MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Egg-farting skunks are unleashed, roaming over caramel apples...Great lacing leading to creamy, flowery hops in a sadly watery feel...Oranges stick to the caramalt and fade into a dry, chalkish ending...The transparent bottle reduces this beer from quite good to merely average...
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Apple hop aromacarmelly fruity taste the usual smooth nitro mouthfeel carmel taste disappears but sweetness lingers as bitterness comes on. What at first felt smooth begins to feel flat at the end
igneous1 (1530) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
same exact copper/amber color as the Abbot Ale i just tried..same creamy thick white head too..not surprising with the widget. aroma is very much perfumey. there is hop bitterness throughout the flavor, albeit subtle. detect a slight citric quality in the finish
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich, copper color with a medium head, quickly gone. Nice lacing. Sweet, malty aroma. Tastes rich and full-bodied, especially for a beer so light in color. Smooth and light on the tongue, lightly bitter in the finish. Very pleasant, very smooth ale. Highly drinkable.
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 6, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, copper-red strong ale. Not bitter at all, smooth to the palate. Pecan-ish. Thin aftertaste.
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Browny orange colour , light malty butterscotch flavour drinks ok but nothing special.
JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Typical nitro can pour. Amber color with a heavy cream colored head. Light pale malt aroma with a hint of hops and iron as it warms. Smoother feel, but yet quite watery. Smokey dry caramel flavors. Head clings to glass. Dry and flavorless finish.
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2003
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I don't know if it's just me, but this one had a rather skunky smell and not much taste. I remember trying it once before and thinking it wasn't too bad, so I'll re-rate next time I try it.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the bottle, the first thing is a rather nice aroma. Can't really pinpoint it but somewhat fruity. The colour is a reddish brown, nothing special, but a nice tan head with the tinyest bit of lacing.
First impressions not pleasant, but I'm unfamiliar to the style so I stuck on. And I'm pleased I did. It's a smooth a pleasant beer, not as sweet as I expected, but surely some sweetness. The slightest bite to the aftertaste and hints of copper? Not sure really, need more experience with the style.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2008 Canned. Great orange copper color. Short head. Smooth, a little sweet, but balanced with a light bitterness. Not sure if the recipe has improved, but I’ve found this to be more of a regular buy.