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 (1094) - 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.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - FEB 24, 2003
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this at the Old Bag of Nails Pub in a large can with a widget. Lovely nose of spiced raisins, dates, and plumbs. This is my favorite beer smell, it doesn't get any better for me. The brew pours a hazy ruby amber with a thin Guinness inspired widget head (cheating IMO) that is off-white and creamy with massive lacing. The balanced start and middle leads to a finish that is long and very complex with a spicy fruit character (see nose). The body is full, syrupy and flat and coats the tongue like palmolive. Excellent.
WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled version)A good english pale. A fairly bold flavor. Good, though nothing spectacular.
Chevboy (37) - Millgrove, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
strong but nice aroma, frothy head, powerful taste that doesnt stick around. nice beer.
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - JAN 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very pale beer that had very little hops. It was a nice mild flavor and had no aftertaste. Not a bad brew
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2003
PorterPounder (5970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice widget-induced frothy pour that gets me everytime - like a kid marveling at a science experiment. Aroma is sort of malty with a tinge of vinegar. Head is long lasting and creamy - good mustache licking for later. Good common standard English Ale flavor - nothing out of the ordinary - a bit thin, perhaps. Would make a good session ale.