y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - NOV 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2003 dark red color no bubbles small white head. bitter melon and tart smell. bitter cherry citrus flavor and nice bitter aftertaste.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber with a large fluffy head. A hoppy astringent aroma (alcohol or hops?). Flavor is outstanding. A nice malty start that is not too sweet and a pleasantly bitter finish. Beautifully balanced. Rich, creamy mouthfeel. Not too thick or too carbonated. One of my favorites. Excellent beer!!
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2003
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pine smell - very little head or lacing - bitter taste with a slightly bitter after taste
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 27, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Nioce coper color with a decent head. This beer always seems a bit thick to me. The alcohol makes an appearance at the end, but I don't think it 'takes over' - just noticeable. Otherwise a fairly malty beer with some good hop flavor, but not overly bitter.
MaBeer1972 (1828) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong aroma of alcohol hits me first. Unusual for a British brew. Tasty malts, but the ABV just seems to take over. I am not impressed.
sloth (2809) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large offwhite head, plenty-o- lacing, short hang time though. Clear amber color. Somewhat must, malty nose. Medium body. Malty, fruity with some oxydation in the flavor dept.. Finish is dry.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale amber, creamy head. Aroma is a bit stale, slightly metallic, EKGs, subtle fruitiness. Mouthfeel is perfect for this style, rich and chewy. Flavor hops stand out nicely against a very solid sweet malt background. Perfectly balanced. I've had EKG-hopped IPAs that were less hoppy than this. I'd love to try this fresh on cask. Someday.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured beautiful copper color with a small off-white head that left nice lacing. Slightly fruity aroma among the roasted malts and hops. Flavor is good, rich malts and lots of hop bitterness. Lingering bitter-sweet finish. Mouthfeel is round with creamy carbonation. Nice
thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had a pint at Oduffey's in Kalamazoo. Amber color. Nice cream head. Smells quite light and tastes very light as well. A little nutty and sweet. OK.
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
1 Pint Bottle, pours clear amber with an off white head. sweet hop aroma, light/medium palate with a lively feel. taste starts sweet and moves to a crisp bitterness in the finish. very good.