BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Body is golden with a smaller but lasting head. Aroma is fruity and backed by malts. Flavour is sweet with a caramel like taste amalgamated with a spicy tint. Finish is slightly bitter and moderately dry. A good beer but nothing overly special about it.
beerisaluxury (4) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 22, 2003 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
the aroma of this beer is subtle, yet full. When poured in a glass, its color is a beautiful and unusual brassy gold. The flavors are intricate exciting several different areas of the tongue and greeting the back of the throat as well on the way down. Wish I could get it at home!
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden amber with deep red tones; very fruity aroma but with rich, malty undertones; warm flavour with nice body. Malt loaf and toffee flavours combine with a bitterness on the back of the tongue to give abalanced sweetness without being cloying; the finish is dry and satisfying.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft, light bronze color with nice off white head. malty aroma with sweet malt flavor of toffee and caramel, and some hints of fruit, with a slightly hoppy bitter finish.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - MAR 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale amber colour, good bubbly head, quite persistent. Hoppy aroma with some floral hints. The flavour is delicate, with some sweet (toffee, honey) and fruity (apple, citrus) notes. The finish is spicy and hoppy, with a balanced bitterness. A bit light, but pleasant and refreshing.
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Wow first beer Ive had with a "foul" reference. Golden color with a very malty caramel taste to it. Large head and very creamy aftertaste. Careful! its in a clear bottle and Im sure some skunked ones are floating around out there. Good selection from the native soil
007lund (92) - Ann Arbor, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting stuff. Nice caramel/toffee flavor that ends with a bit of a citrus flavor. Decent finish, decent beer.
EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2003 not my favorite of the style, but a decent beer anyway. Flavor is more complex than the aroma leads on. Aroma is sweet and malty, but the flavor is dry and nutty with a late but appreciated bitterness. canned version widget did this beer no good...i believe the bottle would be better. tried again and didn't like it again.
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this on Tap, pours a nice bronze color, with a decent head. Caramel and a good malt kick taste in this, but from here its just another typical English Ale.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I'm rating this from the canned version with a widget to give it that nitro draught feel. Appropriate darker amber/orangish color with this off white melted marshmallow head. Malty aroma with nice hints of diacetyl and fruitiness; a very mellow hop aroma(could be more evident for a pale ale); even a little alcohol as it warms, but very slight. Malty and fruity flavors are dominant along with toffee (butter and caramel). Very well balanced and finishes a little bittersweet. First sweet, then a lingering pleasant bitterness. It has an aftertaste of hops and an appropriately dry mouthfeel, not astringent, carbonation is low as to style and medium bodied for a very well made beer. This is a beer of which I could drink more than a few.