IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JUN 14, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper colored with an off-white head. Sweet malt, woody. Thin, a bit tinny, woody. Some sweetness in the follow, a slightly bitter aftertaste. Fair but IMO, overrated.
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On cask at Real Ale Festival 2005. I was searching out all the non-IPAs at the fest, since it was dominated by them, but I didnít need to try this one. Iím thinking that itís probably better not on cask, since itís got quite a respectable rating. When I had it, it was watery and very grainy in a bad way. There was corn all over the flavor and corn sugar in the finish. The aroma was dominated by a burnt Indian corn smell. Semi-hazy amber orange in the glass. Beige foam head that looked like soap foam. Underneath all the corn and maybe rye there was some amber fruitiness that might have been light watery cherry or white grapes.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice clear copper with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, light hops and a hint of biscuit. Flavor has notes of caramel, toasted malt, toffee, wood and some floral hops. Malty sweet and a touch of bitterness. Medium body, smooth texture with subtle carbonation. Not much lacing left on the glass, ok head retention. I had higher expectations for this one.
Stew41 (1770) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Highly aromatic hopped style. Dark amber / caramel brown with poor head retention. Nice mouthfeel. Sweet malts early but really itís more about the amooth, faintly herbal drive through the mid palate. Certaintly not an over style but will appeal with its subtle nature.
hershiser2 (1271) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rating #600. Paid $1.49 for a 12-oz single. Pours a very pretty amber color, but has no head. Light sweet hoppy aroma. Flavor is mily hoppiness, followed by some malt characteristics. Definitely drinakble & very "sessionable," but nothing to write home about.
mephisto (1272) - TAIWAN - MAY 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
mild aroma, it has very little head. medium bodied, the flavor is hoppy but well balanced by malt.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Highly drinkable. Would make for a great session beer. Has a bite that belies its somewhat muted, though pleasing, aroma. Nicely crafted beer.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear auburn pour supporting a medium light khaki head with average lacing. Primarily malty aroma with some astringent element. Flavor of toasted malt, a little caramel, pine and hops. Finish was somewhat dry and slightly bitter. Nothing special here but not a bad beer.
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Initial malty, mildly hoppy aroma that diminished very quickly. Clear deep amber color with a frothy tan head that lasted for several minutes and left medium lacing. Flavor was well balanced slightly in favor of bitterness and a mellow spicy "British" hop flavor and slight roasty notes. Slight diacetyl was a nice addition to the flavor. Aftertaste was a good mix of malt, bitterness and hop flavor. Lively carbonation and medium/light body with a fairly dry finish.
crazyvin (2008) - New York, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
very rich malty aroma consostong of caramel and yeast tones and a nice hint of hops. Poured a rich amber color with a thin white head and decent retention. Unfortunatly i found the flavor rather mild. It had nice malt tones and a slightly bitter hop edge. Flavor seemed good, but watered down. It was the one dow side to this beer.