jgb9348 (6586) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2003
Good fruity smell with a nice amber colour. The pour looked thick as the beer coated the side of the glass. Somewhat wierd taste, but not very strong. Not a bad beer, just not much taste as I had expected. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2004
Bottle: Hazed copper hue with a frothy off-white head and very good lace. The aroma hints of biscuit, toasted malts, boyenberry, toffee, floral hops, and dusty yeast esters. Reminds me a lot of Fuller’s beer but not as strong. The taste has a mild fruity and malty tone with a good balance of bitters throughout. Undertone of earthy, woody and smoky notes which led to a subdued bitter finish. The alcohol is very well hidden. The feel is lively and dry, almost chalky, some richness. If you told me this was made in Britain, I would have believed you. A nicely quaffable strong ale, again very Fullers like. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2005
Pours a cloudy orange/red. Tasted a bit on the florally hoppy side but there were also some definite tastes of figs and raisins. Not a bad beer. I’m definitely keeping the bpttles to display on my bar during the baseball season. thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2003
This brew poured a small head of fine to medium sized light brown mostly diminishing bubbles that left a no lacing and a transparent dark amber colored uncarbonated body behind. Its aroma is a very nicecaramel malt one and its mouthfeel is initially strong with a high alcohol content feel that smoothens in its finish leaving a lingering malt hop feeling and flavor. The flavor is a medium strong malt hoppy one with elements of spice. notalush (5955) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Has the appearance and aroma of your standard English Strong Ale, but it has an odd mix of flavors. There is an almost vinous, fruity aspect, with some slight roasted malt and hop bitterness near the finish. It's kind of an odd mix of English and Belgian Strong. Not sure if it works well, but I enjoyed it.
Aurelius (5659) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2004
An interesting cross between a bitter and a brown ale. Fruity and sulfury, a little too tannic. OK label, darkish PA coloring. Finish is a bit on the astringent/alcoholic side and overbrewed. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Pours a dark amber body with an off white head. Aroma is sweet malt with a potent hop aroma of citrus. Flavor is dominated by malt and the citrus hoppy sting comes in in the finish. okay. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Thanks Ibrew2or3 for the share. Pours clear orange-gold with an off-white head. Aroma is light fruit, malt, apricot, honey, caramel, sugar. Flavor is similar with lots of honey, malt, some raisin flavor, and a minor hop bite. Starts sweet, hoppy mid-mouth, and bitter with sweet in the finish. Not a bad session beer. heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2006
The original reason for my longtrip through Montreal to Cooperstown. Ask me and I will tell you the story. POured with a light khaki head and a medium copper colored body. The aomra was oranges with some old toffee. There was also some grainy character. The taste was old toffee with some grapefruit. There was also a little butter. Finishes sweet. hotstuff (5279) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2003
This beer had a medium sized tan head with fine-large bubbles that was mostly diminishing.The body of this beer was clear with a little bit of carbonation observed.The hue was reddish-copper and there was no lacing.The nose was malt and alcohol and the flavor was malty and a little bitter from start to finish.The mouthfeel was tingly, smooth texture and light bodied.At 7.7% ABV the alcohol was not overpowering in my opinion.