bhensonb (13971) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Guerde. Thanks for this ridiculously antique concept beer. Love anything to do with Burton upon Trent. Pours clear ruddy copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is mostly floral, with some hints of treacle, and then some fairly roasted malt. Full bodied - very oily/thicky. Flavor is pretty roasted malt with a lot of floral/earthy hop. This ale is not just a slight nod to English ales. Itís a sturdy, hoppy, malty wonderful construct. Chip butty and oat cakes at the Burton Bridge Brewery. Stick to the oat cakes! Very, very nice ale.
BVery (9482) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Rich amber pour with a terrific soapy white head that clings to the glass for a long time. Nose is sweet caramel and a touch of light fruit. Full palate yet not heavy. Restrained flavor - mild caramel malt and a touch of fruity sweetness. Well balanced overall.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured clear, deep reddish-amber with a tight-bubbled beige head. The aroma picked up toasted darker fruits, molasses, vanilla, and light nutty notes.. some floral accents.. warm and welcoming. The flavor found more warm fruits, biscuity notes, and a touch of maple at the core.. some vanilla and sweet aged caramel on the next layer.. darker fruits and peppery yeast on the warm finish. Medium-bodied with moderate-plus carbonation on the palate.. I rather enjoyed it.
blutt59 (6501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, thanks to swalden28, brown color with a milky lactic aroma, flavor of malty caramel and pennies
Mora2000 (6154) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with an off-white head. The aroma is full of toffee. The flavor is a bit more complex. I get some toffee, caramel and grass, as well as a medium amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Suttree (6043) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copperish, with a ring of foam. Smells very bready and toasty. Flavor is, well British. Not every sweet and a definite English hop note. May be a little bit water. Thanks to grownfool for the bottle!
nuplastikk (5742) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Dexters. Deep brown-burgundy body, respectable foamy beige head. The aroma isnít so hop forward, more of a brewhouse soapy yeast thing going on. Woody, bland English taste. Really dulled out, some Ale yeast tones. The malt bill isnít so exciting, tastes like sugar made the ABV. Interesting in theory. I suppose it tastes like a really bad IPA, circa 1850.
JK (5650) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown beer, with a good-sized white head on top. Hops in the aroma, and the flavor is not something I am familiar with. There is sweetness but also lots of hops in this beer, and a considerable malt backbone. Somewhat thick and heavy, a good palate.
Skyview (5534) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors, Maplewood, MN. Pours a clear dark copper brown colored brew with an average size off-white head that slowly dissipates. Aroma of mild dark English malt, some floral hops, a hint of caramel and toffee. Taste is medium to full bodied, flavors of roasted caramel malt, brown sugar, a hint of toffee and light cherry. Finish is semi-sweet, some brown sugar and toffee aftertaste that slowly disappears, followed by a little alcohol presence. Actually, this is one decent winter warmer that should have been with the 150th Anniversary series.
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A rich copper hued brew with a long lasting khaki head. The nose has sweet notes of toffee and black tea. There is also some pear and brandy. The taste is fairly sweet up front with toffee and more of that pear character. The finish is black tea and quality tobacco. A slightly thinner body and more lively carbonation than I would have thought for this big one. I had this a few times and appreciate it more now. The booze is there but really pretty subtle. Nicely done and well restrained. This is a tasty winter time sipper.