DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Deep copper pour with aroma of bready caramel malt, toffee. Fruity in the taste, with some caramel maltiness and floral hops in the finish. Pretty good balance.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fruity auroma with a beautiful pour. Nothing special here, but it’s beer, and that’s good enough for me.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
440ml nitro can. Huge creamy head on amber beer. Mild aroma. Creamy with malt and caramel flavors and a light bitterness at the finish. Fairly good. Similar to the other Greene King brews, but better balance than most of the others.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tesco’s poured with a fairly good head and glorious autumn sunset colour. Aroma began with banana and then delivered burnt caramel. I thought the malty, sweet, sour taste was delicious, and the bitterness at the finish was just right. Pretty good bitter.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled from Sainsburys. Has kept a crumb of the cask’s biscuity finish but somehow lost the body and feel that I re-rated the cask with recently - thin feeling in the mouth, a little sweaty, not inspiring.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pint can. Not my style. Tasted flat and was almost painful. I knew things would go downhill when I saw how creamy it looked.
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - APR 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2005 Pint can. Golden with a big, creamy white head. A rich, creamy mouthfeel. Taste is a little like sourdough with a english hops coming in for the finish.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful dark and gold. Hops and malt are dominant on a velvety palate. The bitter enters late in the game, but scores the winning touchdown. This is a good beer that I revisit every once in a while.
jonas (6786) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber, champagne bubbes, low foamy lacing amber head.
Fresh English hops and biquit malt.
Light bisquit malt body with a nice whiff of hops (citrus, pine, dust).
One of the better bottled ales.
oh6gdx (25392) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Copper coloured, big white foamy head. Fruity bitter aroma. Bitter fruity flavour with sweetish finish. Makes mouth a bit sticky. Local pub (Public Corner) seems to enjoy taking in British bitters...