bhensonb (15753) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Tap at the Bistro BA fest. Hazy amber with a 1 finger beige head. Mild fruit aromas. Medium body with mild, foamy carbonation. It’s fruity,oaky and a bit spicey. Really good taste. More like a non-sour Belgian than anything I can think of, but English Strong Ale fits. Very good. Mild sweet finish. bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Oak and malt aroma with light spice. Rich malt and light wheat flavor with oak and light fruitiness. Medium-plus bodied. Rich malt lingers with light spice, light wheat and oak. wetherel (1888) - Cupertino, California, USA - DEC 5, 2009
On tap at PP Strong Ale 2009. Little bit of hoppy aroma. Lightly sweet. Nice low level of wine barrel character, Mellowed nicely. Orange color. A bit of booziness. Nice. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Sample at the Stone 14th. Rating# 19. Hazy brownish orange color with a thin white head. Light aroma, belgian like almost, some caramel. Rich and boozy, sweet and quite good. (1362) Homer321 (5190) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Draft at source. Nose is lightly spicy with a rye like presence. Light woody tannins. Taste is very malty and a great Scottish ale. Light peat. Wonderful caramel and toffee not too sweet. Wonderful woodsy tannins help dry it out.
MattH (910) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Sample at the Rhonert Park brewpub. Gold pour. Aroma is sweet with golden raisin and oak. Flavor is sweet and boozy with wheat and peas. potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Old GABF 2010... Huge Carame malt and bread with dangerous hidden booze. really nice and easy. Oak and fruit, a touch of vanilla all come through smoothed over and nice joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
On draft at the Bistro Barrel fest. This one pours orange with an off white head. The aroma has some oak and tropical fruit. The flavor is mildly sweet with notes of tropical fruit, molasses, oak and definitely some pea soup in the background. This borders on not working, but it does. I liked it. onceblind (10561) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2012
At 2012 Avery Strong Ale Fest. Slightly hazy amber bronze, not much head. Funky aroma with a slight acidic sourness, candy sugar, toffee, and a touch of raisin. Smelled a little bitter but I couldn’t figure out any hop tones. Pretty sweet flavor with candy sugar, apple, toffee, raisin, cherry, and more bright boozy toffee. Nice flavor but too sweet. Slipstream (2702) - USA - MAY 22, 2012
On tap at Rattle’n’Hum Bear Republic event. A sweet and grainy barleywine-type brew, with a little wild funk. Sweet, fruity aroma, a warm finish, and some dry oak. Eccentric stuff, but interesting for sure.