turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 500 ml: Appearance: Dark pour with a light tan head. Aroma: Nutty and malty. Flavor: malty and sweet
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 30, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nicely carbonated, and hopped. A little to strong on the bourbonesque taste though. Reminds me of liquor. Just another half-good english ale. Aroma is pretty much the same as the flavor. A nice smooth palate is the only thing that stands out. Malty bodied. with an abrupt finish.
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn fine beer. Attractively dark, rich, and full body. Great flavor with a satisfying finish. I wish I could find this on tap in Knoxville, but I’ll have to be content with bottles.
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
strong and dark, the colour and the taste together, lashings of malt, not too much of a head, vanishes quickly but a very white....finishes quite bitter, not a beer to drink all of the time but pretty good once in a while
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
not a bad brew. not as bitter as the deScriptions here seem to indicate.. a distinct dark, nutty flavor dances a drunken ballet with a subtle presence of carbonation. poetry.
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2005 Very interesting beer. VERY strong bitter flavour. Not something i could drink a lot of, quite fizzy. Gives me a bit of a headache, id recommend anyone to try it though. good slogan ’afraid you might taste something lager boy?’ Very dark looking with a dark head.
shanereid (75) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very thick head, noticeable and lovely. That said, the beer was strange - started well, finished poor. I didn’t enjoy that much.
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2006 Bottle pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Very pleasing to the nose. Mix of fruit, malt, caramel, and a hint of nut or chocolate. I loved the first mouthful of this beer. Very complex taste, pleasing mouth-feel. Gets more generic as you drink. Good brew.
Tmoney99 (13005) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Party Source. Poured a light brown with an average off-white head that was lasting and porduced a fair lacing. Moderate well balanced aroma. Medium body with a sweet finish. Medium sweet balanced flavor that was for an average duration.
BeerandBlues2 (11665) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark nut brown with an edgy tan head. Sour malt (straw) and nutty caramel, yeast aroma with some background hops. Yeast sweet maple flavor with a hoppy fizzy dry finish; caramel and nut notes. Medium clean refreshing palate, very drinkable.