Changed (462) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2009
12 oz. Pours black with dark red highlights. Small-ish white head. Smells like London. Tastes like London. Really like the complexity of flavors. More depth than most. I’m really surprised that this beer came from a semi-local brewery. Will enjoy again! mribm (462) - Ocala, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2003
Poured from the bottle with a slight tan head which left a thin lacing on the glass. It was dark brown in color with a malty nose. This is a very nice and tasty beer. Most suitable for the cold fall and winter months, as it is a rich, thick and warming beer. climberbob (458) - Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle. Dark ruddy brown thin head. Malty but a bit too bitter for my taste. Some bready and caramel notes. Ok but not amazing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone TomTron (452) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Dark brown pour with a dense, foamy head. Big time roasted malt aromas and some earthy hops. Flavor is straight-forward malty sweetness. For a strong ale this is quite weak but overall it’s highly drinkable. mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is currant, malts and raisan. Taste is currant, malts, vanilla and dark fruits. Smooth nice mouth feel to it. Good start to finish.
Cakes (428) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2009
7% ABV was kicking.
A deep garnet red in color with a hint of fruit, wine like. Very nice. Warm taste,
basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Picked up a 6 pack at a local beer distributor. Almost like a lightweight stout, this beer has a deep chocolaty smokey flavor. Goes down effortlessly with little to no aftertaste. A unique and delicious beer. jar72404 (426) - USA - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with half inch cream head. Aroma is toasted malt and toffee. Flavor is dark fruit, caramel, and chocolate. Very solid. MarkBarnes (418) - Waterville, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2006 Oct. 3, 2005 - 12 oz. bottle. A hearty Autumn/Winter brew. Sweet flavor is of red wine, smoke, fruit -- balanced nicely by a strong hop presence. The higher ABV is noticeable, but warms without overpowering the brew. Will be having this one again over the Winter, I’m sure.
Re-rate on Dec. 29, 2006: Bumped up the aroma score from "4" to "7". This is definitely more enjoyable in a Trappist glass. matty (410) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep ruby red/brown color with a slightly off white head that settles to a film. Aroma is mostly malt, roasted malt/burnt caramel, some alcohol and a touch of hops. Taste carries some of the caramel/malt aroma with it. I get a little bit of a roasted malt taste as well. I think it could use a bit more body to it, it seems a little watery. Finish carries more of a pronounced roastedness to it.