khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very expensive beer. I could taste caramel sweetness, but the hops was lost to me. It wasn't a bad beer, but expected more from such a pricy brew.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Faintly hazy medium amber-orange colour under a smallish lasting yellow white head. Light woody malty and fainter floral spicey pepper aroma. Medium dry body. Cornflakey malt flavoured start. Medium oak and more malt in the middle with an added touch of caramel sweetness in the finish and aftertaste.
reverend (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome!A great ale certainly a perfect way to start a new beer website.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m rather amazed that many raters mention hops in connection with this one. My sample was butterscotch and caramel malt with no real defining characteristics. Terribly disappointing, given the great work this brewery did with Old Speckled Hen. Far too expensive, as well.
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2002
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unfortunatly this bottle was skunked. But it had a deep amber color and very little head. Flavor was mildly hoppy. Not as watery as some english ales.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
metallic from the clear bottle but nicely hopped, overall a solid english ale
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The clear bottle is a nice marketing ploy. A flavorful, well-hopped ale that’s milder than the label would indicate.
PorterPounder (5572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2004 Rerate Now that I think I know a little more about beer, I have decided to try this one again. Scotch like pour with a decent white head, spearmint like aroma with enticing bittersweet flavor. Fuggles hop bitterness is noticeable and enjoyed. Some butterscotch notes in the backend. Mouthfeel is a tad thin. Probably like it more now than before - just not as generous with my ratings. Original 4.2 Not as fruity as many English Ales - which is why I liked this. Great malty aftertaste and thick creamy head. Worth getting again at the local pub.
pilsnerrogge (2503) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Some bitterness but too thin and watery.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-brown color. lightly spicy malt/hop bite at first, then nutty, butterscotchy malt on the roof of my mouth. smooth.