DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 good quality beer..(how descriptive i was when i first came onto the site..I havent had this since so i have nothing addition to say)
JamesSF99 (1) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I work only 3 blocks from this OUTSTANDING brewery and we often leave work on Friday afternoon for a tour and tasting.
I wanted to comment on how important it is to taste this steam beer when itís fresh--no more than 2 months at the outside if itís bottled. If you learn how to decipher the code on the label, you can determine the exact brewing date.
If I find beer older than a month and a half in the liquor store, I wonít buy it. But fresh, itís the best tasting beer Iíve ever had. Drinkable and complex.
Thatís my opinion.
kyzr (1148) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 20, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Its been a long time since I had one of these. At least 10 year. Well, its not quite as good as I remember. Now the bottle might have been old, so that might have something to do with it. Good solid amber color, good malt, but a little too bitter end. It needed a little more malt to balance it out.
Nastrass (58) - Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color with off whitish head. Floral, malty aroma. Decent flavor but a little too much bitter for my taste.
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Re-Rate: The more I have of this stuff the more I think itís just kind of bitter without being tasty. Fizzy and no head to speak of.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer isnít bad, and it has a pretty good hop flavor (however sparse), but it seemed a bit bland.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
i dont think this deserves the bad rating iíve seen on it
i thought it had a refreshing taste and the bitter after taste was mild, an ok beer for the money
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2005 bland but clean and drinkable - a pizza beer as ravidesai would say. rer8 3.5 years later: clear copper with self-fizzling head. faint aroma of toffee and menthol. tastes like a boiled, pasteurised english bitter, one of the more industrial ones like ruddles county or something. simplistic balance of sticky toffee and a full stop of bitterness. short flavour, with plenty of high-alpha piney resin that iím not keen on. hard mouthfeel. not very pleasant - rough.
motelpogo (6453) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 7, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
i had quite an old bottle from bertís bierhuis in utrecht and figured it must have lost a lot of its flavout but judging by what people say it sounds like it probably didnít have much to start with
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This wasnt that bad. I had one after drinking the king of beers(Sammy Smithís Oatmeal Stout) so this prob isnt going to get a fair rating. Some hop presence, amber in color.