Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown, thin offwhite head. Roasty, dry, not much hop. Medium body. Some caramel-like malt flavors emerge when it warms up.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2003 not so dark in color but a tad hazy with amber notes..a thin layer of froth covered the the top..aroma was too subtle to pick up anything other than lager yeast...the beer had a light body to it..caramel covered berry dunkel like flavors with caramel nuts and lingering sweetness..
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mildly sweet aroma, chestnut colour, with a medium sized toffee head, and some lace, Slight malty flavour, good roasty dryness, not too sweet, a pleasant surprise.
ARMed (573) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fair. Not overly complex. nice brownish color, but very little flavor. Very malty and slightly tangy. Has very little aroma and poor lacing.
WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one is alright, but nothing special. Lacks in any boldness of flavor to make it a good beer.
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very Dark color, black almost. Faint aroma, light malt taste came though after is warmed a bit. Average!!!
tex (52) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth, easy drinking dark. Subtle dunkel flavor, almost as if it’s missing something
fly (1392) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hard to find a beer from this part of the world hat is bad when you can get it fresh. That said, not everything is GREAT, I put this in that category. Very nice, very drinkable, but not very compelling.
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 5, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is malty and bready. The flavor is a little sweet, creamy, malty, and smooth.
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ruby/Tawny port clear colour with a medium lasting medium beige head. Light sweet roasted nutty malt aroma changes to a more floral character as it warms. Medium light body. Short light roasted malt sweetish start moving to slightly more bitter middle. Soft flat cola like sweet palate and sweetish finish and aftertaste. Drinkable.