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 (2264) - 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. freekyp (2470) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2005
Nutty and malty nose with a hint of minty aroma hops. Beautiful mahogany with a creamy, but dissappointingly flighty head. Eanglish malt dominates the flavor with a sharp lingering hop bite on the end. Slightly tangy, slightly sweet, this brew hides its ample alchohol content very well. I really like this one. There are far too few decent east coast strong ales. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2005
HBF 2005. I was surprised by how much I liked this beer. Im usually not into english strong ales, but this one was really good. Deep amber/mahagony with a slight lasting light beige head. Aroma is loaded with sweet caramel malts and balanced by a nice herbal/earthy hop presence. SOme fruity hints as well. Flavor is toffee, crystal malts, and some fruit with a good hop balance. Slightly bitter finish balances some of the sweetness. Very nice.