Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep amber with minimal white head. Flavors of slight bitterness from hops, with a good balance of maltiness. A decent ale, easy drinking.
jazzman212 (3) - USA - APR 5, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I thought it was like Newcastle, but a little smoother, a very good brown ale.
The Etruscan (629) - Tuscany, ITALY - APR 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
White weak head. Deep amber color. Aroma is malty with dried fruits, vanilla and caramel notes. Flavor is moderately malty with wooden and nutty tones, ending in a short dry moderately hoppy finish. Medium bodied.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is a good english ale. Creamy, toasty bread mouthfeel. I enjoyed this very much. The only complaint I have is it's kind of expensive but well worth it!
Tmoney99 (13618) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Tap) Big cascade in 20 ounce glass. Reddish amber with frothy medium head. Light hoppy aroma. Flavor was light on hops and biiters. Short finish with no additional palate. Drinkable and refreshing.
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 (3192) - 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.