Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Loose bubbly soaplike head. Rich malty aroma with dried fruit. Raisins, almonds and mild roasty flavours. Slightly sweet aftertaste, surprisingly given the flavours quite a thin body which doesn't quite meld with the taste
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2003
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The appearance is a medium sized tan rocky head with fine-small sized bubbles. It has an opaque body with no carbonation observed and the hue is reddish. The nose is skunky and the flavor consists of malt and hops with an aftertaste observed. The mouthfeel is tingly, smooth, thin, watery and light bodied. This beer has good lacing to it.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yes, I do call this knobgoblin. "Extra Strong"??? Im confused. This beer is thin and anti-climactic, very little to it. It did have some roasted malts and subtle hops here and there, but everything was toned down. The bottle had a cool shape to it, but not cool enough to describe.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - OCT 10, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. My brother calls this "knobgoblin". Uhh. It looks like a beer that is brownish-black and has a good head that lasts. VERY thin. Where the hell did Fly get this stuff? The initial mouthfeel is like it's going to be strong and complex but the flavor peters out badly. Couldn't imagine drinking the bottle of this.
fly (1393) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit buttery, caramel, with nice roasted character and good bitterness. had hesitated long to buy due to clear bottle and finally caved when I found one tucked away back on a lower shelf. Glad did, but still nothing too spectacular.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark coppery ruby-red with a light head and smoky, chocolate, hoppy aromas. Lots of roasted malt flavors with notes of fruit and chocolate. A little dry and smoky with some hops flavor to balance out the others. Strong aftertaste leaves a sweet and sour flavor behind. Fairly complex, yet easy to drink.
thedm (4867) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 6, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This brew poured a large head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that left behind a transparent softly carbonated brown body and a fair lacing. The aroma off and a bit skunky and not so ghood. The mouthfeel is smooth with a bit of an aftertaste that is probably spoiled by the nausiating aroma. The flavor is off too and weird. I am begining to feel it disagree with my stomach. It is thin, malty, and somewhat vulgar.
mribm (447) - Hurley, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Poured with an off white head and was cola colored. Nice malty smell and taste with some hops in the finish. This would make a good session beer. I'm not sure what qualifies this as an English Strong Ale, but it is an enjoyable, good tasting beer and I will definitely buy it again.
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent, but nothing special. Deep brown, virtually no head, draft serving. Aroma slightly of malts. Taste was malts, some hops for bitterness, and that is about it. Very British.
guzzler67 (1475) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Attractive dark brown appearance. Had a somewhat nutty, earthy aroma. Taste was thin and rather one dimensional - malty with little hop balance. Not something I would classify as a Strong Ale; if anything, more like a weak schwartzbier.