BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask, The Eagle, Cambridge, UK. Somewhat disappointingly thin. Good golden color, slight head. Crisp yes, but not crisp enough, nor big enough. I guess my expectations for an IPA are based on the American palate that needs a huge amount of hops in great IPA. Not unenjoyable though.
Sigmund (5569) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2005 660 ml bottle, bought in Norway. Tawny colour, moderate head, moderate "standard bitter" aroma. Flavourwise it’s much like the cask version: Smooth and drinkable, not offensive in any way, but not very exciting either.
Fo3oz (1) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2004 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tried this after getting interested in ipa's (due to james squire ipa)
Wasn't really impressed, tasted a lot like my home brew ales, very basic, not very bitter, doesnt have half the flavour as Squires. Maybe it was an old can. I like my ales stronger in aroma, flavour and alc.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber colour with small head. Little sun stricken aroma, malt predominates in the taste - only slightly hoppy-citrusy.
bluevegie (3065) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honey amber colour with an off white small lasting head. Slight floral hop aroma. Light body, easy drinking with good hop flavour, nice light bitterness and good lacing. Would make a good session beer cos of the low alcohol level. Cheers!
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber, crystal clear, sparkling. Pebbled, foamy head. Big hop aroma with a hint of stone fruit (peach?) in the malty sweetness. Refreshing body but a lot less bitter than expected. The fruity malt returns briefly in the short finish.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nitro can pours a deep amber color with a nice creamy head and lots of lace. The aroma is floral and sweet smelling. The flavor is slightly malty, slightly hoped, and really sort of weak. The palate is more spritzy than the other nitro can ales that tend to be flatter. Overall, I much prefer the Abbot Ale.
Kinz (3450) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2004
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Beer 25 Belgium trip, day trip to London. Cask, final beer of the crawl before returning to Belgium. Pub out of seats, so rated this in the stairwell next to the restroom. Perfect location for this beer. I had tried the nitro version before in the US, and hated it. I thought to myself, "hey, now I can see what it is supposed to taste like." And yup, it was still bloody awful. Deep copper, good head. No detectable aroma. Bitterness decends into a sulfury, rotten egg funk. Maybe I now know what an off cask tastes like.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
ummm. nice dark amber beer with a frothy white head that laced the glass plenty and stuck around for a while. clear, sparkling amber visuals. incredibly thin, watery palate.... sweetness then, hops try to exist... something tries to exist. a slightly sour, apple finish. overall-- boring, watery and uhhh. 3.8% ABV? seriously. drink anything else first. it's probably cheaper.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2003
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light copper in color with very little head. Nuttly and fruity aroma. Thin body and very light.