SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmmmmmmm, malt. A very smooth, easy to drink beer. I particularly enjoyed the nice sweet malt finish to it. For an easy drinking beer, it doesnít get much better than this.
beerlovinman99 (124) - USA - JUL 9, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís not really a complex beer -- itís a rather malty bitter, and the more enjoyable because itís malty!
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites. Nice copper color with good head retention and lacing. Smooth, balanced flavor. A great English beer.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUL 5, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this in a bottle. It poured a large, creamy head, and left lace all the way down the glass.The color was a nice orange-brown. This is one of my favorite beers. Great with a sandwich and fries!
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 carmel like aroma arising from a golden color topped with a thin bubbly head, very malty flavor with some hops thrown in, but malts dominate if you ask me, I wouldn't call it astonishingly complex as the description notes, But I would say it has a pleasant carmel apple-like taste to it that is pretty pleasing,
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Impressive beer, nice copper color with a fine malty caramel flavor with a nice hop finish.
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 29, 2002
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Nice bitter buterscotch aroma. A crisp, dry, slightly metallic, and watery beer with a little hop bite but nothing much else going for it.
shoestring (261) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2013 I was really looking forward to this after reading reviews. I was disappointed in it to a certain extent(may be expecting too much). Donít get me wrong, I didnít dislike it, but it just thought something was lacking. Overall just slightly too íthiní a beer, for want of a better word.
Iím off to buy and try some other Fullers stuff.
krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have had much better. This beer isnít bad, but it isnít exactly amazing either. Nothing really sticks out. It just really simple.
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.