Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle wife brought back from Wi. Has a spicey, fruity aroma. Red body when held to light and vitually no head to speak of. Flavor has a stong barley presence along with fruit and spice bitter. Left on palate is a laquer paste of spice and bitter. Filling beer and a warms the body.
evergreen0199 (2518) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2010. A copper coloured pour with a smallish white head. Malty/fruity aroma. Tastes malty, fruity, caramel, sweet, spice. Quite drinkable.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint bottle pours pale brown with a short offwhite head that stays well. Aromas of slight caramel and brown sugar. Flavor is caramel, slight brown sugar, and slight bitterness at the finish. Palate is smooth and easy to drink. Pretty decent for a session brew and easy to drink. Somewhat dry at the finish.
jimhilt (2478) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2004
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours with NO head so of course there is no lace. Just the opposite of what Granger10 got. Cloudy amber color. Light - Medium carbonation. Nose is smoky. Hoppy/malty start and leaves a lingering bitter aftertaste. Not worth $4.50 for the 500ml bottle, only a nice addition to my bottle collection.
Gerbeer (2452) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with medium head. Aromas of molasses and toasted malts. Light flavors of malts, brown sugar, and a bit of biscuit. Bitter finish but overall nice balance. Quite session-able.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at GBBF 2010, 4th Aug 2010. Mid brown, flat. Cheap chocolate (think Hersheys) and toffee on the nose. Similar flavour. Dull and flat. Blurgh.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A mild tasting strong ale - I didn't realize it was 6%. Clear brown body poured with little head. Licorice, spices, fruits, malt - a whole lot of flavors put together in a mellow package of malt. Hops are warm and lightly peppered. Palate is very smooth and full - almost flat tasting, but the carbonation is there around the edges. Very good.
Gethinbeer (2388) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010 Lovely mahogany colour with a great frothy white head and lace. Caramel, malt aroma.Lovely earth, malt, roasted, chocolate flavour. Smooth texture. Lovely beer.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Earth and plummier fruit in the aroma than in the flavor. Mineralized, very softly carbonated water with fresh watermelon malt accents and herby, vegetal hoppi ng make this very nice up front. Some lasting bitterness. Reduced fruitiness compared to some other ESAs, which are not my fave style. Also, a bit thin. Miles away from the rich dark plumminess of a Fuller’s Strong, but still pretty yummy.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Deep amber colour, slight burgundy hue. Nice lacy white that clung to the glass to the finish. Big malty aroma, sweet malty taste with good bitter depth and structure. Sharp on the palate and refreshing for such a strong ale.