heemer77 (5156) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the bottle with a large off-white head that dissapated quickly. The dark ruby color was complemented by the remaining small head. Cherries and malt on the nose. Flavor has malt, apples, and a little bread and butter. This is a subtle brew that would make a good session.
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - MAR 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good. Smooth, almost creamy. Pretty light color for an ale. I enjoyed it.
Choos (658) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Aroma lovely floral hops with a hint of sweetness. Appearance is slightly copper heading toward a light brown with a great lasting white head. Flavour starts hoppy and malty sweet but begins to get watery toward the end and leaves a slightly sour bitter aftertaste. On the thinner side but still enjoyable.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro can. Was expecting not a whole lot, but was pleasantly surprised. Clear copper with a thin, creamy head. Nose isn't much, bit fruity, some malt character, bit of toffee. Has the usual nitro deadness when it first hits the mouth, but after the swallow it picks up some nuttiness, nice buttery character, hangs in the mouth for a while. Palate sucks, of course, because it's nitro, but really not bad at all.
omhper (20568) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nitro-can. Dark amber, small creamy head. Sulphury with raw sweetness. Fruity, mellow and dead.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Widget can. The widget smoothed this one out a little too much, and gave a watery palate. What I could taste was nice, though. I imagine drinking something like this in an old English pub, in the dimple mug that I am using for it now.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2004 Kicked off with yet another pool of beer on my floor thanks to the godforsaken widget. Creamy nitro-head and dark copper body. Good malty nose and some butter and nuttiness. More nutty malt flavor and nice medium hop presence. Creamy mouthfeel. Easily drinkable, but nothing to recommend to anyone except maybe the greenest of novices. Tastes like a very good beer that died in the can about the same time that it was crossing the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Ingevara (832) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well brewed with a nice head and a good balance. Rich in flavor, pleasing to body and soul. Could be a bit more bitter; that would make it perfect.
piscator34 (2042) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice looking amber ale. A bit sweet on the nose. Feels quite heavy in the mouth, with a combination of fruit and malty caramel. Tastes stronger than 5%. Satisfying and quite solid.
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Amber with a white head. Caramel and toffee aroma. Flavor of caramel malt and hops.