JFGrind (1842) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My expectations of Double Barrel were too high on this beer. Malty English bitter with caramel and butterscotch flavors. Hops and oak barrel flavor are fleeting.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Falling Rock. Pours a lush gold/amber with a full head. Aroma is like a nice English bitter. Flavor is a nice balance of bitter malt and floral hops. Good beer.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear dark golden amber w/dissapearing white head. Aroma is sweet hoppy with honey. Taste is malty caramel. Very drinkable. I like the maltiness in a pale ale.
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2008 An amber beer with a huge orange head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with light caramelic notes. The flavor is sweet caramelic combined with quite a lot of alcohol - surprising for such a low ABV beer, the flavor is also slighlty dusty. Too simple, which makes it somewhat boring.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2008 Bottle. Orange colour with a small off-white head. Light sweet hoppy aroma and a sweet caramel hoppy taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.
5-3-6-3-13 Re-rate. Blind tasting. 7-4-6-3-13
Hansen (6575) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown colour. No head. Malty aroma and flavor, something like the standard Brooklyn.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transluscent orane amber in color with a thin, tan head. Definite oaky, bourbon-like aroma with a nice English malt (bread and biscuits, toffee) and fruity yeast and sweet hops. Big toffee malt flavor, ale yeast fruitiness, a solid bitterness at midpalate, some boubon flavor, earthy hop flavor, and just a touch of chocolate. Malt and hop balance incredibly well into a long, persistent finish. One of the best efforts of an English bitter produced in the U.S. in my experience. The only drawback is the American oak, charred American oak at that (I hope I am not assuming too much here), that gives this beer a little too much boubon-like character.
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (Courtesy of Presario): Poured a deep amber color with a medium head without much retention. Aroma of bitter hops is clearly evident. Taste is a bit one-dimensional with some bitter hops and caramel malt and a thin body. Seems to be lacking character to make it truly interesting and I couldn’t honestly find any traced of oak in this beer.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber color with thin tan head. Aroma is malty, slighty sour, and a bit hoppy. Flavor is nice. Carmel malts produce a decent sweetness. Sour malt presence seems to have more lasting impact than any hop. Crisp and mostly clean with a bit of a tany malt based lingering.
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - AUG 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2005 Draft. Stopped by a local pizza parlor and they had it on tap. Gave it a try, and I’m happy I did. Nice dark amber color with a medium off white head. The aroma was malty, with some caramel coming through. Nice and malty flavor as well with some light hops. I enjoyed this one a lot. I’m going to buy some bottles and see if I enjoy it as much as I did on tap.