Dalle (1145) - SkÝrping, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2005 Bottle. Copper colour w. nice head and lace. Fruity aroma. Not much flavour; little fruity (apples), light sourness, pleasent palate, bitter and watery finish. Cask, cockney pub: lacks flavor, thin. (5,3,5,3,10)
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured well, nice copper color, with large white head. Strong smell and taste of hops, slight bitterish aftertaste. Not bad, but not great.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit of alright. Nice copper ale that smells of hops with a dry bitter taste. A good ale, but not particularly memorable.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2011 Bottled. A grassy smell to the mid brown beer which has a long lasting white head. The taste is very bitter with slightly lemony undertones. Not a special ale!Score 2.7
Subsequent ratings scored 2.5, 3.0, 3.1 and 2.5. Average becomes 2.8.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2005 Beautiful copper color with a thick frothy head. Fairly well balanced, with a little bit of bite, and a lingering bitterness. Impossible to pour without a head. In fact, drink half, put the beer glass in the fridge and go out for dinner, when you come back itís still got a head on it! Enjoyable brew. Considering itís only 4.4% that makes it almost a light beer, that alone gives it bonus points when you compare it to typical light beers. One of my favorites due to availability.
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 donít 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 (451) - 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.