winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep copper colourwith a creamy white head - some lacing. Earthy hop and malt nose. Malty body with some alcohol evident and an enjoyable bitter finish. Has a nice soft mouthfeel. I’ll like to have a session on the cask version. A good beer.
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown ale with toffee coloured head. Sweet flavour, roasted malts (toasted bread). Coffee? Hints of liqourice. Black currants too?. Overall above average.
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Has a light tan, medium head topping the gorgeous dark red color. This aromas are toffee and Red Delicious apples at first. The smells change into cider as it warms up. The taste is light with coffee and caramel at first. With warming the flavors are stronger, more like cinnamon and bread. This is very enjoyable and would make a great session beer.
Kinz (3189) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown with a lovely lasting head. Aroma faintly of apples, yup, we have an English beer here folks. Flavor was a nice balance of sweet caramel and toffee oriented malts, with apple notes and a drying bitterness on the finish. Understated, balanced, and tasty.
bluevegie (3042) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely colour, ruby red with a tan coloured head that was mostly lasting and left nice lacing. Aroma was of malt, fruit and alcohol. Rich malt flavours in the taste with some chocolate, chalk and wine.
hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a medium sized frothy ivory head that contained fine-medium sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. This beer was carbonated, transparent and the hue was mahogany. The aroma was malty, caramel, sweet, fruity and some alcohol. The flavor was sweet, malty, and light hops. There was an aftertaste observed with this beer. The mouthfeel was smooth and the lacing was sparse.
oli (108) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a wonderful all round brew.Nice ruby red colour with a thin head.Lovely rich malty fruity flavour with a nice bittersweet aftertaste.A quaffable beer indeed.
Choos (564) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2004 Good malt nose. Appearance is a dark tea red with a smallish thick head that leaves good lacing. Malty with some hop character and a roasty notes that balance well. A tiny bit oaky with caramel malt flavours, great mouthfeel.
thedm (4889) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottled brew poured a foamy medium sized light brown colored long lasting head that left behind a good lacing. The body was a softly carbonated transparent brown color. The aroma was mild with notes of sweet malt. The palate was mildly vinuous initially then settled down onto a more mellow malt bite with a slightly bitter finish. Very malty flavor masked somewhat by the vinuousness of the overall tone of the ale. A decent brew to start of the evenings ratings. Cheers!
Lunkie (1365) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2004
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet spicy flavour with dark red brown colour and good lacing. Burnt malt flavour with rough palate.