Hangover (1101) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - FEB 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice light red color. Little head retention, but it still looks pretty good. Wonderful aroma.. strong malt and a little butterscotch and earth notes. Taste is fantastic. Malty with a slight hop bite to it. Very smooth, with a barely discernable bitter finish. The wonderful taste of this beer lingers long after drinking. This is a damn good beer... worth the 9 bucks I paid for the sixer.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hop and malt balance, with the hops giving a distinctive kick to the tastebuds.
Hansen (8204) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a lot and a lot of beer in it. Pure and strong. Malty and a fine, neutral hoppyness.
YogiBeera (2557) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2005 On tap at Fullers Brewery, Chiswick 2004: Amver color, fruity nose, soft carbonation. Kind of a bloomy taste. Cereal taste. This is one of the beers that get"s the dry hops added at the end that comes through as it is more bitter than the IPA (where this is not the end procedure).
Baroque1977 (25) - Southeastern, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crisp, very drinkable, wonderful aroma, perfectly balanced. Much better than some of Fuller's other items.
SpringsLicker (3372) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This a rich bronze colored beer. Complex malty aroma with notes of caramel. The malty complexity is echoed in the flavor which finishes somewhat dry. Very well done ESB.
tswhitehead (6) - USA - FEB 13, 2004 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma reminds me a bit of cookie-dough, with a hint of cinnamon. No, butterscotch seems more appropriate. The appearance is a near flawless deep copper, with a minimal head, but nice lacework. The flavor is a combination of maltiness and butterscotch, with a subdued hoppiness at the end. The flavor seems to go on without end. The palate is buttery smooth and lively. Overall, I was really impressed with this beer.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2004
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very strange aroma that I can't quite identify; nice red-amber color with a thin head that quickly disappears; complex taste, slightly astringent - malt, alcohol, hops
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful red to amber color with a nice full head. Malty, alcoholic, caramel, nutty nose. Vanilla malty nutty flavor. Crisp and full-bodied palate.
raymow (1290) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Any way you look at it, this is just a damn fine beer. Great amber color and sweet butterscotch aroma. Tastes great.