Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Translucent copper colour with a frothy head dissolving to a sheet of lace. Nose is toasted malts with caramel and some citrus. Flavour is lightly hopped, mostly malty with a mildly bitter finish.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark rich amber in colour Awesome white head big and frothy with a huge lacing on glass. The nose is smooth malts with hints of wood and some alcohol, quite sweet. The taste is earthy with hops and slighter malts, the nose is definately more sweet and malty.
Braudog (5345) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured with a nice head over a copper-brown beer. Grassy aroma on this one. The flavor is lightly hopped, a bit of citric edge at the finish. Decent ale, not quite as hardy as the good English pales.
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At Rock Bottom Chicago Real Ale Dinner: Copper hued with a small head and little lace. The aroma hints of toasted malts, biscuit, grassy hops, some grapefruit, and mild sweet spices. The taste is rather bland, neither the hops or malts shine, muted. The aftertaste did spot some bitterness but a buttery presence was a bit of a put off. Was matched with a spicy corn based soup which dominated this beer. The mouthfeel was okay, smooth. The disappointing beer of the evening.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark copper color with a small off white head. Mildly spicy hop and straw aroma. Mild caramel hop taste. This wasn't bad
PushEject (42) - Palmdale, California, USA - MAR 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Floral nose with hints of the ass-smacking to come. A crisp pale ale with a big mouthfeel. Very tasty! This is a thick beer that sneaks up on you. Get some food in your belly first because after two dry and delicious bottles of this hoppy ale you're going to feel it!
icarus (57) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like drinking tea; good, clean, high quality masterfull balanced texture; get a sixer of this.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought it was a good beer, not great. Very sweet to begin with almost like a tea with sugar. It does really have a nice color to it. Something I could drink often, but not too often, or too much at a time.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This a nice full-flavored lager. Lots of malt flavors but not much else. No aroma but a decent head.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2004 The best part about this was the color which had a nice red tone to it. My senses were a bit saturated after drinking a few pints of Exponential. Myabe that's why this tasted kind of like it. Just kind of. This had a watery body with a nice bitter. aftertaste. I didn't taste much malt in it. It was pretty light and boring, but not bad. I'll have to try it with a clean palate next time.