jdobbs (269) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
secret weapon. A fulsome, winsome strong ale. A deep copper tinged brew for the true aficionado, longer fermentation and thrice hopping bring about a complex soft bitterness allied to a malt induced sweetness with the characteristic oily Fuggles hop perfume. Not just for students. Once "stuffed" savour the flavour of a glass as a digestif... True "Aroma-therapy"
Creedence (261) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Franciscan Well Winter Ale Festival. Not a whole lot going on on the nose. Pours amber red with a thin lingering white head. Tastes of caramel, with strong off-flavour cabbage, lingering sour/bitterness. I know it’s good as I’ve had it many times before, this seems like a misrepresentative bad cask. Will re-rate.
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper colour with a nice white head. Thick and full bodied. Rather hoppy with banana and vanilla notes. Slightly metallic. Taste was not strongly expressed enough for my liking. Bitter, strong, lasting finish. Overall not bad, but I was expecting more.
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Funny tasting effort from meantime. Quite refreshing but not strong in the trad wheat sense
Juancho (239) - Clearwater Beach, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Porterhouse Temple Bar.... draught. Good looking copper/amber ale with a thin rapidly dissipating head. Sweet and malty with nice hoppy flavors to balance out the beer nicely. Pounded two of these in a few minutes (on my way to airport) and they went down beautifully. This could be an american pale ale...very nice.
kindacold (208) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pretty ruby red with a beautiful head that lasts. Light fruity taste with cinnamon and citrus notes. Finishes clean with tea like finish.
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent beer. Had it on vacation. Worth a try for the high alcohol content, but not for much else.
Pringao_Toribi (169) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Too strong alcoholic flavour for an ale, mediocre aroma and rich hoppy aftertaste.
Slubgob (168) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap pour. Dark brown, thick just of white head that lingers. Pine and bitter nose. More pine in front, malt middle, astringent almost grapefruit (but not at all sweet) finish. Digestif is a good way to think about this, skin to an Italian bitter. Your going to have to be ok with bitter to even approach this one.
evilempire (131) - sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very easy to drink, too easy for a beer this strength. deep amber colour, plenty of hop to balance the alcohol content