Maverick34 (3212) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2009
I had no clue what this was supposed to be. I guess the hops and malts made it vaguely English. Some interesting tastes but ultimately it didn’t work in the end for me. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2009
On tap at Track 84. Aroma is a soft, gingerbread malt, with a bit of
biscuit and a touch of apple. Mild. Pours a clearish pale orange copper,
with a rim in white. Wet field malt character. Plain brown sugar, a bit
of figgy pudding and some cream. Some eggnog, almond dough, and a good
leafy hop note add needed complexity. A little light on the chewier,
darker sugars, but otherwise very nice. Good flourish of flavor at the
finish and nice balance. tgncc (3130) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Aroma is caramel, bread, fruit, brown sugar. The appearance is a clear chestnut color, off-white head. The flavor is brown sugar, malty, spicy and resiny hops. The finish is purely a spicy/resin hop bittering. The mouthfeel is on the thin side of medium. I love the idea of a brewer doing a bold experiment like this, but I am underwhelmed by the results. Still, a good, solid session ale all the same. italianjohn (3113) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Clear copper pour off white head not much aroma little bit of sweet malt .... taste of honey sweet malt and lots of it .... little roasted taste other than that kind of sweet bubblegum taste alcohol hidden well on this one .... kinda flat on the palate ..... not bad for an english strong however I wish the back breaking work turned out a better brew dchmela (3062) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Tap at Redlight. Nice amber pour. Fresh grain and a touch of fruit in the nose. Smooth malty taste, slightly sweet, some roast and a touch of bitterness. I found this to be a decent session beer.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2009
@ Blind Tiger: Hazy deep rusty copper pour with a fading off white head. Grainy aroma- some off esters and solventy notes (hot fermentation?) Slick body. Solventy and metallic flavors with some restrained grains. One dimensional and filled with off flavors. glennmastrange (2859) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Tap. Moderate bready and caramel malt aroma, light flowers and dough for the hops and yeast, with dried fruit and cane syrup in the background. Head is small, creamy, slightly off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear light copper. Flavor starts moderately sweet and a bit tart, then finishes lightly to moderately sweet and acidic and lightly bitter. Palate is medium, oily, with a soft carbonation and a chewy finish. A nicely balanced English Strong Ale, and very easy to drink. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2010 Pours a dark golden amber orange color with a thin one finger off white head that quickly settles into a thin lasting ring. Not much lacing.
Sweet caramel malt aroma with hints of mares otter and subtle earthy hops and citrus. Biscuity malt and orange peel in the nose.
Medium bodied with an overly sweet malt profile with hints of toffee, biscuit and caramel. Subtle earthy pine hops with hints of orange peel and tangerine. Decently balance but kind of simple and pedestrian. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2010
On tap at Tylers-Durham, NC. Bright amber pour with a fizzy off white head. Aroma is lemony with a touch of biscuity cereal grains. Body is thin. Flavor is malt driven with just a touch of fuggles Slipstream (2612) - USA - JAN 25, 2010
This was a good day for unusual beers. I like the story behinds this one. A lightly fruity and sweet ale. Low on hops, and with a bit of citrus. It is definitely unusual and hard to categorize. The empasis seems to be on the fruity tones (altho there is no fruit added), and there is a touch of skank. On tap at RnH.