entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Amber in color with a big white head. Floral aroma with a little funkiness in the smell and taste, would like a stronger malt presence. Good though.
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nose is malty with a little fruit, plums, some toffee, a little butter. very slightly thin mouthfeel, but a pleasant hoppy bitter finish, that leaves a slight toffeeness lingering.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Not bad, but the cask version is better. Quite a smooth Fullers mouthfeel, with some alcohol and hop bitterness. A little sticky at times.
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber color with light colored head. plentiful hoppyness as to be expected. a solid beer.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from brickskeller. Deep amber, light tan head and some lacing. aroma is full and malty, some sweet fruitiness. plentiful noble hopping balances out the significant residual sweetness.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color. Malty sweetness to it. Solid flavor, with a nice crisp hoppy bitterness to finish. Solid ESB, but not my favorite style.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, many times. Sweet, malty ale with a fair bit of complexity in the flavour. When in bottled itís a bit thin tasting (despite the higher ABV) than when cask conditioned, where it is fresh, smooth and delicious. The bottle is good, but not great.
pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, Patrick OíRyans. Poured light brown with a disappointing thin small head. Fruity malt aroma. Taste - nice strong dark malt, finish is pleasingly bitter.
imdownthepub (13418) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, Pasteurised, 500ml.
Deep amber with off white head. Sweetish malty beer, plummy fruity, rich and perhaps a little malt loaf with sultanaís. Bittering hop finish. Nice bottled beer.
Tmoney99 (13625) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a reddish amber with medium white head. Aroma was full with tones of malt and greenish hops. Flavor was medium with complex flavor and bitter finish. Good brew.