Ernest (6196) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught, OíReillyís, Brussels.
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, orange, apricot).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Dull, little aroma, commercial character.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 11, 2005
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(on tap) I just loove that nitro-flow after the pouring. Bought this after a few guezes and it came in real handy. Real sessiondrink, mild malty mouth, tad of a bitter finish.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) Reddish brown with a huge creamy head. Malty, dry with slightly smoked notes. Strong bitterness in the finish. 120202
CoolerKing (14) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2005 Reddish-brown in colour, hardly any aroma. Very mild in taste with a hint of bitterness. Smooth and creamy with a clean finish.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Crap. Iím sorry this is from Guinness. Granted I had it on tap when it followed after Lindemans Framboise and the lines were never changed. This could result in a bad test so Iíll give it hell now and rerate later.
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 8, 2005
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours out of the can a frothy glass of caramel, something like translucent toffee. The head is nice and creamy, about 1.5 cm.
Smells of grain, something like apricot. I think the aroma is the best thing about this ale.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, but a bit too much on the watery side of things for my tastes.
Immediate tastes put forward are a roasted malt and a bitter metallic finish. The whole things seems too watered down, as thought unsure of itself.
Not bad at first, but I find the whole ale gets downright disappointing by the time Iíve finished half a glass. Not my ale of choice, thatís for sure.
kyuss (21) - BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2005
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Slightly more accessible and drinkable than Guinness, tastes not as bad as a Guinness but itís certainly not as good looking. The best Irish ale Iíve had, but still donít really like it. Iím working on this one, I tired of having to ask for a cider everytime I go to an Irish pub. Maybe Iíll give it a better review in a year or two.
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2012 Canned. Copper coloured, huge creamy, longlasting head. Malty aroma with hints ofhops. Very smooth palate. Weak taste, mainly of malt and some hints of roast. A bit hoppish aftertaste. Not that special in any way, but you could drink a lot of it...4 5 5 5 12
Canned (to celebrate the 10th anniversary of 2Pac on RateBeer). Deep amber/pale copper colour with a longlasting big creamy slightly off-white head. Aroma is mild sweet maltyness along with some creamy and floral hoppy notes. Flavour is quite similar, with the hops having a bit more of a kick than in the aroma. 5 4 5 3 10.
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very creamy beer. Goes down smooth and pours very nicely. Like a Guiness, you have to wait for it to settle up which is always a neat feature.
iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
From a can, tasted flat and bitter, I had four of them, they all tasted that way, I like bitter, but that was it. It was flat all the way, stay away.