Schroppfy (2357) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely. Full maltiness to be sure, not as hopped in the finish, to my mind, as the commercial description states. Another (like Newcastle and Bass) in those íconversioní beers, from swill to really going after the good stuff...do you agree? Beautiful mouthfeel...creamy.
RichardGretton (4107) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not the drink I was expecting. A strong bitter that has too much carbonation for my liking and a winey taste.
Ingevara (745) - SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
n excellent representative of englich bitters. Head strong, clear and sturdy. Lots of malt and bursting of promises. I like it.
tapIluv99 (41) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not much head to spill about; so its the English ESB style. The nose all around was pleasant, excellent malt/hop combination, very smooth. Looks great in glass, without the head though. I really liked this beer.
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent toffee flavours. Drinks really smoothly, and I could only recommend this very highly to any drinker.
Ernest (5864) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2004 Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted light bread, caramel), moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers), lightly yeasty (dough, mold), with notes of stewed tomatoes and peach. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately bitter, lightly acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A bit funky (not in a good way) in the nose (BB date is 6 months away), somewhat moldy/doughy with some spaghetti sauce thrown in. Decent flavor balance, but kinda weird overall.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAR 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color, foamy head which dissipates quickly. Sour hoppiness and maybe caramel smell evident in the aroma. The beginning was rather mild but I thoroughly enjoyed the finish.
mleahy2499 (4) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2002 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
stabbogaz99 (6) - Portsmouth, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very potable with gorgeous flavours coming through with every swallow.
Elteefor99 (10) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my staple beers. Bitter, but not overwhelmingly so. A nice mix of hoppiness and maltiness.