thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful when first poured, I love watching the tigerstripes oscillate up the glass. Toffee and doughy aroma, tastes like it smells except a watery bitterness on the last palate... almost, the metallic finish and weak , lacey cream head was devoid of any worthiness. V.Disappointed finish as the first sip was pretty good.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazed amber/orange. Lasting but thin nitro head and decent lace. Nose is of grainy malt and some light hoppy hits. Body is fairly light,soft, light doughy malt flavors with a slightly bitter finish. Nitro kills any chance it had at being bought by me again.
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty, caramel, fresh, slightly sourish aroma and flavour.
leaparsons (7488) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had the bottled version of Abbott. A light nutty beer with caramel notes. The dryness at the end lasts for some time. Some of the flavours seem out of balance to me. A bit of a hotch-potch, really. Still...drinkable.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the tap this is rich and malty with caramel and toffee showing through. Caramelly nose with no hops to speak of. Finish is soft malt with no aftertaste. Golden to pale copper in color with an average head. One dimensional.
malbert (105) - odense, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
rich malty alochol aroma, smooth creamy head, slightly amber color. the taste is strong, but not too strong.
RichardGretton (4108) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy Englsh ale. Not a lot to say about this beer, fairly poor.
BillKismet (3163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tan-amber appearance with a very creamy texture consistent with heavily nitrogenated beers. Consistent malt notes appear, but this beer does not impress. Creamy, with little other qualities. Easy to drink, but boring. Furthermore, does not vaguely resemble the ’bitter’ style under which it is now characterized--much more of a cream ale feel.
Ernest (5869) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, creamy, white, fully lasting. Body is hazy light amber, moderate density of small particles. Aroma is moderately malty (light bread, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly bitter, lightly acidic. Light body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Pretty dull, but probably not fresh.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
rich malty alochol aroma, smooth creamy head, slightly amber color. the taste is strong was mild, but the finish was syrupy with nice hoppy twang