DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2004
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Basically the only thing there was to drink at misic venue called The Garage. On cream flow nitro keg.
I could swear this was watered down. Very little taste & no alcohol "hit" at all, even thougb it’s supposed to be 4%.
Ohhh yeah & served way too cold too, then again that could be to mask any taste it does have
jgb9348 (5064) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear amber/copper coloured body with a perfect frothy tan (widget/nitrogenated) head. Aroma of pale malt, caramel, light english hops, some apples & cardboard. Light/medium bodied; Velvety texture to boot. Appley taste with some bitter malt noticeable up front. Mild hop flavour-fairly negligable. Aftertaste clean and fresh. Some malt bitterness-no sweetness nor alcohol tastes. Overall, a mild and underpowering bitter. Not horrible, but not impressive in the slightest bit. I sampled this 440 mL can purchased at the LCBO on Queen’s Quay in Toronto, Ontario on 16-October-2004 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Eructoblaster (3336) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Canned - 440ml. Dark amber body topped with a dense creamy head. Good malty/hoppy aroma with light caramel and herbal hints. After a good bitter attack (with wooden and roasted coffee notes), the lack of punch and lenght of the finish makes the mouthfeel a bit disappointing. The beer in itself is OK. But as a Bitter, it is weak.
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Prince of Wales in London. Transparent, orange and uncarbonated body. Excellent lacing. Malty aroma and malty and lightly bitter flavor. Very smooth mouthfeel. Light bodied beer.
thedm (5066) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 7, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 18. This draft brew from the Princess of Wales pub in London poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized long lasting off-white colored bubbles that left behind n uncarbonated transparent brown colored body and a excellent lacing. The aroma was almost non-existent and mildly malty if anything. It had a smooth mouth feel that was malt and contained no biting hops to note of. The flavor was smooth mild and slightly hopped.
JonMoore (2012) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very smooth, but that’s about all there is to say about it. Doesn’t taste of much, not much aroma, watery. My heart sinks when I see this is the only ’draught’ bitter behind a bar.
Mullo (102) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2004
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Out of a can. The hops was let down by the lack of malt complexity - a little too watery. Low aroma - because of the creamy nitrogen head. Lacks the flavours of a real bitter.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ohhh. This is a smooth, silky, soft smooth. Not the most exciting ale, but at least it is smooth. One could easily quaff lots of this ale, and at 4% abv, you won’t get really drunk either. A nice drink when you want to discuss the state of the world all night with your friends.
When I pour the beer from the nitro-can to a glass, at first it looks like a glass of yellowish foam that slowly transforms into a clear, brass coloured liquid with a head that looks and feels like smoothly whipped cream. Those nitro cans are an impressive packaging for the right beer
The smell is really quite weak. But when I sniffed hard enough, I found flavours of caramel and crisp bread.
Carbon dioxide is very light and… Creamy.
The taste is also on the delicate side. On the other hand: It’s a smooth, it should be mild! However, there is a burned tone with hints of caramel, thick cream and a passing bitterness. The aftertaste is very gentle with some hints of rye bread and (somewhere in the background) mild hops.
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nitro head, copper colour, thin body. Citrus and fruit flavour. Very typical and not really worth the trouble.
TheBeerGod (5532) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the Old Cock in London. Medium tan head. The miniscule bubbles are densly packed. Is this a nitro keg? Aroma is hoppy and nutty with faint spice and caramel. Taste is hopped but but seems light on the malts and has a minimal spice character. Creamy body and well carbonated. Finish is hoppy with a slight malt flavoring coming through. Not too bad.