WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one was decent, though not very typical for a bitter. Nice, mostly malt aroma and appearance start this one. Flavor is a little too mild for my taste, though not unpleasant. A decent beer, though not exceptional.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with large white foamy head. Aroma of fruits, floral hops and a hint of roasted grain. Smooth medium mouthfeel, sweet malt finish with a hint of biterness. Very well balanced ale. - As it got warmer taste got a little staler :/
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice head with a malty slash hoppy aroma color was a nice amber.hoppy,malty flavor with a slight bitter hopp aftertaste but still very nice change from the dopple bocks refreshing as hell well worth the bucks it took to get 4 bottles at 5 bucks a through.
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rather disappointing for a UK ale. Too bland for my liking. Has good body and head, but something is missing.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 15, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I'm into this! Crystal clear amber, with a dense white head. Sticks to the glass as you drink it down. Aroma is soothingly fruity and a bit floral, with a pronounced malty presence. Beer has a wonderful medium to full bodied pale maltiness, moderate carbonation, with a bit of goldings, and maybe some fuggles, hopping. I'm not usually a fan of goldings hops, but it seems to have other varieties added, which serve to downplay the goldings flavor and give a full complement of hoppiness. Some toffee, a bit of fruit, and a hint of breadiness. I'll easily get this again.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great dark amber color with a lot of lace. Starts malty but quickly moves to a decent hoppy bitterness, but nothing too powerful. Has some carmel hints that want to be realy good, but theres some metalic/sour tinge that just wont let it be.
Chevboy (37) - Millgrove, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very nice frothy head tha lasts. Rich amber colour. nice bitter taste to it. I really enjoy everything about this beer.
nigos (623) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great bitter kicks the hell out of the "best" bitter cask version I had.
GregClow (2795) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange-amber colour with a moderate frizzy head. Sweet malt & earth in the aroma. Nice caramel and malt in the flavour with sweet fruit & yeast on the edges, and a superb bitter finish.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice uncluttered bottle design. a good churning pour sets up a gorgeous glass: clear weathered orange and a hearty bloom of head the color of raw sugar; more lace than a victoriaís secret catalogue. nose of oak chips and red licorice. iím reminded too of freshly laundered cotton sheets with maybe a note of vanilla and bay rum, collectively very intriguing. the first taste seemed starchy dry: more baked august lawn grass than caramel; once my palatte adjusted, however, this became as nice as a well-earned compliment. the effect is black sheep backward because the hops strike first with a stiff bitterness. they recede briefly to honor a nod to orangey sweetness, but then seem to rise again to burn a bitter orange peel epitaph on your tongue. every swallow has a little mousse of head that gives it a creamy soft capocinno effect. grand.