robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber Coloring. Not a bad Ale. Very balanced. Definitly a session beer. The Can seems to be a bit creamier.
shrubber85 (7968) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2005 A very nice ale. Has a great ale taste. On re-tasting this beer, I am even more pleased. Has a sweet malt aroma and nice amber color. Moderate hops with a strong malt flavor. This rating is for the bottled version - In a can, it tends to pick up a metallic taste.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely crafted bottle. What’s up with the clear color? Starts well and full enough. The finish is unexpectedly a bit rougher though. Nice color. Interesting sweet vs. bitter combo. Good enough. I prefer a smoother creamier brown ale.
Kevin (2103) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, pours a beautiful golden color, and has a nice hoppy aroma. slightly sweet flavor that finishes bitter. not a bad beer.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a golden-amber color with medium-sized egg shell head. Has a toffee and malt aroma. Flavor is sweet and creamy.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Canned
Being a real ale fanatic, and not satisfied with bottled beers from UK in general, this is quite good. Well balanced - more so than the keg version. Maybe a bit sweet initially. I won’t say no if you buy me one.
Gorbalev (2958) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apparently this is one of the top selling imports here in Ontario. Too bad about the clear bottle – many times, it seems a little skunky. But on a good occasion, it is a nice typical bitter ale which a deep red colour, big tan tinged head that dissipates quickly and an appreciate bite in the aftertaste. But why do we have this and not Abbott Ale in Ontario?? Non-nitro version of that and I’d be very happy.
Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2004 Very poor
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2004
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ahhhhh, ahhhh, uhhhhhh. I think I may be one of those people who are super-sensitive to diacetyl. This was like drinking movie-popcorn butter for me. I see other raters mentioning it but not in great quantities. This smelled innocuous, lightly of floral hops and sweetish malt. Mouthfeel was thin but felt like molasses from the butter flavor. Oh, ew. This was very, very, not good. It took a lot of willpower to finish the glass.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught Can. Brown with a everlasting white head. Very subdued flavor with a slight hop aftertaste.