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 I’ve finished half a beer and my mouth has become acclimated to it’s slightly sharp taste.
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.
yemntftb (106) - USA - JUN 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’d say this beer is better on draft then by bottle, I’ve had both. It is very hoppy, medium in body, and somewhat sweet. Overall a solid ESB.
GTCruiser01 (105) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color. Low aroma-sort of hoppy metallic. A notch above average flavor. Somewhat bitter but the metallic flavor is a detractor. Slight trace of maltiness. Good body.
jordinc (105) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Light amber in color, good head for the style and maintained lacing down the glass. Aroma a little lacking, but overall a great session beer. Malty and sweet with enough hops to keep it from cloying.
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.
Fiend (104) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes like your typical amber ale...not too far off a Rickard’s Red aroma and appearance. Plenty of carbonation keeps this beer fizzling on the tounge down to the last drop.
Saad (104) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good and easy drinking beer.