boto (1826) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, it took me a whole week of drinking cask beers in London to find one that at least had a bit of distinction from the rest. While they all were good, this is the first one that really stood out! Poured a slightly reddish brown. Fair amount of head to it: it really depends on how it is pulled. Fairly good aroma of malts and hops. The taste actually has some hop bite to it, with maybe a hint of chocolate? Very smooth. If you are going to be sold in a pub called "Hung, Drawn & Quartered", you better be good!
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer, the best bitter I've had. It's balance is great, and it drinks very smooth. I'll definitely try this one again.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good. Very drinkable. Sweet malt flavor with light hops notes.
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Upon pouring an amber color with a fair amount of carbonation is evident. Mildly aromatic(malty, a little sour). Quick burst of maltiness transitioning smoothly to a mild bitter hops. Clearly worth enjoying again!
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice bitter. Yes, it seems to have the perfect balance between the malty smoothness and the slight hoppy bitterness. These two sides meet in the middle of your mouth and provide a wonderful experience.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has a really nice amber color with some carbonation and a little malt smell. Taste is smooth malt/caramel at first and finishes with a nice hop bitterness. Overall a great beer, so far I have not been disappointed with Fullers.
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber in color with a small fizzy head. Slight malt aroma. Slightly sweet and moderately hoppy flavor. Lightly carbonated.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light whiffs of malt and hops creep out, it smells like a fresh glass of iced tea on a hot summer day. Pours a shiny penny copper with just an touch of head. This is just a well
rounded pleasant beer. Hints of tea leaves and brown sugar with a little bit of hops. There is a slight yeasty bump in the middle, but the rest just rides along smooth and easy to the end.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
rich english nose all the way. malt balanced, moderately hopped, solid body. a great beer, nothing too special but really beautiful
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2003 Probably the best ESB I've tried to date! Well rounded smooth finish and a very nice combination of malts and complex hops!