teebradford (51) - Senatobia, Mississippi, USA - SEP 22, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The texture/smoothness of this beer is very similar to Guiness Draught. Think of Guiness as an ale and this is what you would get. I love it! Very smooth, not at all carbonated, which is a good thing. Creamy, slightly sweet,
bready, buttery. This is my new favorite. Get it now!
Cobra (1100) - - AUG 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One pint yellow and red nitro can. No freshness date seen. Cryptic production number on bottom of the can. Poured out a creamy caramel color, with a tight, white head that had good lasting power.
Aromas are subdued, with nothing in particular standing out above anything else. Tastes are of sweet caramels, slight hoppiness in the middle, mostly earthy hops at that. Some malts make the grade, but itís a rather homogenous brew. Everything blends so well that itís hard to pick out a single flavor. Average mouthfeel, neither thick nor thin. After the nitro subsides, youíre left with a basic creamy English ale. Finished rather plain to me.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vasty enjoyable. Perhaps one of the top three real ales I drank in London. Smooth and with bite, rich colour.
jerohen (2181) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear orange coloured, small head. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee and rye. Malty flavour, bit bitter. Dull.
caesar (6685) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear orange color, short head. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, rye. Moderately malty taste, bit bitter.
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber color, fizzy medium head, fast diminishing. Sweet malt toffee taste - stale soapy hop taste.
pivo (2667) - GERMANY - AUG 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light fresh hop nose, amber color, spongy head. Light toasted malt with some caramel. Stale hops? Typical British ale, but slightly better than most.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with rich thick head...smells very malty...sweet full flavor witha slightly bitter finish...quite yummy...
pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Abbot ale is a full flavoured strong ale. It is always worth a mention but can be rather to sweet and cloying. A beer of this strength should be more distinctive! but as a wide spread brand it scores reasonably well.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2004 Draught and bottle. I hae given this one a go a couple of times, and have been dissapointed every time. Not very fizzy. I cannot really place the sweet, fruity taste I can detect.