hopscotch (8785) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (dregs) … Tampa “Farewell to Sebletitje” Tasting… Hazy brown ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The nose offers caramel and toasted nuts – almonds and pistachios. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and nearly expired carbonation. The flavor is chocolaty-sweet followed by mild acidity. Lengthy, lightly bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of drowland. Thanks, Danny!
BMan1113VR (7822) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2009 Pours with a largish, rocky, light brown head covering a mahogany body. Nutty aroma with cinnamon, and nutmeg highlights. Spicy, nutty, sweet, and watery taste. Fizzy and dry mouthfeel. Reminds me more of a brown ale than a english strong.
Having now had this on cask, it is a decent beer, but nothing too incredible. Could have been soo much better.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye: Pours a transparent dark copper with a thin ring of spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly toasted British malt and some mild earthy piny hops. Body starts fairly full and malty sweet with some mild butterscotch and toffee complexity. Nicely balanced and very drinkable.
Ughsmash (7092) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured clear garnety-brown with a dense cap of beige head.. sticky lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up toasty caramel and brown sugar notes with nutty accents and an odd sour component. The flavor found redder fruits (and some associated sourness) to join caramel and nutty sweetness at the core.. bitterness was light and earthy.. light, but present sticky warmth surrounded.. grainy, residual fruit and brown sugar sweetness on the finish. Medium-bodied with a slow, scratchy feel on the palate.. just flowed decently. OK brew.
deyholla (6490) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a clear deep ruby brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a caramel notes with alcohol and sweet grains and a hint of deep fruit. Flavor has notes of deep fruit and dark grains with a hint of alcohol.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells herbal, vegetal and sweet. Tastes of pepper, earthy, tea, spicy, light. Enjoyable.
5000 (6184) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Burnt caramel in color, thin sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Strong biscuity nose, malty, very pale caramel.   Heavy biscuity flavors on the tongue, malty, slight cereal.   Has a slight peat aspect to it as well.   Backside is mealy and biscuity.   This is one malt oriented brew!   Very much a solid example of an English Strong Ale.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Having had the barrel aged version I can say that I prefer that one, however this one reveals more of the underlying flavors that were a bit subtle in that other version.   The 8% ABV is well hidden.   Comes across to me as a solid example of a nice malty/mealy/peaty English type Strong Ale.   Good stuff!   Thanks Bill for the bottle!
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, dark brown color with nice medium head, aroma of fruity cocoa, flavor is stout with some dark fruit and roast malt, finish is smooth
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/15/11. Bottle thanks to fratto! Mild sweet caramel/malty aroma with a sweet, malty flavor that is somewhat one dimensional but quite nice and very clean.
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
i am giving this a chance, what can the newly distributed rahr do for me? ... pours a dark cola dark maroon colour .. has a medium head... weird and weak aromas .. at first slight garbage and grapes, then more typical winter warmer smells... weak mouth and flavour, nothing offensive but is like drinking a dark malt michelob... i dont feel happy or safe drinking this used mop water in a bottle... rahr, do you make any good beers? seriously.. i have never had a good bottle of rahr, ever...