noer1 (109) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burst of grain flavor with the first sip, that is a bit overwhelming, but starts to grow on you. Average amber
BrewCzar (108) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours amber with medium tan head. Light aroma is of sweet caramel. Taste is fairly sweet with hints or honey, caramel, and malts.
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - MAR 12, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good but not outstanding. Noticeable maltiness, nice color, avoids being too sweet.
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a little bitterness, tastes pretty good after Iíve finished half a beer and my mouth has become acclimated to itís slightly sharp taste.
ksigty (107) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I donít know what it was about this beer that I liked so much. Maybe it was the long day at work. There really isnít a good aroma. It is really light. The appearance is fine but not eye catching. The flavor however is strong and bitter. THATS THE REASON I LIKE IT!!! The flavor lasts after it is gone and isnít sour. A great beer for those who like to get punched with hops and bitterness!
yemntftb (106) - USA - JUN 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iíd say this beer is better on draft then by bottle, Iíve had both. It is very hoppy, medium in body, and somewhat sweet. Overall a solid ESB.
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A classic, deep amber hue, rich malt sweetness, mildly hopped easy to drink.
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
An excellent example of an English-style beer. Many American brewers take it too far. This beer is right where it should be; offering some really nice characteristics but maintaining a high level of drinkability. The beers pours an orange-tinted amber with a nice, but somewhat short lived head. The aroma has an extremely nice, softly fruity character. A creamy mouthfeel and well rounded lightly caramel malt flavor is backed by an expansive but restrained bitterness. Again, this is very English in character. The finish is lightly dry; and will probably leave you with a nice hop burp! A very nice, restrained English-style ale.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not really special or bitter... I prefer the extra bite of their IPA.
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2003
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
tastes like coffee to me and is way to thick and way to dark for my taste buds.