Aurelius (4174) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big creamy head on a deep amber brew. In a word, this was just watery without much flavor. Decent fruity aroma. Dry, aspirin bittering. Bland, with virtually no aftertaste.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got a bottle of this in Heidelberg, Germany in June 2001. I was impressed by the smoothness enough to remember it almost two years later. Very satisfying.
GregClow (2891) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks really nice - a earthy amber colour with a thick, creamy head. Not much aroma, presumably thanks to the nitro. Body is so creamy that it practically slides down your throat. Flavour is well balanced, but pretty undistinguished.
SBgoodDave (13) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Promises alot - looks great - lovely across the lips and onto the tongue, then loses impact with no real body or aftertaste. I left disappointed.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber colour with a nitro-induced creamy white head. Slightly sour malty flavour. Cherry notes and woodiness as well. A classic brew, but I’d like to try it without the nitro.
turbothy (1090) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks perfect - small but very dense, pure white head. Good head retention. After it’s settled, it looks like the perfect pint - razor sharp line between the head and a beautiful, reddish brown ale. Pleasant taste, not too bitter. Little aftertaste.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty red looking, with a white creamy head. very densly packed tiny bubbles make the head look like perfect whipped cream. not the best example of a cream ale that i have had, but fairly decent.
Gorbalev (2924) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well, I’ve never had it in the bottles that are pictured, but many many times on draught in Ireland and Canada and in the nitro cans. I don’t care for the cans any more – I just found the nitro bubbles to offer up a very artificial taste and hide any sort of the fruitiness that is usually there. The draught, though, I can still enjoy now that I do not consume nearly as much of it – it is very smooth and very easy to drink, and there is a bit of caramel malt / fruity character to the beer (although not as fruity as caffreys) and a slightly bitter aftertaste. It is not going to win any awards, but I have a soft spot.
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro can: Poured a creamy light brown beer with a nice thick creamy head that has lasting retention (the head is similar to the Guinness). Aroma is very light with some small notes of malts. I founded the taste to be very creamy with some small notes of roastiness and sweetness. This beer was a bit dry at the end with a small watery aftertaste but again subtler then Guinness. Overall, this is a very enjoyable session beer from a ‘’decent’’ brewery.
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A reddish/amber-brown. Thick head. Its rather creamy and a bit on the sweet side. Some malt flavour.