AirForceHops (4398) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6 oz. pour @ the brew pub. Deep garnet brown in a snifter. Not much head or lace. Nose is lots of caramel and a light fruit note. Malts are the main player and done well. The English malty taste is done correctly. In the finish it’s sweet with a light lingering fruitiness. The fruitiness is a product of a hop perhaps. I don’t know much about brewing English style ale. Not yet anyhow. None of the 6.8 ABV this batch was said to be. This brew was rather drinkable and enjoyable.
johnnnniee (2833) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the source.
Pours a reddish brown color with a creamy beige head that fades quickly. Smells of brown sugar, caramel, lightly fruity with a hint of chocolate. Taste is mostly brown sugar and caramel but does have a touch of ethanol and some chocolate. Medium body and carbonation level with a sweet almost cloying mouthfeel. I find old ales hard to do well, sometime they feel like extract based home brewed beers because of the caramelization that is almost a trademark of the style. I found this one only ok and my least favorite beer of the bunch.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brew pub. Copper/amber color with a thin to no head. Very smooth for the style. A nice beer.
jcwattsrugger (11445) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours copper with a thin offwhite head. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, spice. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, spice hops, wood.
rodenbach99 (3515) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Directement du fût sur place. Bière ambrée passablement foncée, sans mousse. Cette bière est brassée avec du bruyère / heather. Le nez est de cassonade avec une touche d’épices et de bruyère. La bouche est définitivement trop sucrée, l’atténuation n’est pas au rendez-vous. Le bruyère se fait sentir en bouche ce qui fait, en plus, une drôle de sensation. Sucre et bruyère ne font pas bon mélange.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a bruin body with an off white head. Malty body with dark raisin notes, heather, caramelized fruit tones. Huge pear notes, really its very fruity with a mild spiciness. Mild warming, decent offering.
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger. Pours a clear ruby brown with a thin white head. Caramel, light oxidization, toast. Toast, malt, and sweetness. Lightly boozy on the finish with more sweet malt and oxidization.
yespr (34865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy dark orange with a small white to tan head. Aroma is phenolic and dense caramelish with an alcohol note. Dense malty and caramelish. Bitter and roasted malty. Dry finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at BT. Pours a deep reddish amber brown with a thinning head to almost nothing. Aroma is very sweet, big sharp caramel and a big toasty brown malt component, with fruity esters, some earth, caramel, toffee and molasses. Flavor is straightforward with ok fruity ester, plum, then moslty caramel, toffee, biscuit, and lots of dark honey sweetness and molasses- abrupt finish- not too bitter. Ok- seemed very basic and non-complex.
TonyDiUlio (655) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried on Beer Quest 2010 with all the guys. This was number 16. Pours a hazy brown/red. Nice head. Aroma was full of spices and apricot. Flavor was spiced with hints of some fruit.