kujo9 (1092) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light coppery brown w/ a lasting light beige head. Buttery caramel green apple comes to mind on first sniff; fruity, malty, bready, and lightly nutty as well. Very malty and well balanced, fruity and caramel/toffee w/ a light diacetyl in the flavor as it warms; yeasty and bready w/a semi dry lightly roasty finish an aftertaste. Very, very light hop flavor in aftertaste as well. One drawback, the diacetyl becomes stronger as it warms. A bid on the dry side for m/f, medium bodied w/ lower carbonation. This beer just confirms my lover for traditional British ales. A bit heavy for a true session ale, but a very good beer and a must try IMHO.
haddon90 (1383) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Casked at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY. Deep ruby color with a creamy tan head. Malty, nutty aroma. Toffee as well. Fruity flavor. Malty as well. Overally pretty decent.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep ruby colorwith a frothy tan head. Flavor is nutty with some sweetness in the malt, and just a bit of tart fruit flavors. Nothing really substanstial or complex, just easy to drink.
Jeppe (2631) - Řlbutikken, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber color body with a fine head. Sweet malt, nut and fruit in the aroma. Flavor is sweet and very fruity (berries) almost like jam. A very flavorfull and substantial ale.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out of the bottle with a very nice deep copper color. The light tan head is quite large with a good mixing of different particle sizes. The aroma is sweet malt, cinnamon, and toffee. The flavor is a huge slap of toffee, with some caramel following things up. Decent hoppy bitterness. The body is medium a slight chewy. Overall not a bad beer.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really good. Malty. Crisp finish. Excellent. Fresh pour. Cask conditioned. Yellow in color. Good beer.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I'm just not a fan - too watery, like drinking really thin leather rather than chewing on it - all the appropriate malty rich flavors are there (fruit, caramelized sugar - definitively toffeeish) but diminished overall.
guzzler67 (1484) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with a earthy, fruity aroma. Smooth, sweet malt taste balanced with just enough hops to give it a nice bitter, somewhat nutty, finish.
jde123 (761) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2005 Wow, this beer was amazing! Dark translucent ale with a froth, beige head, decent lacing. Smells of dates and caramel and honey, something fruity about it as well. Very well-balanced flavor. One of the best ales I’ve ever had, I would definately recommend this one!
Hansen (6199) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice on a warm saturday afternoon. refreshing. Amber color, medium head. Nothing special, but sweet and hops.