Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2005
On tap: LIght fruit aroma. Dark amber with a white head. Sweet up front. Kind of appley in the finish. Light alcohol is noticeable. Moderate hop finish. 11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2005
Pitcher pour at Arbor tasting event. Ruby red color. No head, no lacing. Nice musty old leather smells, somewhat sweet in aroma. Nice hopping balances malt bill well. Alcohol is barely perceptible. Good! BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2005
MiBG Fest 2005:madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
Reddish hazy hue with a small tan head. The aroma is malty with notes of maple, caramel, strawberry, herbal hops, and a bit oxidized. The taste starts salty and musty. Caramelized malt supports the twangy apple and cider character, light bitterness as well. A bit of non-aromatic pipe tobacco and a pinch of salt in the finish. The feel is sticky and full with a biting finish. Overall it is a nice beer but lacks a completeness and enjoyment factor I want in my English Olde Ales.
11th October 2008. GABF. Presented as from the ’Corner’ brewery. This version 9.0% abv. Clear dark brown beer. Nice fruity malt with just a subtle hop finish. Dry palate. Slighty unusual. bigtaster (1043) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Pours a dark brown with large light brown head. Nose is molasses, dough, earthy coffee. Medium body, slight sweetness to start with flavors of molasses, toffee, burnt malt gives slight hint of bitterness. Creamy and slightly oily with long finish. Decent beer, fairly balanced.
beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2007
The pour reveals a clear amber color with a ring of white lace. Aroma and flavor of hops, fruits and alcohol. The palate is light and liquorous and the carbonation is moderate. It’s not bad but somehow it failed to captivate me. BigBeer45 (1594) - Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2010
has a ruby and brown pour with darker brown hues at the edges, there is a little haze in the pour to, made a quick off-white head that collapses to a ring and a bubbled island in the center, there are lots of chunky particles in the glass,
this beer has aromas of nut, toasted malt, dark bread, brown sugar and molasses sweetness with faint dark fruit,
and flavors of toasted malt, dark bread, brown sugar sweetness with faint chocolate, pretty similar to the aromas,
also, this has some pepper like bitterness on the palate, and it appears to have a slight off-ness on the palate, maybe a slight off-ness in taste?,
mouth feel is more than medium, gave some dryness on the palate, there is no alcohol warmth on the palate but you know the 8.5% is there,
seems to be an ok beer, nothing really stands out in this beer, the alcohol or hop bitterness or combination of both seem to get in the way of fully enjoying this drink, the bitterness is off or just not right, everything is ok except for the finish.
Strykzone (7848) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Sampled at an esbls tasting. A red brown pour with a small head. A malty flavor with nice fruit. Nothing fancy but a nice beer. firstsip (752) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
On tap at brewery. Deep red pour. Didn’t get the advertised "chocolate covered cherry," but did get elements of tart booze as it warmed. phaleslu (10969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2016
12 oz. bottle from DrSilverworm - thanks, Chris! Pours a mahogany color, not quite opaque, with a small khaki ring that settles into a thin ring. Notes of toasted and chocolate malts, tobacco, earth, dark dried fruits, and a hint of mellow roast. Medium-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a smooth, earthy, malty mouthfeel. Best I’ve had from them.