Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pleasant amber - a style I am not overly fond of to begin with - this brew favors malt both in aromatics and flavor profile. A slight sweetness bordering on caramel is in evidence, as is a bit of hops; the malt and the hops are nicely balanced, and thatís about all Iíve got to say about that.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite clear but a pale orange color with little head. Aroma of carmel sweetness and lightly toasted. Sweet malty flavor and a lightly toasted malt presence as well. A little bit of bitterness. Fairly thin and a bit watery
JoeMcPhee (8313) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber colour and a thick off-white head falling back to thin white sticky lace. Aroma is quite malty, toasted barley, caramel sweetness and biscuity aroma as well. Slightly dusty hoppiness. Interesting balance of toffee, cookie dough, and biscuity flavours. Like drinking a bakery. A touch of honey and spice in the finish. Well done.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not impressed... I mean itís ok, nothing I would want to drink often even though a lot of people like this for their session beer. Watery, sweet, and thatís it.
isellhauntedhouses (3) - Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2004 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed a flat tire earlier today. Nice gentle beer. Very tasty. Good drinking. A good copy of Newcastle, but nothing beats the original!!
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A so-so experience. Everybody was saying how Fat Tire was all the rage, so I went into the taste test with high expectations. Smooth and balanced, mild malt and toned-down hops. Itís not a bad beer, itís just not an exceptional one.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft) Very well-balanced ale, probably meant to be a copy of Newcastle Brown Ale, and it is a very good copy indeed. A little more malt than the Newcastle. Very drinkable.
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours amber with a small white head. Nose is malty and sweet with light toasted notes. Smells like faint Cinnamon Toast Crunch after itís been sitting in milk. Taste is malty and somewhat rich. More light toasted notes and some sugary parts as well. Body is medium and smooth. Finishes with more toasty malt and light hops. Not too bad.
Goblincat (381) - Westland, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear amber with almost no head. Light sugary malt flavor. Nothing much to say about this... Average at best.
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
"Toasty malt flavors (sorta like biscuits just pulled from the oven coasting in equilibrium with crisp hoppiness. "
Try "ROTTED CROTCH". 12 oz. of this horrid sweaty wood was too much for 5 people. This is a complex beer in the way that smelling your clothes after a game of football can be. Blech!