trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Someone spilled their Scotch Ale in my English Strong Ale. Pours dark mahogany with a tiny tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is nutty and full of roasted malts. But, this tastes a lot like a stronger black and tan or Scotch Ale. Very malty, very nutty, and a big finish of toffee and roasted malts. Almost too flavor without the alcohol you would expect. In the end, its still a good beer anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2005
Amber colour with a tan head. Malty and nutty aroma with hints of dark fruits. Warming malty flavor with caramel, bread, toffee and some dark fruits too. Very nice warming malty aftertaste. apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Crystal clear medium brown body and perfectly nice, appealing-looking frothy head. Figs and caramel, honey and nutty aroma compliment the nutty and malty flavor quite well. Well-balanced, mild hops, and very true to this style of beer. A nice lighter winter beer. The 8% alcohol is barely noticeable. mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Deep ruby/chestnut brown color under a thin light tan head. Nose is a bit faint, but pleasantly dominated by aromas of roasted malts, dark wheat bread and nuts. Mouthfeel was full and chewy with a slightly smooth, oily texture. Somewhat restrained, but delicious flavors of toffee, roasted malt, bread, walnuts and smoke are noted blending into a somewhat assertive crisp hoppy finish; a bit more than would be expected for this style. Overall just a tad on the light side for a winter warmer, but still well balanced and classy. eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Ah the Old Jub. Amber with a tan head. Aroma is malty and breaklike with some nuttiness. Malty brew that tastes spiced regardless of the ingredients. Smooth with the hops coming through at the end. I liked the description of soft for this one. Just felt "soft". Again hops define themselves in the finish.
RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2005
Probably my favorite at the Holiday Festival at Delilahs this year. Some great smoky/peaty aromas. Very syrupy toffee like palate with a pleasant alcohol (not overwhelming) burn. Good afterdinner brew. MrBunn (2826) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Pretty reddish brown, with pretty nice beige head. Aromas are a little weak... of scotch ale-type malt with lightly detectable hops. Flavor is pleasant, but not outstanding. Very nice balance and mouthfeel which are the two strongest aspects. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2005
yummers, didnt really expect this to be that great. definitely full bodied, but a damn fine body!! Mads Langtved (2243) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
Bottled. Amber appearance. Quite soft, malty and sweet. Quite bitter finish. A well-balanced brew in terms of the sweet body and the bitter finish. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Bottle. Clear reddish-mahogony beer with a small tan head. Roasty/caramel malt aroma. Rich caramel flavor with roasty/coffee notes. Some hop bitterness at end. Fuller bodied.