Davhgbrew (887) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thought it had a great aroma, and a nice head. Nice thick golden color, but a weak palate and aftertaste. Nice, but not as good as the other pub ales.
BuzzBeer99 (81) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 6, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Weak finisher! Drink it fast it taste much better super cold! Nice head and smells good(vanilla and oak)
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2002
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Another PDC with a great head but no flavour. Thin and an artificial yellow colour. Nothing to make me want to buy again.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good lord! what a head! The retention was unreal. I was done with the ber and there was still about a half inch left. Flavor was good but not too distinctive. What a pretty pour though!
pilsnerrogge (2414) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Creamy head, some hop but not much, quite thin.
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - JAN 23, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
better than guinness
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2005 Yelloworange with thin off-white head.
Roasted malt aroma with notes of apples, rubber and cinnamon roll dough.
Creamy flavor with some bitterness. Dry and a bit salty.
Dougan (93) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 13, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Where is the Taste??? If I wanted to drink water I would go to the tap
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 11, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2003 Jan 2002 Had on draft. The appearance is that of Guinness, only gold instead of black -- beautiful. After that, kind of a boring everyday English light ale. Miles better than what most Americans drink everyday -- as smooth as something like Miller, but with more malt and enough hops so you know its beer -- but its a sad Irish pub that doesn't offer something better.
Feb 2003. BORING! I finally am really understanding why others hate nitro, and why "smooth" isn't always a compliment when it comes to beer. Thirst-quenching and easy to drink, but it was awfully hard to discern ANY flavor here other than an indistinct dryish maltiness. I will probably not have this again unless I can get to the UK.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Re-Rate 01/01/02: Pours a cloudy gold, that clears quickly and leaves a bright white head and sheets of lace. Malt nose, thin middle, nice hop spicy bite at the slightly dry finish. Little or no carbonation, clean, fresh and not a bad beer, beats the hell out of that can swill.