brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber/orange with creamy white head. Aroma is fruity and bready. Watery and thin. Honey sweet, with mild nuttiness. Somewhat cloying. Overall, not to bad, but not very memorable.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUN 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber color with a perfect nitro off-white head. The aroma was dominated by a spiced nut character, with some sweet honey in the background. The flavor was much like the aroma...a little sweeter than expected, but not all that bad. The nitro kills this (of course!) with it’s watery, flat feel. This would be much beter without the nitrogen capsule.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JUN 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color with a large white reverse cascading nitro head. Honey, apple and malt aroma. Lightly roasted malt, honey, and nutty flavors. Very watery feel.
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 19, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance is almost exactly the same as Fullers London Pride, aroma is quite similar, some burned malt, faint smell of apples and fruits, hoppy notes. Ruby colour, small head in my pint glass. The taste is a bit roasted, I can faintly taste some almonds, the nut bitter taste is superior. Overall, this is not a bad ale, very easy drinking, but very two dimensional and boring ...
jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow, I don’t think the aroma of apples could get any stronger. Quite nicely this one pours, giant fluffy head, rose tinted body - overall a great looking ale. I am having this one slightly warm which is good. A plethora of flavors in this one, I detect some roasted malts hazelnuts and something sweet and heavy, like butterscoth. A tart finish makes this a great selection. Good stuff.
bluevegie (3066) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddy/amber colour with a rather short lasting off white head. Slight burnt caramel aroma. Taste was of rhubarb, a little nutty and slightly metallic, medium body not very bitter but easy to drink.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is awesome. It has that typical caramel/fruity/cherry aroma of many English bitters and ales. Mouthfeel and flavor is quite thin but what’s there is very pleasant. Taste is a subtle mixture of caramel, molasses, cherries, grapes and almonds. Overpriced but otherwise very good.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2004
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
smell of yeast and hops; amber with a creamy, long-lasting head; disappointing, watery taste
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - APR 25, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber color and a creamy head. Smells of English hops and cream. Taste is watery-thick like spit. Molasses, coffee on palate. Aftertaste is not good. Ended up dumping this one.
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro Draught. Nitro head, medium amber colouration. The aroma is of sweet honeyish biscuity malt with a little fruity yeast and hops. biscuity honey malt in flavour, a little nuttyness with mild drying bitterness.
a little thin in body and flat, i'd love to try the cask conditioned version.