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.
RicktheBassAleDrinker99 (6) - USA - DEC 19, 2001 does not count
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I could only have a few. Nitrogen system doesn’t add much to flavor. However, the beer tasted much better after having a few Bass Ales afterward.
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2001
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I agree with Cobb who called this a golden Guinness. Same type of head settling show as a Guinness in the glass. Very mild, with little to no bite/aftertaste at the end. A very slight sweet taste balances out a very slight bitter taste. I could see where you could definetely make a session out of this beer. It goes down almost too easy.
Aurelius (4229) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m betting that if you could get it without the N2, then it’d be a better glass of bitter. Good appearance, sweetish, good hopping.
Cobb99 (4) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2001 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great beer. Reminds me of a golden Guiness, if there ever was such a thing. Be careful though, always start out with a Boddingtons and then make the switch to something lighter. They pack a punch.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A creamy delight and just sheer heaven to drink. A visual masterpiece that tastes as good as it looks.
adamlau (76) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy indeed. Poured thick and went down easy. Head interfered with the evaluation of the aroma. Mid to finish is where this beer could use some punch. Mild, if anything.