djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with small white head. The aroma is biscuit, spice, dark fruit. Medium mouth, caramel, raisin, grain, lingering sweetness.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Porters in Medford:   Garnet in color, off-white head, fairly large, sticky lacing.   Looks decent enough.   Nutty nose, malty, certainly biscuity.   Marris Otter malts on the tongue?   At least that is what I think it is, very biscuity.   Malty, but not heavy.   Lighter example of the style, but decent enough.   Body and mouthfeel border between moderate and full.   Slightly fruity on the exit.   Decent beer, not so heavy with the biscuit aspect, which I dislike if too heavy.   Fairly well balanced, obviously the hop side of this is miniscule.   Simple and enjoyable.
Strykzone (6025) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle sent by Hayduke. Enjoyed during a facebook chat. This beeer poured a mahogany brown and was mostly clear. A tan that was one finger at best but that had strong retention. A very unique nose was sweetness and rye. The flavor began with huge rye and grain. That grain was complex and made me wish I was more familiar with varieties of it. Chocolate and rye were tasted but other nuances were missed. Late, some hops began to emerge. They were mildly bitter and offered soft fruit. This was such a fun beer to sample and rate. Beginning with a unique blast it later allowed nuances to be tasted. Thanks, Ron!
riversideAK (5938) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhat fruity, dark fruit, nutty nose, a little toast, roast and earthy hop characteristics. Pours dark brown, auburn and shit. Nutty, fruity, dark fruit, a little tropical, dry, earthy. Nice mix of flavors. Dry finish, Beer is somewhat thin.
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium brown color. Small head. Aroma is malty, fruity and sweet. A medium to full bodied Strong Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Smooth taste. Nicely balanced. Nice sweet finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
BrewDad (5274) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice Malt and hops aroma. Big alcohol flavor and finish. There is a caramel flavor and finish. Nice strong English ale.
JulienHuxley (5203) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared. Clear copper pour with disappearing white head. Aroma is sugary, brown sugar, light cinnamon. Taste is sweet, sugary, light grainy huskiness. Palate is med bodied with light-med carbonation.
hayduke (4282) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This 22 oz. bottle poured a dark amber with a robust tan head and good lacing rings. Nose was crawling with malty aromas including rye. Medium body and smooth and chewy mouthfeel. Flavor is very malty, with all sorts of flavors including nuts. The finish was lightly bitter and with some subtle fruit that was delightful. This was kind of like an English Bitter but smoother and easier to drink than most. Excellent. This small brewery is making good beer.
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby brown. Cherry and honey on the nose. Sweet with tree bark and raisins. Sweet but lacking something in the middle. Maybe it’s too dry. Has lots of oak.
jsquire (3971) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Horse Brass pub in Portland. Clear ruby red color with a thin, off-white head that left strong lacing. Lots of sweetness in the nose, like the belgian candi sugar. Tons of malt sweetness but with equal tons of hops to balance it out. It is not an IPA hoppiness (I wrote down American Strong Ale as my guess for it’s style). I really liked it and wished it was available here.