goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a light amber/copper, small white head quickly diminishes and leaves very minimal lacing. Aroma is sweet, lightly fruity, with some hops sneaking in the end. Flavor starts sweet, maybe slightly bready in the middle, and a good hoppy ending. I remember liking this more before than I seem to now.
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was beer that got it all started for me. After my first Anchor Steam I was a hop head and a fan of quality crafted beers. If you don't like it, you're not a beer drinker.
bjbrown24 (61) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
great dark beer. At first I thought it was a little hoppy but after a couple more drinks the taste really started to hit me.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Struck me as overly hoppy at first, but after a few bottles (over a few days...) it grew on me, just like other heavily hopped beers.
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grayish offwhite head. Clear copper color.Malty, grassy nose. Medium body. Nice prickly carbonation.Good malty/bready flavors and Some hop flavors coming through also.Good balance, clean on the palate, finishes dry. Good brew.
jonas (5592) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2005 Orange amber, pearling carbonation, off-white head.
Slightly buttery malt, caramel, nuts and light fruit aroma.
Fruit, caramel and some spices, mellowed, easy drinkable and nice balance.
Bitter herbal finish and aftertaste.
mds (2193) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colour, medium head. Aroma is rather fruity. Low bitterness, with a dry finish. I enjoyed it.
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2006 A very nice amber colored beer with no head. A very skimpy body however and no real taste to speak of. ReRate- on Tap, great flavor, different from anythign I had before.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Excellent earthy aroma. Interesting palate, more flavor than I've ever had in a beer. Nice dark honey color. Medium to full body. Cost me $8.39 for a six at the convenience store.
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
redish copper color and tastes like a dead guy kind of.mild carnbonation and creamy. sweet aftertaste.