Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Personal Milestone - U.S.A. rating #600 (out of 1121)! And itís a nice session ale, bright copper in color with a head thatís rapidly reduced to a film. It has a mild roasted malt flavor with some caramel and light herbal hop bitterness. The three are carried into the flavor of this smooth, light-bodied drink. It has a lightly bitter finish that sets you up for the next bottle.
tobi98ab (32) - Taste of Beer, Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[bottled] Very nice looking English Pale Ale, dark copper golden. Aroma not as strong as hoped for, though good. Soft and round palate, with a roasted flavor with a hint of caramel. Great beer!
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2006 Large sized off white head is mostly lasting with nice lacing. Normal clarity with medium depth amber hue. malty, toasted bread aroma. Smooth malty flavor with the sweetness moderate by a decent presence of hops. Very tasty. Had my second one after having an Oaked Arrogant Bastard. Could hardly taste the Double Barrel because that Bastard ruined my palet.
dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 Thatís one fine-smelling ale! Itís good to be back in America where there are noticable hops in the beers. Faintly reminiscent of Sierra Nevada, but not as strong..excellent stuff - best of its kind iíve had for sure.
bigrond (1459) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good beer. Got threw a trade --nice but nothing special
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark amber color, tan head. Cookie, bread, and English hops along with some oak and light citrus. Medium bodied. Fairly pleasant but nothing special. Thanks mustang3 for the bottle.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice stuff. Clear copper. Nose woody and nutty, some sweet malts, bit of fruit. Tastes like a very nice British Pale Ale, caramel and toffee mix well with nutty woodiness. Very large hop presence at the end, dry and biting. Really nice stuff, but itís begging for just a bit more caramel sweetness. If it had some more of the sweet depth, this would be amazing stuff. Itís still dang good.
TimE (3090) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep rich burnt copper color. Sweet marachino cherries, white wine, oranges, strawberries in the nose. A moderately heavy body with oranges, cognac and cherries that is midly syrupy. Finishing mildly dry. This beer is sexy. I want more. Send me double barrel. Thank you.
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím glad Firestone has made the effort to put in a Union system. Theyíve succeeded in creating something quite similar to Marstonís Pedigree, and what Bass used to taste like. Medium to deep copper color, hints of ruby, with a good head that fades away. Aroma of toffee, biscuit, slight apple, and sulfur, classic. Flavors match the aroma, with the introduction of just enough bitterness on the finish to bring it all together. This is extremely well done. I imagine it would just rock on cask. Reminds me of just how good an EPA can really be.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sparkling clear copper body topped by a dense off-white head that leaves wiapy glass-lacing. The aroma is toffee, toasted bread, and floral hops. The flavor is godd but not great. Bready and citrus hops, toffee show up about mid-way through. Plenty of bitterness throughout. Quite drinkable. A nice session ale.