MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, clean malty aroma. Copper color. Big malt flavor with a strong hop presence. Enjoyable brew.
seymour (1323) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 1pt .9 fl oz brown bottle into a nonic glass. Nearly opaque copper colour with lots of chill haze, a thin layer of beige foam, and sticky lace. Aromas of sweet malts, caramel candies, molasses, orange marmalade. Flavours: rich malt sweetness, well-balanced by woodsy/earthy hops, toffee, toast, roasted nuts, freshly baked whole-wheat bread, dried apricots, a sweet and juicy plum, faint chocolate and coffee notes. Some pleasant oxidation--I’m pretty sure this bottle had been sitting there quite awhile--but it works with this English Strong Ale style. Well-concealed, alcohol, smooth and warming. A very tasty English ale overall.
redlem (1296) - Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium /dark ruby color with a thin head. Malt aroma with musty hop aroma. Slight hop taste, malts, slight toffee. Very slight port like quality.
Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From A Bottle.Reddish brown in colour with a small head,
aroma is of light hops,taste is sweet with malt,dark fruit and a dry sweet finish.
weaselkenievil (1234) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with medium white head. Aroma is malts, caramel, touch of smoke / tobacco. And a definite hint of cheap hot dog. More tobacco in flavour, more malts and caramel, some spice, little alcohol burn. Thin mouthfeel.
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Book_M_Dano for this. 16 oz bottle. Amber pour with a light head. There is not much aroma (spice and malt???). The flavor is a light bitterness (in an English way) with well balanced non-descript malts. The body is creamy with a full and creamy mouth feel…Very boring.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 5, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ourglass - I thought this was pretty thin overall and devoid of any compexity. Slightly bitter upon first taste, sour, dried fruits, somewhat astringent and some light bready maltiness.
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is slightly burnt malt with some caramel. Pours ruby brown with a weak head. The flavour is rich and full of coffee, molasses and sweet malt, albeit a little thin and watery. The finish builds with a pleasant, lasting bitterness. Not bad.
ansjelaah (1114) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011, bruine kleur, helder, ruikt en smaakt een beetje als een stout, rook en koffie, bitter, zoet, beetje mout.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Translucent or clearish amber wiht a thin white head, medium bubbles. The nose has some hints of bitter and alcohol and wheat hops whatever in the nose. THe taste is strong bitter right off. Later bitter as well. It just hangs out in there. Not that bad but just a tad bitter.