thefederalist (300) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nut brown. Medium sized head. Aroma is of noble hops and sweet malt undertones. Flavor is great. Lots of hop fruitiness, some toast from the malt profile. Perfectly balanced. Really nice bitter. One of the best session beers I’ve had.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated 3/31/06: Clever label, interesting sounding ale so I picked one up a while back. Overall nice and tasty. Pours a medium amber color with a slightly creamy head that ultimately dissipates to a film. Moderate lacing is left along the glass and the carbonation is steady. The aroma is malty with a nutty undertone. I find the aroma slightly weak to detect but once the beer warms up it begins to come out a little more. I like the overall flavor of this one, it is rather malty with a slight hop character. The flavor is subtle, but it works well. Solid English Ale with a smooth finish and a clean aftertaste. Decent brew, nothing that stands out but all around decent.
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of four remaining 500 ml bottles at Binny’s in Naperville, IL. Roasted pumpkin/nut brown in color with a lingering off white head. Nose on this one is deep. Solid malts, dried fruits(raisins, figs), and something I will describe as slightly sour chocolate milk. Crisp and lively carbonation, this was fairly full in the mouth. Finishes slightly bitter but with no after taste. Very unique and better than I expected.
bhensonb (12961) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BB 17 Aug 07. Here goes. They don’t make it anymore. Smells like a winter warmer - malt. Some light fruit hints. Reddish amber color, a bit hazy, with a thin head and some lacing. Starts with floral and fruit. Medium mouthfeel. Finish is not quite dry, and the hop finish is not all that bitter. A nice low malt, floral finish. Actually a great ale. Too bad it’s retired.
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 23, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated 2004-05-04. Dark amber, medium white head, which lowers slowly, tiny lace. Malty, caramelly, sweet and bit flowery aroma. Light to medium body. Fruity, sweet and flowery flavor with some hops. Dry, medium-length finish. Typical brittish-ale.
patrick767 (3811) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle - Pours light amber with a large, fluffy head. The aroma is mainly caramel malt. The caramel malt flavor is balanced by mild hops presence. It’s too watery, which of course gets less bothersome as it warms, but it’s still on the thin side. This brew is alright, but not worth what they charge for it around here.
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a short lasting head, although it looked good for a short while. One dimensional if pretty drinkable, slight oxidation/ cardboard notes.
rocbyter (1982) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderate sweet malt taste. Hazy amber color with medium head. Slightly tangy sweet malt flavor. A little watery.
doubelknv3 (1059) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy Golden burgendy with creamy head. Spices, malts, and floaral aroma. Farily bland with dominated by malts, with a mild metallic falvour (bottle). Fairly dry with a mild bitter end.
BigBeer45 (1355) - Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours a medium to dark amber, malt and caramel flavors, apple fruit aroma, little hop bouquet, faint spice scent (where that come from? Hops?), soft sweet malt with caramel flavors, pale malt flavor, dry on the palate, some bread flavor from the malts, good mouth feel, the alcohol exposed itself as the ale warmed up, I enjoyed this drink, not outstanding but better then I was expecting.