micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Pours brownish with ruby hig lights. It has a tall dense head leaving fine sticky lacing.
Well carbonated too.
Aroma is strong of rich malts and some molasses.
There is also a toffee sweetness too.
Taste is of complex malts with good character.
Some roasted malts come through as well as wood and leather and a finish similar to licorise.
This beer has a medium feel with a bitter and slight alcohol warming.
I was pleasently surprized with this beer. I was expecting something like an amber ale, but this style took me back a bit.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2014
12 ounce bottle, brown pour medium tan head, strong malt aroma. Excellent flavors, balanced, solid malt backbone, hops and some fruit notes. Excellent brew!! khart0126 (4) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
I’m not a huge English Strong Ale guy, but this beer is fantastic. Smells amazing, looks amazing, and the taste is even better. dmcguriman (10) - USA - FEB 12, 2005
I simply can’t get enough of this beer since it could be found here in Vermont. It packs a punch but they keep going down. Nice mix of sweet maltiness and fine blend of hops which leads to the ability to drink to many of them. keepersj12 (3137) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2008
Outstanding beer, Beautiful dark red in color with a nice foamy head. Very nice hop aroma but flavor is sweet malt and then a hop finish.
Optigon (561) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Pours deep brown with a fine white head. Aroma is caramel like with an oddly vegetable and hoppy flavor. Almost salty. Crazy. checkmatei1 (783) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle: Poured a dark brown color with a frothy head. The aroma was sugary malts, roasted nuts, and a touch of coffee. The flavor was bitter coffee, a touch of hops, and sweet toffee. Overall, sit UBU sit...good dog and a better beer. arventresca (563) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a nice head. Aroma is malty goodness. taste is much the same. This beer comes across as strong but not overwhelming. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Had at an awesome restaurant in the fingerlakes region of NY. Poured a real nice brown with thick layer of foamy tan head that lasts. Aroma is bit roasty, yet also sweet and molasesy. Flavor is really well balanced. Dark chocolate, tad bit of bitterness, some boozy sweet undertones, dry creaminess, and a real nice sweet finish. Overall, really liked this one. hayduke (5677) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. Nose of dark ripe fruit. Full body. Flavor of roasted malts and fruit. Some chocolate. Bitter finish. Good.