GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid beer. Slightly smoky aroma. Light bubbly head, rich amber color. Iím not exactly sure what an English Bitter is supposed to taste like, but this doesnít taste very bitter to me - no more bitter than a Sam Adams Boston Lager. Enjoyable brew, but I probably wonít buy it very often for the price of $10 a 6-pack.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
good englisn ESB with alot of flavor, almost smokey taste and not very bitter for an ESB. Good beer with snacks I experienced
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A full-bodied, very nicely balanced bitter. Very pleasant taste, not too bitter. A very pleasant beer indeed.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as bitter as I had anticipated, which was a pleasant surprise. Nice and malty. Very well balanced. I could easily drink this on a regular basis.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sweet malty aroma, amber in hue, small head, very bubbly in apperance. The flavor is a very nice maltiness in the body, followed, by a nice crisp finish. Includes, nut, toffee, and whiskey-like flavors. An excellent beer. I am very impressed with this beer.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2007 RERATE 11/07: Darkish amber body, nice off-white head, very floral nose. Caramel malts, floral and fruity hops, mild to moderate bitterness, great balance.
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I donít drink it often, but enjoy it when I do.
kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I once lived a short distance from their main brewery, but must admit that this beer has never hit home for me.
BuzzBeer99 (81) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 19, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another homerun for the Fullers brewery! Iím not one to analize the Malt vs. Hops balance but I know what beer is good and what is bad. This is good, real good!
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intense aroma of molasses and a few whiskey-like notes. The taste is sweet and malty, but still fairly smooth. Overall, a very good British bitter with some complex tastes and overtones. Bitter is probably the least noticeable component of the taste. Itís a little sweet and heavy on the palate for me to drink much, though.