Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Brewery. There certainly is a difference between the bottled stuff & the stuff on tap. The bottle is a bit smoother, creamier and a bit maltier. Slightly sweet and sticky. English hop taste with a light straw taste. Clean finishing is the biggest reason I prefer the bottles as well as less carbonation.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours amber, large off-white dishwater like head, sticky lacing, with light carbonation.   Aroma is quite interesting, peanut brittle, nuts, and maybe some earth.   Forwardly malty and biscuity, slightly sweet with a sorta burnt sugar hint.   Medium body and mouthfeel.   Finish holds some wet cardboard flavor.   Not bad, but not very clean/crisp on the finish.   Certainly an interesting beer.
HighlanderOne (1115) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 Re-rate. Aroma of malt and marshmallow. Clear dark amber, a bit of tan head remains. Flavors of roasted malt, hops, a touch of sweetness at the end. Very drinkable. Good finish. Well done.
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with an off white head and the aroma is weak or undetectable. Malty sort of scott taste with moderate carbonation but smooth going down. I don’t detect the hop finish described in the deScription. Good enjoyable Ale.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good tasty stuff. Full flavored ale taste. Well balanced with all the flavors it should have. I could drink a bunch of these.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2005 Standard ale straight from the brewery itself. As this was the last I tried, it didn’t. make that much of an impact. Beautiful rich, brown color.
YogiBeera (2554) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger Ale House, NYC June 2004: Light brown color, light malty taste with hoppy and grassy intervalls. Berry nose.
pivo (2647) - GERMANY - JUL 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ON TAP: light fruity smells, auburn color, low tight head. Toaste and fruity malt. Big mouth feel. Somewhat interesting and certainly well-crafted.
motelpogo (7706) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap@blind tiger. hint of darkness. some peach nectar in the aroma. quite sweet, hint of brown sugar, but has a nice, lightly salty and bitter finish
DocLock (8949) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a great copper color with a nice white head. Aroma of hops, malt, florals, and chardonnay. Tastes hoppy, with a nice malt, toffee, honey, cognac, fruit, and floral finish. Nice complexity. A great beer.