Dogbrick (9625) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Excellent pour that started out butterscotch-colored then settled into the more typical Ale hue. Creamy almost to a fault, as there was not much of a beer flavor to it at all. Slightly tannic, and overall the flavor does not live up to the looks.
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2002
2.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The best looking non-stout pour I have ever seen. A real thick, rich, creamy head. Sadly, it’s not all it could be. It needs a bit more bite to it. As it stands, it goes down real creamy and leaves my palate hanging. The flavor is just not there. I waited and waited for that extra hoppy kick, but it never set in. Still, the appearance and aroma makes it a worthwhile purchase now and then. Put some bite into this and It’d be one of the best beers out there. It just goes down like creamy water. I was harsh on the overall because it’s just so damn disapointing.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very smooth and creamy, but to me creamy is not a great quality for a beer, at least not to that degree.
Dragonblaze99 (353) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Weak, watery ale with not much flavor. Overly malty, with not enough hops to balance it. I don’t think I will buy this - at least in a can - again.
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer, one of my faves when I can find it.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2002
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The smell of this stuff reminds me of when I was a kid - the odors that used to come out of dark, dank Chicago bars on say, Saturday morning, when they’d air the place out after a big night. Its a generic, yeasty sour smell - not a bad smell but not all that great either. There is a persistent, small creamy head which at first is nice, but after awhile is a bit unpleasant. If you make the extra effort, you can taste a fruity, hoppy undertone to the beer but, after downing one, a second glass seems watery - not enough taste to stand up to session drinking.
U-Bob99 (1) - USA - FEB 8, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve been an avid Irish beer drinker for years, but once my pub started carrying Caffreys, I almost never drink anything else.
dewolfpack (59) - Petit De Grat, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2002
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is terrible sent it back and refused to pay for this swill .
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice smooth creamy brew. Even good out of the can. Could drink it anytime.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Body is chestnut brown. Creamy head that might last for dayswith good lace but consequent lack of carbonation in the body. Little flavour apart from lightly roasted bitterness. Lasting bitter aftertaste. As with all PDC beers would be much better on tap.