henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The 25 ounce bottle poured a slightly hazy dark amber beverage with a large smooth cream colored head that was mostly lasting and left great lacing on the glass. The aroma had a good balance for the style with the hop characteristics being dominant. There were floral and herbal notes out front with a nice malt sweet backdrop. The body was medium-full with lively carbonation and a sharp, dry texture. The flavor started off with a slight sweetness; the hop character coming out strong. Toward the middle the sweetness subsides and a nice hop bitterness takes over lasting through the good long finish.
SamP01 (578) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A cloudy ruby hue with a large lasting tan head on the pour with good lacing throughout to the end. Aroma of sweet toasted caramel malt, dark fruity notes, plums, dates, liquorice and some light alcohol esters. Taste is sweet toasted caramel malt, dark fruity flavors of plum, liquorice, some yeast, raisins and some light bitterness. Palate is a medium body with a smooth mouth feel and mild carbonation. Finish is sweet toasted malt, dark fruits, plums and raisin notes, light liquorice flavor with a slight pungent sweet bitter ending. Overall this brew was quite good tasty and enjoyable, very nice.
McGarnigle (560) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Our Glass bottle with a bit of crumpet on the label. Not dated. Pours clear ruby with everlasting head (and great lacing down the side of the glass too). Smooth body with soft fizz. Caramel and raisin malt backbone. The hops hit the back of the throat to dry it out. As it warms, fruity esters really come through, but too warm and there’s sherry booziness to it. Still a really good British beer, but pricey here in the States.
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with a thin off white head. Slight aroma of malt with a taste of malt. Fairly smooth.
fdomig (388) - München, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Aroma is very fruity and sweet. Appearance is wonderful dark amber with a small white head. Taste is slightly bitter and sweet. A soft carbonation and a very nice mouthfeel. Overall a very good English Ale.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
illustration of sexy blonde babe on bottle. dark amber brown. faint tobacco aroma. initial malty sweetness followed by a dry bitter bite of hops. feels thin and crisp. good stuff.
leebotton (212) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Barely any aroma. If anything, a slightly TCP tinged malty character. Looks good though, dark brown / reddish with a good amount of bubbles rising for the style. Thick, sweet, caramel deep malt flavour balances well with the bitterness from the hops. Can taste the alcohol, good full body, almost oily. A great standard beer.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottled Our Glass)Ruby red with thin head. Strong woody/fruity nose. Sweet with a cascade of malts and fruits on the tounge turns to a curly hop finish. A very fine English ale. I could drink many but the 6% shows itself quickly!
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly reddish-copper color. Head evaporates quickly. sweet malt aroma with a slight burnt tinge. Has an odd mix of tastes. First you taste the malt, then has a slight Belgian feel. Almost like a dark belgian ale. A little on the weak side body wise. Not too bad but not great either.
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
has a nice redish color to it. thought it was better when it was a liittle warmer but has a nice sweetness to it and a little spice to.