caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark amber with a quick light brown head and decent but fine lacing. Nose is brown sugar, caramel, wood, and some alcohol. Flavor is surprisingly weak, with only hints of the above tones and a touch of hops....backside is watery. Maybe English ales are supposed to be boring, but I’m not English and I don’t like boring.
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Candied sugar, toffee malt, and straw aroma. Cloudy brown-amber with large light tan head. Sweet rock candy, toffee malt, and moderately bitter herbal flavor. Light alcohol finish. Nice.
gopherfan99 (881) - CROATIA - JUN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; pours clear amber with a beige head; sweet dark fruit aroma with caramel, alcohol, and oak; taste is sweet with dark fruits, caramel, and a hint of spice; finish is dry and bitter with oak and a little spice; another good beer from Samuel Smith
Itzjerm (1648) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
NIce barrel aroma, vanilla oak. Quick fading head. Taste is carbonation, sweetness, barrel, light vanilla. no sour (impressive for cask). Palate is a bit overcarbonated but full body (expected at 9%) Overall a nice beer. Its like Firestone walker DBA on steroids.
BrunoSanchez (175) - Fermo, ITALY - MAY 13, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ale inglese da carattere! Colore ambrato scuro con schiuma pannosa. Al naso molto profumata con note di brandy. In bocca corposa, ben bilanciata tra dolcezza e secchezza. Il sapore ricorda la frutta candita in liquore con un punto biscottato. Finale persistente. Un grande classico ma non molto beverina... una birra da "divano"
jjsint (1337) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Maypole, Cambridge. £8.00 but I know it can run upward of £12 in London, and you gotta spend money to make money... Light brown with a rust/orange hue. I’ve poured this badly & given it a fairly big cream-coloured head. Aroma isn’t all that forthcoming: raisins/figs and a bit of sour mash whiskey. Sweet/spicy taste, intense and chewy. A fair bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Nice chewy palette with gum-numbing carbonation. It’s good, but not mind-blowingly so, and to be honest with the price and the hype, a little more intensity wouldn’t go amiss.
Mackeon (148) - - MAY 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
They don’t do much wrong at Samuel Smith’s. This is yet another great beer from Tadcaster. Rich aroma, full-bodied, somewhat smoky, a very finely-tuned brew. And I just love that artwork.
Fatehunter (1642) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours two fingers of head on a cloudy dark straw body.
The aroma is dark grains, oak and a little candy.
The taste is earthy, dirt, and dark fruits. Mild sweetness.
The texture is medium.
Theydon_Bois (12569) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Cads 10th Anniversary bash, 29/03/15.
Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is rich fruit, spice, raisens, malt, fruit cake mix.
Taste comprises spiec, toffee, rich fruit loaf, dates, mince meat, toffee.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent strong, plenty of depth in this number.
gegwilson (1939) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a deli in Northallerton. Pours amber with a frothy cream head that fades quite quickly. The taste is quite sharp, sour citrus with orange notes especially. Some cough medicine notes along with noticable booze. A little oak in the finish. A interesting beer that wasn’t quite what i was expecting.
tsd08460 (186) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: alcohol, leather, oak
Appearance: amber, hazy, minimal head, brown foam,
Taste: light sweetness, lightly sour,
Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, astringent, long finish,