NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2005
From a 12-oz bottle: pours a clear, ruby brown with a sizable off-white head. Good lacing all the way down. Moderate roasty aroma. Initial taste is roasty malt & nutty, with hints of vanilla. Nice, bitter followup. Smooth and full-bodied. Very good beer. robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Pours a cloudy amber, with nose of caramel, dark fruits, and nuts. A little sweet, but the flavors are good. Some sour cherries, raisins, and a chocolate caramel on the end. Pretty good! Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Good herb taste too this one. Nice hop aroma too, but lacked a little in the flavor. Like the overall flavor and the earth/grass taste at the end is a good touch. RSRIZZO (2020) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Had this beer on 6/7/2007. Aroma is a mild roasted malt scent. Color is a deep amber with nice carbonation and head. Taste is rich and caramely. Starting with a medium body it goes down crisp. Finish is a caramely roasted malt flavor with a nice bitterness on the end. After a few sips there seems to be a very mild sour feel in the very end. Overall I rate it as a GOOD, nice drinking beer that seems well rounded. JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 5, 2003
Deep clear amber color with a small lid of light tan bubbles. Heavy caramel aromas with undertones of floral hops and baked cookies. A caramel and dry malt start. A touch earthy. Smooth and mild feel. light malt and mild balancing hops in the finish. A pleasent session ale.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2005
Small, tan head over a clear amber brew. The head was creamy but quickly disapated. The hops and the malt were nicely balanced. Not as strong tasting as a traditional English ale. A good, pleasant flavor though with a short aftertaste. MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Picked up at a Holiday station in the middle of nowhere in Wisconsin. What the heck. Clear deep auburn. Nose malty, lots of caramel, some nuts and breadiness. Flavor sweet, caramel and a bit of toffee, nutty and mildly woody. Creamy. Decent stuff. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2006
12z bottle. After pouring, the bottle had a caramel, pipe tobacco aroma, hmm! Hazy, amber brown hue, with little ring of cream colored fizz. Syrup and molasses nose. Cola and butter. Sweet breads and coffee. Still rather chilled, but the coffee and bitter chocolate malt notes are abundant. Yeah, I’ll say it too, buttered toast! And that’s what tends to linger. But in the middle, a fresh pine note and a citrus hint. Still coffee and caramel. Once I started going through the number ratings, I realized that this is hitting the spot, but it is not a prime example of the style. So, what’s more important? Regardless, the night has ended on a good note! jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Pours a cooper red with a medium sized tan head. Nose is hops and a hint of caramel. Very creamy on the palate. Taste is malt and caramel with a nice dry hop finish. Very good beer. Pairs well with smoked turkey and lentil soup. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2010
Sand Creek Brewing Company--English Style Special Ale--2004 12 oz. Bottle. 4.50% ABV. 25 IBu’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Bitter. Beer of the Month Club Selection October, 2004. Light mild lace head. Clear dark thin amber color. Mild floral hop front. Smooth thin rich biscuit toasted butter caramel mild sweet crusty malty Bitter body. Dry smooth mild English hop end. Sampled 11/16/2004.