Ratman197 (12818) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, nuttiness, earthiness and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, coffee, nuttiness and light earthiness with a smooth lingering carmel finish.
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, ginger, and spruce. Flavor of caramel malt, raisins, light pine, herbs, and grass with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.
Ferris (11037) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Woody dirty notes. Deep clear brown with a small beige head. Deep roots brown malts and a long dry Woody finish.
slowrunner77 (9411) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice roasted malt character, with a little hops and alcohol and a smooth drinkability that stood out even amongst some really nice brews. Good strong ale, though I liked the very itg a little more."
DuffMan (9023) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with TylerDurden (who no longer frequents this site, the bastard). Pours a dark brown with some sedimentary particles at the end of the pour. Chunky tan head. Sweet brown sugar and raisins, sponge toffee. Astringently bitter finish, like biting into grape seeds. Medium bodied, very tasty.
sebletitje (8957) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of googzoid10
pours brown, thin off-white head
aroma has a nice roasted caramel malt presence followed by subtle hops, mostly pine.
flavors, roasted malts, hints of coffee, chocolate, followed by a nice hop pine/floral mouthfeel that balance everything out, making this one a tasty IPA.
Finish has some notes of caramel/roast covered with hops goodness.
marcus (8807) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours hazy amber with a rich fluffy beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a hearty brown malt flavor that is pretty bitter for an English Ale. Very tasty.
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber-brown beer with a cream colored head. Malt and light toasty aroma. Malt and grapefruit flavor with light pine and light spice. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine lingers with light spice, malt, and light darker malts.