TheGreatKen (76) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like it, but it's like the other ales (except Newcastle). Even thought it's bitter, the flavor is similar to Bass.
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cooper brown and a small head which disappears too quickly. A Malty caramel nose with a hint of hops. The hops do come through while tasting and remain well into the aftertaste, a little nutty but less than a brown ale. A fine version of English Bitter.
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My favorite beer in the early 80's. Thin frothy head. Strong malty hoppy buttery aroma. Relatively full bodied bitter with hops, some alcohol, butter and caramel in the flavor. A good example of how taste evoluates through the years. Sorry my love, I still like you, but I have an other sweetheart brew now!
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color. Caramel aroma. Nice head. Steady bitterness on the palate and finishes a little malty.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2004 Copper-amber color. Nose very caramel. Flavor is very much what I associate as a British ale, very nutty and bready. Caramel and toffee malts predominate. Well-balanced stuff, very nice, full stickiness to it. Yum.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
As it says, this one is a bitter beer. Not being a fan of bitters, I didn't care too much for it. If you like bitter beers, you may like this one more than I did.
CapFlu (4615) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Thin, quick dissipating head with a copper body. Slight hops aroma. Caramelized hops flavour with slight malt finish. Good.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown and clear with a small white head. Smells slightly hoppy and alcohol. Taste slightly bitter and hoppy. As it sits can smell and taste carmel.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a nice clear amber body topped by a thick breamy head that leaves lots of lace. Sweet strong malt aroma with buttery notes and nice fruity accents. Slightly sweet but mostly bitter flavor with buttery notes and slight malt accents. The finish is bitter with a touch of sweetness. Full bodied and slightly oily yet dry.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear copper pour with bubbly, frothy deminishing head. The nose is malty caramel, some citrus and hops. The flavor is of caramel malt, but not sweet, and bitter hops. Nicely balanced, refreshing and drinkable.