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 (2009) - 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.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with a nice lingering head. Smells of bread and flowers. Taste is slightly citrussy with chocolate and caramel present.
jonas (5882) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No sighting of the beer since I drank it from a brown bag on Venice Beach - quite a surreal experience I might add.
Hoppy and fruity tastenotes, apricot,
dont get much barrelflavor, a bit vanilla.
Light body, sparkly mouthfeel.
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - APR 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2005 Nicely flavored English PA. Strong taste of chocolate and some sweet bread. Some yeast taste. Finishes with oak tones and a floral, not too spicy hop flavor. Unsweeted cocoa flavor compliments the hops well.
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 22, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a thin whitish head. Oak/caramel flavors with some spicey/earthy hop aroma/ underlying flavor.
Unfiltered version: 6-4-7-3-13
more vanilla/nuttiness and somewhat more mellow. A much better beer.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF 2004 Golden in color with a small white head. Aroma of bread, malt and floral hops. Moderately bitter clean and hoppy.
Cornfield (5570) - 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 it’s a nice session ale, bright copper in color with a head that’s 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.