alexanderj (3542) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured a reddish brown with a milky tan head. Aroma of fruit, nuts, caramel and bread. Flavor was surprisingly solid. Rich caramel and cocoa notes, with nuts and fruit. Sweet. Nice beer.
kidmartinek (4688) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber color, small head. Malty nose, slightly nutty. A good amount of roasted malt taste in the flavorand a little toasted nut as well. Medium body. Bitter and malty aftertaste.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1/5/10 on draft at the Woodinville brewery. Aroma has a suprising hop balance for the style, and the c-hop character balances the sweet/sour notes. Appearance is clear light brown with a very well maintained cream head. Flavor is biting, dfinitely more on roast than hops. More classic English roast comes through here with a nutty finish that shows a touch of fruity hop flora. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a medium-high carb texture and very clean finish. Overall, this has a bit more bite than its English counterparts, yet goes down a touch easier, perhaps due to lower sourness.
pstutzman (1) - USA - JAN 3, 2010 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of malt and honey with a hint of hops. Quite clear, medium brown color. Medium body. Flavors are malt forward with a slightly sweet mid-pallet, finishing with more malt and just enough hops to keep it from being overly sweet. I nice representation of the style.