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Hampshire has a huge toasted malt flavor balanced by assertive hoppiness. The finish is long and lingering with the malt and hop notes blending with alcohol warmth. Two row English malts (pale, crystal and chocolate); Cascade, Mt. Hood and East Kent Golding hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2003
1995-1996 Bottle: Amber color with a small white head. Aroma of malt, vanilla, and strong alcohol. Strong spicy hoppy alcohol flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2003
Medium brown ale. Nice appearance. Nutty sweetness balanced with understated hops. Well textured.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2003
2001-2002 Bottle: Pours a clear, dark amber color with a small, off-white, rapidly dissipating head. Good strong malty aroma with touches of vanilla, butterscotch, and alcohol. Good carbonation and medium body, the flavor is malty sweet and somewhat nutty, with a long, sweet, butterscotch taste finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2003
Darker than amber with a thick lasting head. I enjoyed this 2001-2002 edition as 2002 turned into 2003. Sticky sweet nose with a strong molasses and alcohol notes. Super sweet at the start with a finish of alcohol and a medium amount of detectable hops. Only 7%, but the alcohol flavor is really noticable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Very good beer...with a different characteristic than most other beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2003 <HTML>This is my favorite Christmas beer so far this year (well maybe 2nd after Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale). Poured with barely any head, which was its only downfall. Otherwise, it had a delicious malty/caramel aroma and flavor which hid the alcohol well. I think this will be my New Years Eve drink of choice.</HTML>

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2002
For the most part this beer is right down the middle. Nothing to rave about but nothing to complain about either. Amber color with a thin head, aroma of nuts and hop, Flavor has a so-so malt start, nutty body and a decent hop finish. Overall, Good but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2002
Crisp deep amber color witha medium thick head and lots of lace. Slightly sour strong malt aroma with spicy licorice accents and a hint of alcohol. Strong hoppy flavor with a slightly spicy malt background. Medium to heavy bodied, and slightly waring going down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - NOV 26, 2002
dark amber red colour, thin head. sweet carsmel malt nose. great hop/malt balance in taste. this is more of a bitter than pale. hope i can find a cask version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2003 2002-2003 bottle: Pours a dark amber, closer to copper in color, medium white head, slowly receeds to leave medium lace. Aroma is strong on the malts, some biscuit, lots of butterscotch, and some caramel. Flavor is strong on the butterscotch, slight hints of alcohol towards the end as it warms, and finishes with a slight hoppiness that balances everything out quite well. Very thick and strong body. On tap : Nice amber pour, citrusy aroma. Flavor start a little citrus & malty, and finishes with light hops. Goes down smoother and the 7%.

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