Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle @ Rhino. Deep, dark, almost opaque amber brown. Inky aroma. Low carbonation. Metallic and mild. LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2008
On tap at Pub Italia in Ottawa. The color is a dark brown very little head. THe aroma and taste is of malt . Also in the taste is a swwet taste of caramel. The finish is bitter but not to much. puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Bottle from secret santa. Some peanut brittle in the aroma with light caramel. Taste is awfully thin and doesn’t have too much flavor -- maybe a touch of anise and some nuts -- but otherwise is a very easy drinker. Nothing too exciting here, though I wouldn’t mind throwing a few of these back. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2008
12oz bonus via Puzzl. Pours dark brown with a 1 finger tan head. Nose is sweet and nutty. Taste is sweet with some nice chewy malts, basically a brown ale, with a bit of oomph. Barnabus (52) - Niagara, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle from the Brewery. Chestnut brown with fizzy light brown head. Aroma is of malt, caramel and strong coffee with a very similar taste. Palate is fizzy and light to medium. It has a short, slightly bitter finish and, while enjoyable, is overall nothing too special.
hiphop (84) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2008
Dark chestnut in colour. limited head in trappist glass. Aroma is nutty malt, taste is similar. One of my favourite picks available for take-home in Ontario. GMCC2181 (1613) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Another brew from Matt7215! Pours a dark brown color, small head. Aroma is kind of weak but maybe some sweet fruits. Taste is dry. Malty and a hint of nuttiness (just like the commercial description says). Easy to drink. This is my first English Strong Ale that I know of....Its not half bad. Thanks again matt for all the beers. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle courtesy of matt7215. Pours ruby red with a thin white head. Smells of fruit, sweet malt. Tastes of light fruit, earthy, bitter. Nice! Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. The aroma reminded me of that of a Dubbel. It was malty and full of some nuts and fruits. It was smooth and flavorable and bettered as it got closer to room temperature. very impressed with this ale. CheesedMan (572) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2008
Pours a chestnut/cola like color. Aroma is invitingly roasted, with hints of dried dark fruits, coffee, a slight smoke note perhaps. Flavor is really nice, with a slight sweetness balancing out the roasted notes. Very solid.