gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with a white head. It left in a hurry but left some super sticky lace. Malty aroma with a bit of hops and some dough. Flavor is good. Hard to define. Malt, and caramel up front, just the right amount of bitters, maybe a little grapefruit, but subtle. Good density. Slightly bitter finish. Good session brew.
zach8270 (3423) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Deep copper color with a sticky looking white head. Very sweet and malty nose with hints of dough, toffee, citrus and biscuits. Initial taste is very malty with hints of toffee, biscuit and some hops and a slight sweet taste at the end. Slightly bitter aftertaste. A little thin in the body.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper with a dense mostly lasting off-white head. Excellent glass lacing. Fairly malty nose, but there are some lurking hops in there. Quite malty up front, buscuits and cookie dough, medium hoppiness, medium-light bitterness. I am not getting the powerful grapefruit that I see mentioned in other ratngs. Body is medium-light with a bit of astringency in the finish. Not bad but pretty run of the mill.
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark straw/copper with medium, white head. Aroma of malt, toffee, caramel. Tastes malty, with some hops, caramel, toffee, and cabernet in the finish.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pored a great dark amber with no head at all.
nice aroma of fruit and caramel.
Taste was like the aroma , sweet but not so much to make it undrinkable for me as I do not like very sweet beers.
not bad at all!
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 31, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear amber color, hoppy, dry, definitely lacks the malty backside of a good ESB. The missing balance makes it disappointing. on tap at Left Handís brewery
Frank (2813) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one of those beers that I find most difficult to rate... Itís very well balanced, easy to drink and delicious in its own special way but itís hardly a powerhouse in flavor country. So whatís a beer geek to do? Well, shit. I havenít figured that out yet so Iím just gonna play it by ear. Sawtooth ale pours a nice brown color and those nice little rings of lace with each sip. Flavorwise, as I said, itís no powerhouse but itís well balanced and very tasty. I noticed a real subtle but very there hint of raspberry which I felt lent a unique edge to this otherwise ordinary extra special bitter (howís that for an oxymoron?). I like it. Itís a good session ale.
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color with minimal head that laced well. The aroma is all caramel. Flavor-wise, this seemed more like a Bass, less like a Fullers. Intereseting to see that the water used is especially hard, as something is behind the minerals picked up in the taste. Seemed watery at first, but malt kicked in at the end. LIvely palate
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber appearance, with a decent white head. Malt and caramel flavor. Not a bad beer.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - very nice refreshing hop aroma. I really enjoyed just sitting and smelling this brew! Yeah, Iím a little weird. Copperish-bronzish color with a quickly dissipating white head. The flavor matches the aroma. Nicely malty with a hop finish. I want more!