hayduke (2926) - 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.
can8ianben (1229) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong sweet malt flavor throughout. Pleasant west coast hops and a nice bitter finish tie it all together. Really nice but rather immemorable.
KajII (705) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a clear medium brown with some reddish highlights and a large (3-4 finger) light brown frothy head that had great retention, reducing to a med cap and having good streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a dark bread malt, floral hops and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of toffee, dark fruit (plums, figs and overripe grapes) and a mild nuttiness.
The taste was very malty with a nice toffee sweetness from the onset, becoming fully robust with a bold dark fruit presence and a mild hoppiness towards the finish. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow with a good fruity maltiness and a slight alcohol warming sensation left to linger.
Mouthfeel was just under medium in body with a dry oily texture and a ticklish carbonation.
Overall a fully robust and flavorful brew that possessed a nice light sweet fruitiness, which worked perfectly along with the slight hoppy presence...
Ferris (482) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Overwhelmed by caramels and toffee, but not too sweet. Very mild and creamy on the tongue. Mainly lightly toasted malts but not much else. A nice simple beer.
DYCSoccer17 (3012) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
10 ounce sample from the Horse Brass Pub in Portland, OR. It’s amazing that it took this beer 6 years to acquire 10 ratings. Aroma is rather mild with light caramel and light fruity hints. Mildly metallic, too. Transparent amber body with an off-yellow head that leaves decent lacing. Starts a little fruity and sweet, before it becomes chewy, caramelly, and toasted with maltiness in the middle. Finishes with decent roastiness and some metallic hops. Pretty tasty.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very fruity and yet nicely malty strong ale. Not quite well balanced, but yet very drinkable and quite tasty. A nice hop bitterness kicks in on the finish, great lingering flavors on the palate.
BrewDad (4255) - Olympia, 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.
riversideAK (5404) - 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.
theisti (2816) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber purchased online at Letspour.com. The pour is a hazed golden orange, with a wisp of an off white head. The aroma is sweet and chewy caramel, tangerine citrus fruit, and a round full dark fruit. The taste is caramel malt, resin, blended with big tangerine bitter hops, and sort of a husky finish. The dark fruits carry the long finish. The palate is medium bodied, a bit of an oily mouth feel, and the lingering bitter dark fruit finish. The big flavors make this feel more alcoholic than it actually is. Nice enough.
Lagerboy (661) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber with a fading tan head. Aroma of caramel and dark roasty malts, which are nicely balanced with a generous amount of hops. Medium bodied, also some fruit and nuttiness. Slow bitter finish.
Nice stong ale. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)