Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I didnít think too highly of this one. I didnít notice anything to speak of outside the malt. It didnít seem very balanced. Perhaps its my balance that is out of whack, but I just didnít dig this one.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another fine British ale from Fullerís with nice clear iced tea/caramel color, nice balance between caramel/malt, bitter, dry, hoppy fruitiness and a just a hint of sweetness.
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice. A little bitter but it is a bitter.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 16, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I was pleased to have been introduced to this stellar British brew at the Old Bag of Nails
Pub while consuming a complimentary also stellar British meal of their legendary fish and
chips. This brew pours a clear sparkling pure copper. The tight creamy off-white head is
titanic, with very good lacing and is fully lasting. The deep aroma is primarily caramel and
spicy dried fruit, but the subtleties are endless. The exquisite flavor is super rich like a fine
cheesecake; raisins, dates, anise and more, much more. Perfect complexity and balance.
The finish is long and rewarding. The palate is creamy and soft with a full body and a dry
finish. In a word perfect. If I was on death row and granted a last meal, this is what I
would be washing it down with. Orgasmic.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean maltiness allows full appreciation of the fruity hop flavours. Finishes with a well rounded bitterness. ABV not too strong, you could drink it all day if it werenít so expensive.
Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Maybe it was just the place I bought it, but even though it is one of the better Pale Ales Iíve had to date, I didnít think it was worth the extra cash. Smelled and looked better than it was. Maybe I just got my hopes up too high, but if you are gonna spend that much, get yourself some Sierra Nevada.
pilsnerrogge (2400) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick, firm head. Full-bodied. Nice bitter finish.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 7, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From all of the great ratings this brewery seems to be getting, I was expecting a little more. This along with the over rated porter, and 1999 vintage, seem to be lacking something. This just seems like an average english bitter. I would much rather drink any beer from the St. Peters Brewery.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This English Bitter tastes more like an amber as the balance is tipped in the malts favor. Refreshing, spring like malt presence in both aroma and flavor. Smooth, but too thin, especially for a bitter. A fairly innocuous spring-type ale.
CourageBest (51) - Maidstone, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent beer, tasty, smooth. Cask conditioned, it can truly be described as awesome.