fdomig (996) - München, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2012
500ml bottle. Aroma is very fruity and sweet. Appearance is wonderful dark amber with a small white head. Taste is slightly bitter and sweet. A soft carbonation and a very nice mouthfeel. Overall a very good English Ale. FROTHINGSLOSH (7697) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel-brown color with a huge creamy tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet toasted caramel, light cherry, molasses and yeast. The flavor was bitter with notes of toffee, caramel, raisin, cherry, bread, nut and was a bit earthy. The finish was long with nut, caramel, raisin, cherry and bread. Medium body. Ok. POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2012
Hazy amber color with fine lasting white head. Malty aroma. Sweet easy drinkable slightly thin flavor of dark fruits. SamP01 (668) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2012
A cloudy ruby hue with a large lasting tan head on the pour with good lacing throughout to the end. Aroma of sweet toasted caramel malt, dark fruity notes, plums, dates, liquorice and some light alcohol esters. Taste is sweet toasted caramel malt, dark fruity flavors of plum, liquorice, some yeast, raisins and some light bitterness. Palate is a medium body with a smooth mouth feel and mild carbonation. Finish is sweet toasted malt, dark fruits, plums and raisin notes, light liquorice flavor with a slight pungent sweet bitter ending. Overall this brew was quite good tasty and enjoyable, very nice.
squidknuckle (22) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Superb. Incongruously poured a 500ml into a liter glass. Whatever. It fits! In this dim light I can find no exp date. Pillowy half inch light tan head. Slightly misty iced tea brown. Nose of lightly toasted wheat, rye, myriad nuts, pears, and banana bread cooling on a stoop far off; as well as fading hints of caramel, cocoa, coffee, and cream of cinnamon, again -fading- this beer is roving complexity. Mouthfeel is perfect. Balanced to its core. I’m compelled to compare it to all the other British pale/full pale ales available in CT. Its closest cohort is Fullers ESB, but the extra few percentiles of ABV give it a noticeable edge: more chewy, more dry, less raw bread, more brown cracker. Not as sweet as the delicious Black Sheep. Certainly more bodifull than Coniston Bluebird (my other Brit fave), but possibly as dry. Much richer than the refreshing St Pete’s Ale. Not as one-trick as the overtly hoppy Sam Smith Nut Brown. Easier to sink your teeth into than the subtle Pitchfork. Dead on in strength: 6%. Quintessential cool-whether pale ale when Fullers 1845 is just too much.
Gription79 (2887) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2012
500 ml bottle. A malty beer. Some fruit notes, caramel. The body is thick and sweet. This beer did not hold my interest. reebtogi (6246) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2011
500ml bottle poured a reddish-brown color with a small off-white head and some fine lacing. Aroma is mostly toasted malts. Taste is a pleasant malty sweetness with a mild hoppy bitter finish. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. This is a nice representation of the style and was an enjoyable tasting experience. rondphoto (4383) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Cloudy dark amber with medium head and full lacing. Taste is a nice balance between caramel malt and light hop bittering. A good session beer. rocbyter (2119) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Clean malt aroma with a light fresh alcohol aroma.Dark orange color with a small white head. Light bitter beginning getting stronger in the finish. Malt plays a large role in the end. DutchDrebus (5959) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2011
Amber to brownish colour. Smells a bit like a stout: roasty and coffee. Also some wort smell. Tastes sweet and malty. Active carbo, nice full body.