antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro-can. Afraid of skunk, I opted for the 4can pack instead of the single bottle. Beautiful amber crystal clear beer with a monstrous nitro induced beige head. Aroma is faint, consisting mainly of bread and fresh cut grass. Taste is mainly yeasty sweet malt with some toffee flavors and a bitter finish. Flavors are very subdued by the damn nitro can. Taste only came out after warming to near room temperature. Mouthfeel was nice and creamy, but beer character was watery. Much as I feared, would really need to try on tap to fully appreciate.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Malty aroma, reddish body, good head and a wonderful bitter flavour. Good out of the can as well. An easy beer to fall in love with.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich red body w. creamy head that fades into a solid mass. Hint of wet dog hops amongst the malt in the aroma, lots of malt. Taste is initially the malt and follwed up with a long bitter. This is the kind of beer you imagine farmers drinking in villages. A nice introspective beer. Nothing flashy but satisfying.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2004 Bought this bottle blind. I had never tried it nor heard of it. Excellent, excellent beer. It is the best Ale I have had in a long, long time. If you buy this beer, do your self a favor and buy more than one!
Re-Rate. My, my, my I have learned so much over the last 200 beers. Taste is smokey like an ashtray. The bitter is good, but it tastes like it is being served in a well used ashtray rather than a pint glass.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was worried about the clear bottle but this beer must have been fresh- not a hint of skunkiness upon opening. Poured dark amber-brown with a thin head. Brown sugar and earthy hops aroma. Flavor was predominantly toffee (sweet), caramel and toast with bitter, earthy English hops. Along the lines of Samuel Smith's Winter Warmer.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Cafe Pegasus, Copenhagen.
Thick and creamy off-white head on a dark orange body. Aroma is fruity, hoppy and flowery. Flavor is a little thin but quite dry and bitter with fruit and flower notes. Nice hoppy finish.
Eructoblaster (3397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice limpid ruby body, but its head lacks density. Light malty aroma. Due to the clear bottle, it bears some hints of metal after you pour it. Bittersweet and very balanced flavor. It is quite fair, but for that price, I was expecting something a step above Double Diamond.
Christian (11805) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber body with a thick, creamy head. Malty aroma. Nice, but weak flavour.
haddon90 (1562) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - MAR 13, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Casked at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY. Creamy head. Mild aroma, some hops and malt. Creamy taste. Pretty smooth as well. Mild hops. Good hops/malt balance. A fairly OK brew!
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2004
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This intially smelled skunky and the taste was ridden throughout by that same aroma. Darn clear bottles make any beer less than what it could be.