larsniclas (5348) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber with some offwhite head.
Aroma and flavour are full with chocolate and toffee.
rlgk (9387) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2004 Nice brown/amber color with a quite lasting offwhite head. Has a great malty aroma with loads of toffee. ALso a little spicy. Flavor starts off malty with som toffee, but then it turns bitter and spicy again. A great beer that offers a lot
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet smelling, maybe candy sugar. Moderately thick, off white head. Copperish color. The flavor is on the sweet side, but is almost overwhelmed by the bitter aftertaste.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper with medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, strongly floral, earthy, nutty, toffee. Taste is light sweet, fairly bitter earthy, some caramel/toffee, light fruitiness. Finish is solidly bitter, with the floral joining the earthy as it warms. Medium body, with some carbonated acidity.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful red/brown colour with an off-white almost reddish head. Nice, malty, and sweet aroma. Decent, but unimpressive flavour with a bitter finish to balance the sweetness. Fairly high carbonation (and alcohol presence) for an English ale.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown color, with a very quickly dissipating head. Malty and nutty aroma, smells rich and sweet. Flavor is same, with a hint of cherry, and has a dry long finish of alcohol and hops.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich and creamy, frothy head makes this beer look beautiful. Dry, ashy aroma, with a hint of malts. For an ESA, there are really more malts in this one than hops, but not quite as much as a bock. Overall, this is a good, enjoyable, albeit mild-flavored beer.
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Impressive pour, deep copper with a ruby hue - sweet aroma of raisins and candy - sweetness int he flavor is cloying at first, but once the palate adjusts, the roasty, hoppy undertones balance it out well - raisin, a touch of cherry - bready finish, some sticky sweetness - it's good!
PorterPounder (5192) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, dark copper appearance with a thin off-white head. Fruity, nutty aroma with a bit of candy sugarness to it. Flavor is sinfully sweet with elements of raisins and alcohol; which is not overwhelming. Very smooth and palatable, stays stong to the finish. Very impressed.
Aurelius (3903) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a definite improvement over Adnams Suffolk Special Bitter. A very organic, yeasty, grainy aroma. Very good appearance -- great bottle, great label, impressive dark walnut coloring. Dry, acidic, fruity, bitter, some nuts and whole grain notes. Twangy finish, good carbonation.