urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handpump at Max's on Broadway. Fruity basic bitter with a great head. I mean it when I say this is great session beer. Not hugely complex, nothing awe-inspiring, just damned good English ale.
bax (980) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 02/07-2011) Low light brown head, clear orange color, malty taste.
ralphdot (967) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
6.0% amber colour with a good head, malt aroma and fruity malt taste, good beer.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy reddish-brown with a small light brown head that doesn’t last long, no lacing either. Bready and caramel aromas, sugary caramel and sweet honey flavors, medium bodied with a lightly carbonated almost watery mouthfeel. Finishes with a lingering sweetness, gets better as it warms.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2003 Scant head. Minimal nose. Ver low carbonation. Bitter and fruity. Lots of wood flavors. Very English tasting. This bottle was a high fill and was served cold, which may be the reason for the low carbonation.
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a red brown color with a small off white head and decent lace. The aroma is roasted malt, ale fruit, and slight hops. The flavor is nice and roasty, chocolate, bitter coffee, sweetness, ale fruitiness, and overall pretty tasty. This ESA behaves like a Porter/Stout/ESA hybrid. The palate is smooth and slick. Overall, I like it fairly well.
doubelknv3 (919) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark red with creamy head. Notes of sweet malt and carmel. Fairly sweet flavour that is quite malty with some fruity notes. A bit carbonated; sweet in front and mild bitter finish.
Lagerboy (915) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby red with a thick creamy head. Roasty sweet malts, caramel, burnt sugar with some dried fruitiness. Mild bitterness, nicely balanced.
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ansjelaah (875) - 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.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of dried fruit, berries, caramel, and bourbon. Smells alot heavier than 6%. Pours a clear garnet with a smallish creamy off white head that is mostly diminishing with very light lace. Balanced start with lightly tangy acidic middle. The finish is long with slight bitterness, and again notes of dried fruit, and flowers. The medium creamy body is flat. It doesn’t happen often that a brew tastes better than it smells, but this one does. Very well done, and would make a lovely session offering. Hoping this gives me some relief from my stomach virus.