Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2012
on Tap- Pour is a dark brown with a tan head...Nose is chocolate, malts, coffee, roasty and hints of wood..Taste is chocolate, caramel, malts, vanilla...Palate is Medium and oily..One of my favorite from rahr. smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle from secret Santa 2012 - blutt59. Pours dark brown color with tan head. Chocolate and toasted malt aroma. Toasted malts and chocolate flavors with some caramel. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Bob. JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Bottle from trade with the_lutheran. Pours a mahogany color with a medium off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and spices. I detect several different fruits such as apple and raisins. Taste is nutty and semi sweet but nicely balanced out with hop goodness. Finishes with a malty touch. Nice brew! scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Dark brown, white creamy head. Nose held soft notes of toasted toffee and dark fruits, with lesser notes of spiced roasted marsmallow. Dark fruity malt flavors and hints of coffee and caramel lead the way from start to finish. Jjust a touch of balanced hop bitterness in the end, but the malt still wins out. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, malty finish. Nicely done... unclemike (3121) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 8, 2009
Bottle) Pours a dark burgundy body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, dark malts, caramel, and licorice. Flavor of sweet and dark malt, licorice, and hint of dried dark fruits in the finish.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Bottle:   Burnt caramel in color, thin sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Strong biscuity nose, malty, very pale caramel.   Heavy biscuity flavors on the tongue, malty, slight cereal.   Has a slight peat aspect to it as well.   Backside is mealy and biscuity.   This is one malt oriented brew!   Very much a solid example of an English Strong Ale.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Having had the barrel aged version I can say that I prefer that one, however this one reveals more of the underlying flavors that were a bit subtle in that other version.   The 8% ABV is well hidden.   Comes across to me as a solid example of a nice malty/mealy/peaty English type Strong Ale.   Good stuff!   Thanks Bill for the bottle! dfinney23 (3268) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2012
12oz bottle pours cola brown with a very thin tan head. Aroma is dark and sweet, roasted malt and raisins. Taste adds a bit of spice and wood. fonefan (49278) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2013
Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2013
[ Courtesy of cgarvieuk ]. Clear medium to dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dark bread, moderate roasted, light hoppy, light raisins. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sweet bread, dark malt, light raisin. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
The aroma is malt forward with notes of toasted malts, caramel, and nuts. A dark clear garnet-brown hue with a very thin tan head, which quickly forms a ring, and minimal lacing. The taste is surprisingly rich; not robust, but very rewarding. Roasted malts, toffee, caramel, with hints of nuts. There is a slight hoppy/peppery finish. Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Overall, I liked this beer and would drink it again - winter or not. roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pours dark brown with small tan head out of bottle. Aroma of malt, caramel, and toasted nuts. Flavor similar to aroma with emphasis on the toasted nuts.
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