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 (4586) - 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 (5106) - 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 (3845) - 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.
leaparsons (7671) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep dark red and brown in colour. Aromas are sweet biscuit malts with some fruitiness. Flavours are also biscuity malts that are sweet with some nuttiness. The finish is dry with some pepper on the tongue. Good, but doesn't taste its 6.3%
MiP (12989) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice colour, full body and tasteful. Good winter as a winter warmer.
Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From the bottle this was thin with no body,hard to finish,chemical tasting.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper color with a slight beige head. The taste is malty with a slight bitter finish