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
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) This was really good. Nice malt. I imagine it would be better either on draught or with the widget though.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A diiferent ale from england that is a decent brew. It has a unique taste for a bitter beer. A little too strong of an alcohol flavor for my likes.
BrockLandersLS (109) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2002
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
A great english bitter. Its thick with a soild unique flavor that is at once classic and inventive in its flavor. Any fan of english bitters are in for a REAL treat!
rauchbier (3498) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled version. Bronze colour with short head and reaasonable condition. Aromas of buttery hop resins. Body is malty but with a good counterbalance of hops which linger into the aftertaste.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2003 Nitro Can Version:
The beer pours an unblurred amber color with a light tan and very creamy modest sized head, with the lace a quite thick and sticky sheet upon the glass. Fresh malt nose that is sweet a clean to the senses, start is rich in malt, sweet and the top chumpy in feel to the palate. Finish is devoid of carbonation, as one would expect from a nitro can, with the hops inobtrusive in their bite and presence, not a bad beer, drinkable and a good first beer of the day, after the “Big Beer Night” of yesterday.
Well I’ve had it in the can and now the bottle, wonder which one will “tickle my fancy more”?
The color as it sets in the glass a translucent deep amber color, the head modest and beige, and it evanesces quite quickly leaving a nice coating of lace upon the glass. Monster of a malt nose, somewhat sweet, crisp and fresh, with the start loaded with malt, sweet and the top middling in its feel to the palate. Finish has a moderate acidity, the hops quite pronounced, dry and bitter aftertaste, and a nice representative to the style. Personally I like the bottle better, which was never in doubt.
Can Version: As far as beer goes, cans run a distant third in my preference for containers, with keg/tap then bottle being one and two. The beer pours a murky amber color with a modest head and decent lace. Nose is malt, light hint of yeast, fresh and clean, not altogether unpleasant. Front is malt and somewhat sweet, the top skeletal in feel with the finish being sparsely hopped, little if any carbonation, dry aftertaste. Can’t say it was bad, can’t say it was good, beats dying of thirst I suppose, but will not be something I pick up for another couple of years.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent beer. It had a weird, vegetable-like aroma to it that I couldnt identify. The head was gorgeous, thick, creamy. The malty flavor was average, very smooth taste though.
duece (103) - Waterford, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First of it was missing the widget so pint was a little foggy with an almost negligible head on it. aroma was passable (rich but faint). Taste had a nice hop bite but quick gone.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super foamy - very creamy head. Above average taste. You can’t go wrong drinking ’blessed’ beer!
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like this one a little more than Boddington’s. It is creamy and the flavor sits much better as you make your way through the brew. Score another for the guy who invented the widget!