brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I don't think I'm feeling this ale tonight. It's sharp in front and has a smooth and bready finsh which qualifies it as a nice bitter.
5000 (6024) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours brownish amber with virtually no head but with minor lacing. Many trails of carbonation eminating from the bottom. Light malty aroma, as well as a faint cidery nose. Initial taste is not as malty as the aroma suggests, rather watery in fact. Mouthfeel thin, finishes with an ever so slight hop & malt flavor. Easily drinkable, but a bit weak on the flavors. Thanks goes out to acrodizer for the trade!
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice red amber hue. Faint hoppy aroma. Initial taste is of sweet bitter hops. Malt to me is'nt too evident but the balance is well intentioned. A smooth bitter ale.
Braudog (5486) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Copper orange and a really thin head. Light aroma. Decent caramel and lightly hopped flavor. Smooth but disappointingly flat (both actually and figuratively).
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber color and an aroma of malt and hops. Almost an APA, but not quite. Well balanced, drinkable beer.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well made and better than the average American ale. Not too hoppy, or malty, it fits the style of a bitter rather well.
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Had a malt aroma and flavor and went down smoothly. Lightly hopped.
bac080 (398) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a sawdust flavor at first, but maybe that was the power of suggestion.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not too bad. Nothing really great as far as bitters go, but I wouldn't pass it up if it were offered.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber coloring with a mild malty aroma. A hoppy, slightly bruity flavor with a nice sweet malty finisy. Tasty.