nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I just love it!! A very well balanced beer. Good stuff
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
From can. Creamy, long lasting head, brown color, light malt aroma, flavor sweet, some hop finish, creamy, smooth on palate, good English pale.
reverend (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Truely a great ale. A deep amber color with an off white head that clings to the very bottom of the glass. Definitely a session beer. A perfect blend of hops and malt.
presario (4625) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark colour. Good initial head but doesn’t last. Nice malt and strong hops. Definatley notice the bitterness but not the toffee. Lasting hops dryness in the mouth.
ARMed (602) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer looked like a fine scotch so I almost expected to taste some wonderful Jamesons. It has an excellent golden copper color with brilliant clarity, but the flavor was a slighlty smoked caramel flavor with very little substance and complexity. It was very drinkable but there was nothing extraordinary about this ale. Good not great.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 21, 2002
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled, clear-glass, light-struck, skunky of course. Should’ve known better and gotten a nitro can instead if I felt like I HAD to rate it (hey, there are precious few beers available in this state left). Underneath the skunkiness there’s some nice caramel malt, but you have to search. Ok head dies quickly; nice orange color. Flavor significantly better than the nose would suggest, hugely sweet and malty, with caramel, slight raisiny undertones, some smokiness. Turns dry and rather bitter at the end; thinnish. Not as bad as I expected from the nose, but I probably won’t get it again unless I’m ever in England and can try it on cask.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. Very creamy head, thick, white. Light copper color. Smooth and then the English bitter taste kicks in. Medium finish.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
a friend from the uk brought me a tin and a bottle. i’m not rating from the bottle as the clear glass made it awful, however the tin was much better. the aroma was slightly fruit but had "scotch" smell. the color was golden/orange slightly cloudy. the head was very small and with very small carbonation bubles. i find the flavor almost bland, however the hop finish is very strong. i find this beer out of balance and probably not drink it on a regular basis.
Ungstrup (29286) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An amber beer with a small head, it has a slightly fruity aroma. The flavor is a little flat with a very soft bitterness and sweetness from a good malt blend. It’s an OK beer, but nothing special.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer leaves a pecuiliar rotten egg quality on the palate.