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 (604) - 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 (4935) - 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 (1404) - 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.
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a beautiful color, a deep ruby that’s fairly clear. The head is a bit fizzy, and fades incompletely pretty fast. This is a malty beer. A little wood and a good bit of caramel, brown sugar and cherries. Not a lot of hops present and a bit sweet in the finish.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany pour, thick foamy head and lace. Caramel or toffee aromas, sweet malts and a sour fruit. Sweet malts, caramel, hops, some spices and alcohol flavors. Thick, syrupy finish of alcohol and spice.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red color and an aroma that is fresh and balanced between malt and hops. The taste is dry and rich with a medium-full mouthfeel. The cream-colored head is well-formed and well-retained. Not great, but a very pleasant beer.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark mahogany color with light off-white head. The aroma has residual sweetness with some malt & a bit of british blah. The flavor is very metallic with musky fig & crappy over-bitter european hops, unbalanced, bland. Finishes a little roasty & also metallic.
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(On cask) Malleable caramel malt bends into attractive apple syrup shapes...Slight roastiness lies underneath the chewiness and also undermines the horsy aroma...All ends in a somewhat chalky and fizzy quiet fiasco...
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 The bottled Broadside really shines through, bit more of a malty-fruity kick to it than with the cask. Has a thinnish head with little lacing but doesn’t detract from being a real mouthful of decent English ale.