Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured nice amber orange with rocky white head...smells of bread dough, grass, caramel...tastes mildly bitter with sweetness of molasses and caramel...a little chewey...finish is grassy and bitter...good one...
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Buttery, cookie aroma. Amber color, beige head, very nice lace. Sweet, creamy start, well hopped, little roasted, caramel, grass, dry finish.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark amber beer with foamy white head. Earthy, malty aroma. A suggestion of orange in the palate. Nice maltiness. A solid beer.
Belly Full O Beer (57) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely golden orange colour with white frothy head. I expected it to be a dark ale, the black sheep name I guess. Not what I thought it was, but that’s fine. Easy to drink with a clean finish. Very much enjoyed this beer.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong malt, burnt brown sugar aroma with mild notes of dark fruits and a light pleasing nuttiness. Slightly hazy copper coloured with decent white head that diminishes rapidly to cover. Some nice lacing. Malt and caramel flavours up front chased by a pleasant floral hop character and decent balancing bitterness. Medium-light body though mouthfeel perhaps a touch thin. Very enjoyable session beer. Bottle. Thanks, JoeMcPhee!
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought the body was thin but the smell and flavour of burnt malts and molasses were great. Decent hop presence to balance it off. Somewhat one-dimensional, but passable.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Good bitter flavor with a little bit of fruitiness (cherry) in there. Nice dry finish with an alcohol bite. Good balance between the malts and hops. Very enjoyable.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite nice. bitterness hits at the finish leaving a nice hoppy taste. overall, pretty good.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
07.31.04 500ml bottle. Hazed honey color; big, brainy head. Sweet aromas of clover honey, apple blossom, shortbread. Similar flavors. Some vegetable as it warms - a touch of green beans, raw peanuts - but not all bad. Plum and apricot as it warms further. Nice, quaffable, not outstanding.
pintbypint (3235) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample taken from 500ml brown bottle.
Pours amber with a rough short lasting head. Malty aroma. Dry, somewhat hoppy finish.