whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Clear brassy orange color with medium carbonation and a foamy head. Aroma of mildly toasted caramel malt, weak hops, and aluminum. Malty flavor with moderate sweetness and low bitterness. Tastes far from home and states the word "average" in a detached, monotone voice (with an Irish accent of course).
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice amber ale, beamish red is better but htis is more readily available. Still its got a good strong flavour and nice creamy colour.
r464 (2091) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. This is smooth and not at all bitter, with no lingering aftertaste at all. Not particularly unique, coppery colored with a little bit of a punch.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours copper with large light tan head. Aroma is nondeScript with some malt. Not much unique flavor. Very smooth and easy to drink though.
Kinz (3530) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 Nitro tap, dark tan appearance, creamy lasting head. Sort of a boring beer. Not much other than a hint of hop bitterness, and a strong caramel flavor malt aspect. Update when sampled on tap at RVC. No change. Reminds me of what Killians had been like back in the day.
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2003 Decent beer. Creamy off-white head with mod lacing on a dark amber body. Aroma is malty and as you would expect, the taste is lightly sweat/malty as well. Additionally, some bitterness and dry hoppy character is present as well. Good effort and drinkable.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a can. A little flat. Good malt flavor. Slightly hoppy. Very dissapointing, not a good beer.
dingo (37) - USA - SEP 29, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an excellent beer, from pour to finish. I can't believe I've never had this before, but I WILL have it again.
It pours a caramel color and smells hoppy. The taste is not quite what I expected..thick yet light somehow. It is full bodied and has little bitter aftertaste.
hopscotch (10200) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sparkling clear, copper colored ale. Medium-sized, fizzy, off-white head.
The aroma is of light caramel and butterscotch along with an unpleasant metallic twang.
The flavor is barely better than an American standard rice beer. A touch more malty and fruity. Decently balanced. Very astringent.
Medium-bodied with a an silky mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, crisp, clean, lightly bitter finish.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Usual aroma. nice taste, kind of bitter. almsot like a hoppy stout. what the hekll els eam i supposed to say, i f'n liked it!