LarsHolmer (112) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This must be what Ushers had in mind when they created their Tawny, rich in the nose, full of extracts and bitterness in the palate, and another one please!
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hoppy nose, with a medium head. Beautiful red/orange hue. Wonderful malt and hops in mouth, very well rounded, with some caramel.
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber/copper in colour. Aroma was of floral hops, quite earthy. Flavour was a little sweet, grassy, some caramel. Finishes with a medium bitterness and some sweetness.
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber brown colour with off white pillowy head that lasts. Honey malt toffee caramel aroma. Flavour of caramel hop and malt. Dry mouth feel boardering on creamy. Great bitters on the back of my tounge.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with hints of ruby. Long-lasting thick, creamy white head. Sweet malty aroma with hints of toffee and caramel with some grassy hop notes. Bitter and sweet flavour. Roasty notes with toffee and caramel. Long bitter finish with some notes of burnt sugar.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours red amber with a slight white head, and timid lacing. Aroma is lightly malty with some hops in it as well. Flavour is nicely balanced malt and hops. A nice bitter.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted in Toronto from LCBO. Burnt orange / red / copper colour with a thin white head. Sweet roasted caramel or toffee scent. Taste has a fair bit of hoppy bitteness both intitially and in the finish.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This copper colored ale shows nice clarity and pours with a strong head with excellent retention and develops a nice rocky quality as it subsides. The lace clings to the glass and refuses to slide down, content to stay put throughout the entire glass. The aroma is almost all sweetness, with a hint of hops to lend a spicy note. The taste is exquisite, with a very pronounced caramel sweetness like I have never tasted before. There is some nice hop spice in the finish. The aftertaste is lingering but very pleasant. The mouthfeel is somewhat thick, but it matches the flavor profile
dingo (37) - USA - SEP 27, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I'm not a fan of this beer...not at all. It is a true esB...capital B for the bitter. The flavor is tough to nail down...hoppy for sure. The head is fast to fade and the pour is a nice color. I've had it, two bottles not...that'll be it for me.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
polished brass, neon pumpkin and candy corn. bright. head blew up like spring mushrooms, and just as quickly was gone. moderate aroma fraternizes with the likeness of a big straw basket filled with oranges, ginger, cocoa, bread and nuts. perfect micro-carbonation guides light carmelly sweetness with strawberry notes to a place on the tongue where such delicate malts can abide and prosper amid the ample bitterness of tea and just a temperate note of alcohol. very entertaining beverage who's only conspicuous fault is how quickly it disappeared. i want more of that cunning bitterness. why? because it's so special-- so EXTRA special.