bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a light leather color with a white head. Some lacing.
Smelled like butterscotch and hops.
Butterscotch is very prevalent in the taste. The hop kick is almost overpowered by the sweetness . Diacetyl?
Smooth on the palate just like an English beer would be.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Canned: Really sweet, raisiny caramelly sort of sweetness, needs some more hops to dry it out a bit. A bit un-IPA-ish. Uninteresting and one dimensional.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light brown color (looked like there were hints of green when poured.) creamy with some lacing noted. aroma was a combination of tea and hops. tastes include thick honey, sour malt, hops and tea. i was pleased to not notice an icky tin can taste.
Gelada (12) - ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A solid session beer, not much more needs to be said. The balance of hops, malt and alcohol good for a longer night's drinking.
SilkTork (5216) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 Can. Clean, soft and dry. Quite drinkable with some hint of apple. Lacks character, but is quite inoffensive.
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A refreshing ale with a slight taste of granny smith apples. Nice creamy head. No need to rush out to taste one.
PorterPounder (5472) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice malty aroma - dark copper colored appearance. Medium head - with a fair amount of lacing. Flavor is a great balance of hops and malts. Great session ale - could see having several of these - goes down well - just the right amount of bitterness.
imdownthepub (10141) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a bog standard session ale, not too bitter, not too sweet, right amount of nose. After 5 pints you are still standing and discussing all the normal stuff. I prefer many other session beers but as a standby this is o.k
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I absolutly love the aroma, reminiscent of a belgian strong, lots of hops, floral notes and a bit of pine. The color is dark brown with a creamy lace. The taste however is rather plain, has some hops and a slight very plesant citrusy hint. Its very mild in all regards, low carbonation gives it a creamy mouth feel that I quite enjoyed. In the end its just too watery and lacks rich flavor.
Aurelius (4124) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep nut brown with nice froth, something bothers me about the greene king -- he appears a little foppish. So let's split the difference and call the appearance a 4. Nice aroma freshly opened. Flavor has got raisin notes, decent Kent/Fuggles hopping against a moderately sweet brew, but the palate ends up a little watery and a little tinny. Not bad, just a little ragged, and given the choice I'd much prefer Greene King Abbot.