Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very nice, but when it comes to flavor, it seems to be lacking. Seemed to be a bit thin.
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
It pours nicely, makes a good, thick, creamy head, and looks good in the glass with a nice copper color. However, it has little aroma and a watery flavor.
Orlan (25) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
No substance - Good marketing though means its widespread - why??
djbuddha (90) - Many, Louisiana, USA - JAN 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had heard talk about this before, but had never had the opportunity to try it. To my surprise, they had it on tap at my usual pub this New Years Eve. I tried a pint of Salvator first (letdown), then the rest of the night I drank these. I was very surprised to see them bringing it to the table. It was very nice looking, as it was just starting to settle. After my second taste (the first seemed to be all head)I was pleasantly surprised. This is the first bitter I’ve tried, and I believed it was excellent. I think I may have a new favorite at the pub, if they’ll keep it on tap.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Well, as seems to be the trend with these UK brews this was gorgoeus. The swirling mass of yellow nitrous waterfalls and beautiful golden color prepare you for something remarkable, but leave you wondering where the hell the flavor is. I mean, why do these people spend so much time making these look great and completely gimp out on the taste. This was absolutely watery and void of flavor, truly disappointing.
dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The head on this was great. the first half tasted great. the second half tasted flat on all cans tried.
dins (266) - Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I didn’t know they canned soap bubbles.
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I thought this was average overall. It’s good, but doesn’t make me want to send them all my hard-earned cash. The head was about the most exciting part.
Jfishback13 (273) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2002
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2003 My mistake... this is good. Okay it was kinda creamy but had no flavor to speak of... what's the use of that... like caronated milk.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Creamy!! I love creamy. It was golden and beautiful in my glass. I swear I tasted a fruitiness in it. I would love to taste it on the tap and see what flavors are really hidden in there.