anders37 (20882) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Roasted malty chocolate aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweet roasted malty chocolate flavor. Sweetish malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
ekstedt (6232) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 50 cl. Beautiful amber/ruby/copper colour with a small off-white head. Fruity, slightly roasted malt aroma, with loads of fresh, spicy, perfumy, herbal hops. Medium bodied, decent carbonation. Dry and bitter finish.
asheft (2825) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[bottle from P.S.]
Almost herbal with spicy melanoidins and lemony notes in the nose. Hazy light garnet with wispy white wisps and some lace. Nice spicy melanoidins that balance very well the bittering. Liquorice comes in at the end with some toffee. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a little lasting bitterness.
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Refreshing hoppy aroma, nice head and color. It’s a dry ale with notes of roasted malt, flower, hops and a hint of caramel and coffee with a citrussy finish. The flavour is however short lived, so the overall impression is watery.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear deep amber colour with an off white head. Light roasted malty aroma with notes of caramel and hops. Light roasted malty and sweet flavor with a hoppy bitter finish.
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(50cl bottle) Smallish off-white head with good retention, atop a clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, caramel, some floral, light raisin, smoke. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, orange, light earthy, raisin. Watery light-medium body, minimal carbonation.
JonMoore (2052) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice looking amber with a thick cream head I had to fight for. Malty aroma, rich with a hint of coffee. Smooth and malty, some fruit with a light bitter, slightly burnt finish. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated. Easy drinking; pretty good.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color,small tan head that faded quickly leaving just a bit behind.The aroma was citrus and malty with a bit of a sweet side coming through,and also a bit of a spicy side as well.The brew is smooth and easy to drink with a light malty side some mild citrus notes,light carbonation and a mild hop bitterness in the end.Not an overly well done brew but decent enough to have a few more around just due to it being so easy to drink.
Skinnyviking (8195) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Small white head. Clear amber body. Lovely malt aroma and flavor and a nice hoppiness.
Nuffield (3940) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2006
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I thought this beer was a posterchild for the injustice to British beer done by importation to the U.S. Bottle is bad enough for British beer, but subjecting beers of some subtlety to the conditions they must endure, it leaves the beer without much chance. Although the caramel was obviously trying to bring with it some fruit and typical tea flavors, there was metal all over it. Some hops contribute to the finish, but still it wasn’t enough. Typical Bitter oily palate, reasonably well supported. Just not enjoyable to drink, especially at the prices paid for UK imports.