DocLock (9504) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper colored, with aroma of malt, some hops, caramel, brown sugar, cognac, and merlot. Tastes of caramel malt, toffee, and some finishing hops. Smooth palate and a delightful finish. Very good.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Andyís on tap. This poured golden with nice fluffy head, Aroma of hops and grapefruit. This was smooth but quite hoppy. Nice.
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Redish-amber color with descent head off-white. Smells sweet and fruity. Almost a grape and caramel-honey combonation. Does have a light to meduim bitterness. Overall darn good with smooth aftertaste.
kwik-lime (1641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2009 Pours reddish-brown with a smallish white head. Tastes mostly of roasted malts with a little nut and caramel.
BobBarley (12) - CANADA - FEB 9, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Unlike many people who enjoy a hoppy beer, I appreciate the balance in this fine product that some may find not bitter enough to their liking. This tastes like a loverís bite on the tongue, not a rabid dogís bite on the ass. I heartily endorse this event or product.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - FEB 6, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown/amber with an average white head leaving nice lacing. Malty aroma with a dry malty taste. Hard to catch any hop flavor in this one. Earthy sense to it. Not as good is i wanted it to be.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Amber pour with a creamy ivory head, and some lacing. Sweet malty nose. Flavor is smooth sweet malt (not too sweet) with a bold dose of hops and a bitter finish. Really smooth. Strong caramel flavor. Nice full body. Very good.
highlandlad (1464) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderfully flavoursome English premium bitter. Poured a dark orange colour with a 2cm head. The nose is dominated by honey-like esters but there are also tea-like notes there. Medium body. The flavour opens with smooth honeyed malt, then opens up into a big bitter hop middle and a long, satisfying finish. At 5.5%, itís an excellent ale for short sessions. (Bottle)
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange with brown tones. Decent white head.
Spicy aroma with notes of soap and bread. Roasted.
Roasted flavor with notes of honey, apple and spices. Firm bitterness
winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured a deep copper colour with a blink-and-you-will-miss-it head.Flavours dominated by malt (as youíd expect) with some caramel and bready notes in there as well. Well rounded but not exceptional.