duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@The Jolly Roger. Everything seemed to be in its right place with this beer. Carame and nuts, and then some orangey tea like hops, pretty tasty and balanced.
BillKismet (3605) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium amber with a ring of head and pond in the middle. This was a malty take on the ESM with syrupy maltiness dominating the aroma and a light syrupy mouthfeel and malt flavor with the addition of roasted nut. Smoother and less crisp than is usual for the style. The balance tips in favor of malt, but a nutty btter hop finish lingers on the palate.
Andrew196 (1156) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this one on cask...a very good beer! It had a thick eggshell colored head that clung to the glass. Taste was super creamy and had a bitterness that sat on the tongue.
Crit (3642) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2003 Cloudy brown. Good malt nose. Fruit malt fore and mid taste with medium hop finish. Great lace. This rating is for the draft, but this beer is wonderful on cask
kyzr (1189) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 4, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with a medium disapearing head. Finish is bitter, but still has some malt left to help balance.