beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Toffee, caramel notes immediately upon pouring. Low level of hop aroma with a little bit of biscuity malt. Some trace sulphur notes.
Appearance: Excellent clarity, darker gold color. Decent head retention, good-looking pint.
Flavor: Flavor same as aroma, very minerally. Nothing special, pretty straightforward, but pleasant.
Mouthfeel: Bitterness is pleasant but assertive. Mineraliness leaves a coating on the mouth, somewhat acidic. Medium-light body. Moderate carbonation, a little high for style.
Overall: Very drinkable, nice session ale, but don’t expect too much.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 28, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cloudy orange with big bubbles and a white head. Tinny, floral, roasted aroma. Medium hop bite with an acidic mouth.
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 24, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty bitter-a strange bitter flavor I've not tasted before. Not bad, but for some reason the elements in this beer didn't come together for me.
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black sheep ale in 500ml brown bottle which is the only type I've found in London.Pleasant cereal aroma.Pours a clear amber with big cream coloured head which quickly thins down.Fresh,hoppy,not very complex flavour with full mouthfeel and long bitter finish. A very pleasant beer which encourages another. Does well with a lunchtime roast.
swiseman (444) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 23, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
had the bottled Black Sheep Ale version; fruity aroma - frothy head. nice reddish-orange color. Fresh taste like many amber ales, but a rather bitter finish.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 18, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy orange, with a big white head. Very fruity aroma, with licorice dominating. Not a very complex beer, mild at first, with a quick, bitter finish.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(on bottle)On the bottle are hops printed into the glass and I understande why. The dark, orangepeelcolored brew has a big twing in the aftertaste of hops. The aroma is kind of fruity(aple and grass) and the beer is, overall, a kind thirstkiller.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 10, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a translucent copper color with a thick off-white head. Has a wet grass and tea leaf aroma with a creamy mouth feel. Has a sweet, creamy flavor at first and then turns more bitter towards the end of the glass.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 9, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottled) Amber color with a big, foamy head. Very faint, slightly smoky and malty aroma. The flavor is sweetish and malty at first, but soon turns to bitter and slightly metallic, while quickly fading away. Syrupy and sticky, light to medium-bodied palate. A typical British ale without much character.
freekyp (1634) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rocky white head towers above the rim of the glass. Orangy chestnut body. Fruity flavor with tea-like notes. Well rounded finish hides hop character that sneaks up on you. Good but slightly lacking in malt character.