happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark winter brew.It is a little roasty but generally malty with a nice kiss of hops.It has that standard Weyerbacher taste and aroma,almost like a supped upversion of their Autumn fest.I found it quite enjoyable altogether.
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Okay as an English Strong Ale this sucked, but it was a damn good beer! It reminded me of a very good porter. Black in color with a small head. Aroma is sweet, and very chocolatety, with a little roast. Flavor is outstanding, just not what Iíd expect for an English Strong Ale, frankly its more of a chocolate stout. Balanced, chocolate finish.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: I picked this one up at the store and guessed it was an English strong from the aroma alone. Proud of myself or something. Pours to a clear brown, ruby highlights, with a small tan head. Aroma is weak, with notes of coffee, nuts, cherries, light grains, dried apricots. Taste just has something not quite right. Thereís some initial cardboard/stale grains, followed by cocoa, roasted malt, dough, dried fruit, cherries?, corriander?, pepper. Thin and watery, strange.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep mahogany and brown, light tan creamy head. Soft nose of roasted coffee, chocolate, toffee and nuts, with a hint of toasted bread and earth. Itís very well balanced ,smooth and malty, with dried cherry and roasty notes dominating. Subtle hops round this out nicely. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation drying malty finish. Definitely worth a try...
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drunk out of a blue colored pint glass so no confirmation on definite appearance other than the head which was decent with some lacing that stuck around and stuck to the sides of the glass. Its got a little sweet scent. Tastes like something wintry should, although I canít see the influence of the chocolate malt or roasty flavor. Not great but good enough to light a small fire in this cowboy on a winterís night
hershiser2 (1319) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark, small head. Strong ale scent. Ordinary flavor/taste for a strong ale. Quite boring and ordinary.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Winter time. This is a decent chocolate smoky ale. Decent beer, but not that remarkable. Weyerbacher usually makes unforgettable beers, this one is not one of those.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - OCT 29, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
not much to this beer. poured a brown color with almost no head. Subte roasted aroma gave way to a thin malty flavor not much body either. some hops
zathrus13 (1733) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown, with a white head. Roasted/toasted malt aroma, with some chocolate as well. Body is very thin, with some chocolate and roasted malt. Alcohol is hidden very well.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at LV brewfest í04. Brown with a tan head. Wheaty, spicy, thin, malty. Tastes a little llike a dunkelweizen.