JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red amber colored, small white head totally drops except a thin white ring round the edge of the glass. Mild caramel malt aroma. Malt front, mild, that marges into a mild hop finish with increasing bitterness. Coffee-ground aftertaste. Perfect carbonation balance throughout. Very Bock like.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft: copper to bronze in color with a minimal white head. I much prefer American Pales to British and this is a very British style Pale. Nicely malty with the classic British "tang". Not bad, but I do prefer the American style.
Suttree (6071) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange with a white head. mildly smoky, toasty aroma. Some smoke in the flavor, as well, and dirty, earthy flavor. Seems to be some vegetable (green pepper) towards the finish. Resiny, piney hop finish.
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Medium chestnut brown, pretty white head, left a good ring. Faintly malty aroma, distant but pleasantly beery. A nicely balanced bitter, good session brew, focused on malts over hops.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild hop apple caramel aroma.Tan appearance.Sweetish mellow caramel,vanilla malt flavors with a medium hoppy finish.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(American version brewed in Maine) medium amber/light copper with good white head. Hops/spice aromas. Complex flavors--spice, slightly sweet malt, hints of banana. Mild hops finish. Nice lace on glass as noted.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
orange-brown body with a quickly dissipating almond colored head. some lacing. some floral and hop notes to the nose. caramel and hops to taste with a hint of tea towards the back. also noted was a slight dirt or earth flavor.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very strong woody aroma and texture, somehow. Not quite grainy like a fine piece of oak but I imagined it to be. The ringwood yeast gave it a ciderish and musty bent. Tasted a bit of white wine and blue cheese (creamy and moldy aspects anyway, not necessarily sour flavors). Almost unbalanced acidity.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer tried to Thump me, Old Thumper Style, but I don’t feel violated. What does that mean? I don’t know either?
This seems to be a solid EPA, although it is not pale in appearance, rather a copper / amber. This beer has buttery, caramel suggestions in the aroma and flavor, and finishes dry and slightly hoppy. I however don’t find many fruity notes in Old Thumper’s flavor & taste, yet I find a relatively nutty presence. Overall, a Respectable Beer; a great deal better than it’s lesser counterpart Shipyard Export Ale.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was very mellow...not as hoppy as I thought it would be but still nice drink to have when weather gets a little cooler.