BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
550ml bottle Poured a clear amber with a thick foamy head. Some English hops in the nose as well as some bready malt. Palate is a bit thin for my liking yet smooth. Flavor seemed fairly simple and nothing that I was hoping for. I really think the ESB is better than this one. Overall a decent English Ale, however nothing deserving of an exceptional rating.
Suttree (5379) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
University of Texas Oange, with a slight tan head. Spicy vanilla and cinnamon aroma. There is a very appealing smoky, earthy sweetish flavor that leads into and meshes nicely with a piney, dry finish.
YogiBeera (2533) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled> Nice. Medium foamy head, amber colored, alcohol nose with fruits. Malty bitter dry taste. A really nice one.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nutty, wood nose on a deep amber beer, with a good sized head. Flavor is kind of earthy, a slightly gritty taste, followed by grassy hop feel, but not too strong of a bite to it.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy, a little hoppy, fruity and malty. It was exactly what I wanted it to be.
Beaver (1406) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The 1845 poured a copper-red with a thick, creamy, light-tan head that retained well with decent lacing. It has a yeasty, biscuit aroma with some fruitiness and some sherry-like alcohol notes. It's taste was initially toasted malt and caramel with some fruitiness, and then a late crisp, slighty bitter finish. It was pretty full-bodied and went down really smooth. Overall, the 1845 is a good beer, but I was expecting more.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JAN 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice red color with a creamy tan head. The aroma is slightly malty and nutty, but fairly tame overall. A nice smooth beer with a good, mildly lingering hop bite on the end. The quality of the malts give it a nice toffee, roasted flavor. The balance of the initial malt hit with the ending hop flavor is really nice. Quality and a superb example of the style, but perhaps slightly overrated.
Shag (2655) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish orange appearance. Flavor is dark fruit, caramel, and cherries. The aroma indicates the same. A slight alcohol and spice taste. I was glad to share this with biermonk and Cheri for her #100 rating. A very nice beer indeed, yes indeed.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish appearance. Caramel, dark fruit with some spice and a bitter aftertaste, but not overbearing. Nice brew -- makes my 100th rating, got my speakers on, and I can't wait for the cheesy music...heck yes, I'm excited about reaching beer goddess status. I'll have my tiara now, please. I'll say a prayer for world peace (know what I'm sayin'?) Anyways <all choked up> thanks shag and biermonk for being with me to celebrate!
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was so good. Really good. Deep orange in color. A nice aroma of malt and it was sort of fruity. Slightly cloudy. A well made beer. Very delicious.