DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brilliant dark copper color with a lasting two finger beige head. Nice lace. Dry caramal and malt nose that tend to get fruitier as it warms. Smooth feel with deep malt flavors. Toasty, with a light citric hops finish. A very satisfying ale.
obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amberish-copper color, nice lacy off-white head, sweet & malty balanced aroma, full-bodied & nicely balanced, had some very heavy & complex flavors, a bit of a hoppy aftertaste but very smooth & drinkable
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark copper body topped with a creamy tan head that doesnt go away this beer is pretty dang good! the aroma has a hint of hops and lots of malty goodness. the sweet end of the malt is caramelly both in the nose and in the mouth. the hops shine through quite surprisingly well in both taste and bittering roles. some fruity sweetness to finish off the tasting experience leaves me wanting more of this medium-full bodied delight.
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite delicious. Aroma of light hops, caramel malt and biscuit. Poured a clear copper amber color with a thick beige, lasting head. Nice lacing. Caramel malt flavor with biscuit and a light bitter hop aftertaste. Very well balanced and smooth. Mouth coating caramel mouthfeel.
Ungstrup (27766) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2003
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer has a fantastic amber color and a good head, though it disappears fast. The aroma is slightly fruity. And the flavor is fantastic with hints of oranges and a slight sweetness ending of with a fantastic bitterness from a great sort of hop. Nothing less than a fantastic beer.
tallguy108 (34) - USA - JAN 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber, almost ruby in color. Medium sized tan head, slowly diminishing to a strong lacing. Very light, tiny-bubbled carbonation. Aroma is strongly sweet and doughy - almost like a cookie dough. Lighter aroma from fruits (raisin, grape, apple), and caramel. Flavor is malty sweet, some of the same cookie dough from the aroma, and light caramel tones in the back. Thick and chewy on the tongue.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild yeasty caramel aroma.Softning medium hop bitterness.Mellowed mild flavors of fruity chocolate malt.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 10, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red and brown color with perfect head on the pour. Lacing was plentiful and the head stayed with me for the whole ride. Smells very rich and complex. A well brewed beer in itís own right for sure. Flavors are very distinct. On this one I got a carmel/fruit taste along with a sweet yeast aftertaste. Goes down very smooth, coats your mouth like a stout by flies down your throat like a pale. Overall a excitingly tasty beer, obviously the best english strong ale Iíve ever had.