RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 12, 2004
An excellent ale. Pours a very dark amber with a thin beige head. Aroma of malt, maybe a touch of smoke and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is rich andmalty with a touch of caramel and chocolate. Sweetish and mildly fruity. Thin bodied and very smooth. I liked it quite a bit. hopdog (13258) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Poured a darker, reddish brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Light and subtle aromas and tastes of caramel and other malts. Nutty. Dark fruits. Smooth to drink. Complex flavors that work well. I liked this one. HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Fairly ordinary and spicy. Lightish body. Pasteurized. Not really worth seeking out. BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2004
Pours a dark burgundy color. Medium head. Aroma is malty and peaty. A medium bodied Scottish ale. Malts are chocolate. I suppose dark fruit dominate the flavors. There is also a touch of soy sauce amongst the smoke and peat. Hints of the 7.2 % alcohol sneak through at times. Even so, it has a smooth taste along with a decent mouthfeel albeit it is a little bit thin. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. I didn’t find this all that great.
ogivlado (8331) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 8, 2004
Bottled(330ml). -dark brown coloured, small head, malty and caramel taste with some fruit notes, nutty maltiness in the palate, woody touches in the finish
DYCSoccer17 (3714) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2015 Lots of musty smoke notes in the nose with some sweet malty hints as well. A touch of licorice, chocolate in the nose. Ruby/garnet mahogany color that is transparent with a small off-white head. Vinous, malty, smoked malts with some large amounts of chocolate malts in this guy. Slight corn notes as well. Slightly thin. I’m trying to determine why I spent close to $6 on this beer...RE-RATE.....500mL bottle purchased at Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa. The aroma is moderately sweet with some caramel melanoidin notes. Light toffee and a bit of oxidation. Transparent cola-colored body with a medium, decent light tan head. Starts with a moderate sweetness. Some toffee notes, and light roast. Becomes tobacco and leathery in the middle. Finishes with a long moderate sweetness and more tobacco. Tasty, lowly carbonated. I wouldn’t really adjust my rating for this over a decade after my first one. Marko (6290) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 27, 2004
Pours a very dark red/brown with a thin creamy head. Smells like dried figs. The taste is pleasant, toffeish and malty, similar enough to Jacobite that it’s obvious that they’re coming from the same brewery, but much thinner and with far less taste.. Some alcohol showing through, and some nice hoppish bitterness in the aftertaste. A bit of a dissapointment. footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Looks like something from a certain Doobie Brothers song.River water.No head at all.Almost a Barleywine nose off this.some berry,fruit tones and a Caramel cinnamon roll.Strong alcohol for only 7.2 i do not enjoy English Ales but this is much better than any of the Gales I have had.Fruity and woody.Body is nice and thick.Has a lingering flavor that is fruity and almost Belgian like. MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Pours a murky brown with a tin layer of head. Smells of faint toffee, nuts, chocolate. This just smells like a dessert. The taste is initially grassy, somewhat crisp malt feeling. Then there is a plum and berry moment before it shifts gear back to the lovely toffee flavor. The end mouthfeel is somewhats roasted and rather rich. y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 9, 2004
dark brown to orange. slightly long head. melissa is my love. oh. off topic, umm.. the beer, yea. ugh its not as good as i expected. i thought it was the jaquibte ale that i purchased. or however you spell it. yea but it tastes good. the people next to me are talking much shit about my rating. but i showed em up. bc i have testicles large than grape vines. i love ratebeer.