BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a murky amber color with very little head or lacing. The nose has a very robust caramelly note, missing a bit of co2, but it has a light fruit and sherry note to it. I like the body and mouthfeel with the rich caramelly malts. Finishes with a light snappy acidict. Classic english strong ale with that characteristic atlantic voyage age to it.
reebtogi (5460) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle poured a reddish-brown color with a small off-white head and some fine lacing. Aroma is mostly toasted malts. Taste is a pleasant malty sweetness with a mild hoppy bitter finish. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. This is a nice representation of the style and was an enjoyable tasting experience.
JPDIPSO (5450) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crystal clear brown with a small (expected) light tan head. Initial earthy and toasty malt aromas which tend to get a bit more fruity as it warms. Hints of spicy hops and light licorice. Smooth, thin and slick in feel. Light dry sweetness in the start balance well by the darker malts and hops. Light medicinal pepper and mild fruit finish. This is one of those that makes you sit back and ponder the brew and its complexities. Is it world class, with its slight, conspicuous nuances; or just good, with its lack of grap you by the nose and throat qualities. To me it is one of those beers that bring you back to the realm of traditional brewing - Flavorful, relaxing, simply complex and balance. Ah, it's gone! What the hell am I taking about?
dwyerpg (5415) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Absolutely no head. Some pretty dry hops, but mostly it just tastes flat. That said, its weirdly grainy flavor is still pretty good, just not great.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Thorkilds, Vejen, DK.
Amber with red tone and small head. Aroma of red berries and fruit. Flavor is malt, some caramel and a hint of roasts
ClarkVV (5367) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2003 First off, this has the best, biggest, longest lasting, most substantial, creamy head I've seen. Good aroma, some spicy wheat and hops in there. Nice amber-red color, quite hazy, bottle conditioned. Tons of lacing. Seeping with quality. Flavor is quite round and very fluffy, but has some nice bitter elements on the finish. A touch of dry, chewy caramel malt. Incredibly well done, big body, but needs more complexity to back it up. Gets a touch boring towards the end.
thornecb (5361) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep mahogany into an English pint. Off-white micro head. Licorice notes. Creamy with a sharp, lasting licorice bitter finish.
beerguy101 (5354) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on 1/9/2011. This English Strong Ale pours a medium brown color from a 50cl bottle. Large sized white foamy head, with long lasting retention and nice lacing. The aroma is caramel, fruity, bready and sweet. A medium bodied English Strong Ale. The malts are caramel, fruity, bready and sweet. The hops are herbal and floral. Nice carbonation, a touch soft for a bottled ale. Nice balanced. Seems a little dry at the finish, with a touch of hops. Decent beer. Mouthfeel is full, yet sometimes get a little thin. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter
heemer77 (5283) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. My 100th English beer. Poured a very dark amber color with a thin tan colored head. The aroma is plums with some raisins and toast. There is also some walnuts and milk chocolate. The taste is roasted walnuts along with a little smoke and a slightly salty finish. Thick mouthfeel and some woody character make this feel like a proper winter beer.
TimE (4835) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper color, brussels lacing. Raspberries, ornages, cranberries, cinnamon in the nose. Light med body, cinnamon, pumpkin, spice, watery finish.