keepersj12 (3114) - 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 (562) - 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 (765) - 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 (567) - 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 (5188) - 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. djd07 (14369) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with small frothy off white head. The aroma is caramel malt and dark fruits . Thin mouth with sweet malt, dark chocolate, roast, very good.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2003
Not a bad ESA, especially because of its higher alcohol content. Very, very dry, and the finish is pretty bitter, but the somewhat malty, lightly roasted flavor stays with you - and that's nice. Easy to drink. DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2003 A well hopped English Strong ale. It has a delicious, sweet, roasted flavor with a hint of dark chocolate that stays with you to the last drop. Very dark amber in color with a tan head. The ale was drank from a fresh keg purchased directly from the brewery. I reccomend it this way. GuilTTy (733) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Deep and clear rosewood color with a small off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with a touch of caramel and vanilla. Great earthy flavor with a little chocolate and toasted malt riding a sweet malty backbone with just a little hoppy bitterness to balance everything out. Finish was very dry and very much in line with classic English Ales. My only real criticism was that the mouthfeel was definately thin, otherwise, I really liked this beer and I could easily drink far too many of them at a time.