kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely ruby brown in colour, with a lasting beige head. Woody musk aroma, with caramel, berries and some unidentifiable fruits. Medium bodied. Interesting flavour. Very woody, with some caramel, and lots of dark fruits and chocolate. Sherry notes are there too. Quite a warming alcohol sensation, which was suprising considering its only around 7. Some smoky/roast flavours crop up in the aftertaste once you get into it. Very interesting beer.
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Seems to be a nice representation of an English ale: Musty, sweet and dark. Forward is the sweetness followed by a nice malt body and a short, bitter end. I enjoyed this because of its ability to transport me to its origin.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. I have been wanting to try this for a while but was unable to stomach the price...but I caved, and am happy I did. poured an amber murkey color with a small whiteish head with good lacing. A caramel, sweet malty aroma leads into a superbly balanced taste. the malt is semi sweet and just rightly sized for the bitter hop complement. The malt is smokey, toasted, dry with a nice bitter end. the smoke tatse is pleasantly prominate. Really enjoyed it!
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Molasses-brown with an immediate aroma of malt and rich fruit. Flavor of currents and toffee, pleasant and complex--but not so complex as to overwhelm. Enjoyable.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddish colour with small off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with spices. Fruity flavor with hints of berries.. Slightly thin palate.
Crit (3820) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
An ugly looking beer,brown with no head or fizz.Molasses alcohol nose. Flavor of toffee,molasses,malt and alcohol..basically flat. Not a good effort
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance:Red brown good head.
Flavor:Caramel bitterness at the start,alcool anmd fruity at the end
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, it’s enjoyable, and quite balanced in my opinion. But it’s lack of bottle conditioning take away from the palate and the appearance. It costs too much for what it is.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and brackish with minimal head. A persimmon bread and grapes aroma. The flavor is one-dimensional, but on multiple levels and has a veg-herb touch. Twigs and berrys galore. A light sweetness. Very good and quite charming. Taxonomically, it must be variety or subspecies of an English Strong Ale, as it is quite unique to be lumped into such a sinful catagory.
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Amber coloured. Light brown dense head. Malt, sweetness and fruit in the aroma. Flavour is fruity as well. Alcohol notes and some malt. Ends on a sweet note with a light alcoholburnt. Decent beer.