MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Body is a darker amber colour that is fairly transpatrent. Aroma is toffee sweetness with some hoppy notes. This beer tastes like a well balanced mixture of hops and sweet malty characters. Iím really glad I finally got to try this one!
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2004 Bottle. Great copper color. Creamy texture with a good balance of malt and hops. Some bitterness. Very nice.
madquacker (1112) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid copper colour with a loose frothy head. A beaut balance of malt up front with lasting balanced hops at the end. One of the best English ales.
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
POurs a reddish amber with a small white head. Aroma is caramel and malt. Sweet aroma! The taste is more malt, less caramel and a splash of hops. The hops are present enough to let you know they are there but donít really have a lot to until the finish. Not too bad.
UNCCTF (518) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Poured a clear amber coloring with practically no head. This one had a very bready flavor with an ever-so-slightly hoppy finish. Fullers can do way better than this.
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted in Toronto from LCBO. Tasted in a dimple mug. Tasted at 8 C. Pours thin, with a light wispy white head that quickly dies down. Colour is orangy-copper and very clear. Aroma is a toffee and a slightly flowery hopped presence. Taste begins with a slightly sweet caramel flavour. Finishes fairly bitter with a lingering after-taste of hops.
haukur (1742) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"we drown ten pints of bitter
we lean all day
and some say that ainít productive
but that depends upon the demon that youíre stuck with"
maybe roots is on to something here, this is my first bitter, and actually itīs quite good, its very good! I detect a hint of roasted malt in the aroma, some hops. Nutty, buttery, caramelly taste, with a light bitter hoppy finish... nice beer!
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the bottle. Delicious nutty and caramel flavor. Good full mouth flavor. I donít get the buttery flavor that I do with the ESB version of this, but it has good bitterness.
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber/straw colour with a medium size head. Little spice and maybe some malt on the nose. No real or big flavours coming through but for its style this beer is quite good. Nice light bitterness mixes with a touch of honey and maybe a bit nutty. Long finish. Cheers!
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with a small beige head. Malt aroma. Flavor of caramel malt and butterscotch. Bitter finish.