Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Aroma is sweet and malty with a touch of hops peaking thru. Pours a dark transparent orange with a half inch head that is short lasting. Initial sweet taste with a hoppy finish that comes on rather quickly. Hops are the strongest flavor but the sweetness never goes away. Good balance. Good beer.
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice pour, great amber color. Excellent floral hop aroma. This is a deliciously balanced beer, with a nice malty sweetness with a touch of honey, that blends seemlessly into the pleasant hop finish. Delicious. Will drink again.
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very typically english brew. Draught. Dark copper hue a little lighter than the color of the bottle with a creamy off white head that quickly dissapears. Smells like a British brew. Very malty for an ale. This is obviously a very American thing to say as we drink our brews with burlap sack loads of hops. Hops balance well with the malt, making the brew sweet, florally and refreshingly bitter at the same time. Aftertaste is earthy and woody. Good brew but this style is just simply not my cup of tea.
Goodfella (60) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taller than your average bottle. This is a bitter ale with a plesant aroma. Semi-sweet taste and slighty dark in color.
onebarrel (3) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2004 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice lasting head with a good solid density to it. Aroma is classic english pint which is more than inviting. Always gets drained rapidly... one of my favís.
caesar (6613) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange color, small off-white head. Aroma is of typical english hops, some amber malts. Very bitter taste. Nothing special about this one.
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright clear reddy/amber body with a rather disappointing head. Light aroma of hops and malt. At least the taste was ok, good balance of malt and hops, liked the peasant bitterness. Had a touch of honey in there as well as being fruity and had a good long dry finish.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2005 While a bit more modest than I expected, it is truly a good beer. It has an amazingly lasting white head and a creamy, smooth taste of lightly brown-sugary/cherry malts, breadiness, and a pleasant, bit light and lasting bitterness.
jerohen (2167) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange coloured, lasting head. Aroma of hops and sweet malts. Hoppy, bitter flavour, not very complex. Bitter finish. I expected a lot, but this is perhaps just not really my favourite style.
skortila (5240) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong hoppy and malty-sweet aroma. Clear, deep amber coloured with a lasting head. Taste is malty-bit sweet, hoppy, sharp some herbal notes and quite bitter, espicially the finish. Okay.