JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade with the_lutheran. Pours a mahogany color with a medium off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and spices. I detect several different fruits such as apple and raisins. Taste is nutty and semi sweet but nicely balanced out with hop goodness. Finishes with a malty touch. Nice brew!
unclemike (2603) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle) Pours a dark burgundy body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, dark malts, caramel, and licorice. Flavor of sweet and dark malt, licorice, and hint of dried dark fruits in the finish.
5000 (6600) - 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!
dfinney23 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours cola brown with a very thin tan head. Aroma is dark and sweet, roasted malt and raisins. Taste adds a bit of spice and wood.
fonefan (39785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Courtesy of cgarvieuk ]. Clear medium to dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dark bread, moderate roasted, light hoppy, light raisins. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sweet bread, dark malt, light raisin. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Beerenberger (1576) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is malt forward with notes of toasted malts, caramel, and nuts. A dark clear garnet-brown hue with a very thin tan head, which quickly forms a ring, and minimal lacing. The taste is surprisingly rich; not robust, but very rewarding. Roasted malts, toffee, caramel, with hints of nuts. There is a slight hoppy/peppery finish. Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Overall, I liked this beer and would drink it again - winter or not.
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with small tan head out of bottle. Aroma of malt, caramel, and toasted nuts. Flavor similar to aroma with emphasis on the toasted nuts.
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DeanF (1930) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a nice fruitiness mixed with coffee notes. Has a nice black body with minimal head. Flavour is sweet cocoas and coffee with a hint of apple. Smooth mouthfeel. Itís a fine and unique stout.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
8% ?? Wow never noticed. Caramel and butter scotch. Dry finish. almost not entierly not at all like hazelnut in there. A malty beer with a bit of spice. The best beer from this brewer so far.
fly (1441) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice. Malty and fair if seriously non-west-coast hop profile. Good beer, nothing wrong with it, perhaps a tad heavy on carbonation - wouild rate higher, but itís just not exactly my style nor what Iím in the mood for rihgt now. (in the mood for a bit more hops, other than that Iím just being evil)