Kinz (3459) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Deep amber, OK head. Aroma is primarily of toffeish malts, with some frutiy hops. Flavor matches. Not as cloyingly sweet as I remember, actual rather well balanced. I used not to like this beer, but enjoyed this draft after not having tried it in years. Will revisit this one.
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber color. Sweet malt Aroma. Med bodied, malt flavor, caramel, lite bitter ending.
Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2005 From the bottle,a great hop and nut flavour,an ok bitter
BeerSurfer (27) - Powell, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottle) Aroma of Bit O' Honey candy. Dark amber color with dissipating tan head. Light lacing. Flavor of carmel followed by bitters. Truly wonderful. A little pricey, but worth it!
Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red with a toffee head. Smooth and full-bodied. Overall, a good nutty-bitter beer. Recommended.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great copper colour, pours with a fluffy head and good lacing.
Aroma is slightly malty, some caramel and some biscuit.
Flavour is very nice and smoothly malty - really a great malt flavour. Seems like there's some amber malt in there too. Not really much hop character but a drying finish. I really like the malt flavour but I think this is just a bit one-dimensional.
Deimos (81) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear amber with a nice long lasting head. Good feel and the flavor is great. Clean finish that's slightly bitter.
Maybe the best of this style.
Has a sell by date on the label. Very important for imports.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours an amber-brown color with a medium white head. Has a nice caramel malt flavor with a smooth finish.
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
my bottle (from corkers in Newcastle) was 'bout 18 months over the use by date, but it was still fairly nice. Very nutty, perhaps from age etc. Decent soap-suds head. Hops are peppery and nice. I like it.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Has an amber-like appearence and flavor with a bitterness all-around. It seems to be a good standard for bitters.