PhillyCraft (3441) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle and tap. Doesnt resemble a golden ale to me, dark copper color, not much head or lacing. Aromas of cherry, barley, sugar, boozey purple grapes. Taste is about the same with a sweet dark cherry, ginger, and a little citrus. I prefer Ben’s recipe to Thomas’ but still a decent american strong ale.
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber, nice cream-like top. Crystal malt nose, a bit of spent grain and light tannins. A bit dank with some wet sock flavor. Otherwise, there is caramel, and the uprising of oxidated bits. The body is somewhat watery. Alcohol breathes onto the palate.
jcartamdg (2100) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden amber with a thick fluffy head. Aroma of creamy malts with some hop bitterness. Taste follows, a bit sweet, nice creamy mouthfeel, good beer
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scarletfire65 (981) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper, fluffy white head. The aroma is subdued, but smells vaguely like bourbon. Complex flavor - sweet and malty underneath with notes of toffee, bourbon, minerals. Overlayed with a citrusy hop edge. Finishes balanced, with a perfect amount of warming alcohol.
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clean tangerine gold with a finger of sticky white head. Good lacing and steady beading.
The nose boasts an array of harsh caramel/toffee malts and soft citric hop notes. Smells darker than it looks...
It really is awesome to think that beer like this dates back to the time of our founding fathers. Beautiful depth and complexity. I don’t think "English Strong Ale" but more like hoppy Scotch ale. Good stuff.
Complex, approachable, great concept. All 4’s.
Beerathon (1284) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange/gold. Think white head. Nose has malts and slight hops. Nice lingering malts on the tongue, but there is a sweetness in this beer along with a nice hop balance. Does not taste like a strong ale to me, but hey, it’s good, so whatever.
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice malty aroma. Good head, dark orangish color. Unfortunately a lot of sea monkey mess floating in the glass. Still a great easy taste. Nice finish, great mouth feel. Not bad.
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours copper in color with a pure white head. The aroma is fruity and mild. Fruity malts and grassy hops, warming alcohol bite. Very enjoayble.
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma, basement like ester some hop floras, color, decent warming hue, taste, old malt comes to front, some musty esters, slight fruitness, overall not bad different for sure, would buy again.
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has a pretty copper color. Smell is mild, slightly sweet. Taste is a bit unusual, bready, hops, alcohol, lots of flavors pulling in different directions. Overall a mediocre beer.