johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
First impression was that it reminded me of a decent English bitter.
Big head upon pouring which dissapeared quickly. Pleasant enough to drink with a nice smooth flavour and all round decent mouthfeel.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Yes, a pint and change it was. Easily enough to get a taste for what was going on. Amber, true it was. Nice fluffy white head. Nutty aroma. Smooth body. [that’s all I managed at the time]
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothin amber about it. Dark, burgundy, a head that crosses the glass. Hoppy, sweet aroma. Bitter flavor. Medium body. Fairly acidic, without a pleasant flavor, I'm glad I only bought a single. Is this a Red Seal knock off?
Ernest (6015) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium amber, dense tiny particles, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, toasted bread), moderately hoppy (flowers, grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent. Fairly citric, rudimentary aroma. Decent, but I'm not a fan.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. For some reason I never got around to drinking this until a beer tasting recently. Amber color, small head. Malty, sweet, fruity: apple, pear. A bit of spice toward the finish kept this interesting and distinguishes it from run-of-the-mill amber ales. Enjoyable.
jjw2000 (72) - USA - APR 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep reddish brown appearance with foamy off-white head. Rich hoppy aroma with a hint of malt. Rich full flavor, of hops tapering to a roasted caramel finish.
Roasted flavor comes out more in the finish. Caramel and hops accentuate each other nicely.
notalush (4586) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent, well balanced ale. Mild and easy drinking. Medium bodied, mildly sweet. Roasty, with a crispness near the end. A good beer for any occassion.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely hopped and well-balanced ale. Somewhat malty, and cocoa-flavored. Also some apples and maybe some brown sugar...it is not a sweet beer, though. The dryness is crisp and refreshing. Murky, dark amber color. Medium body.
Panzuriel (1242) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark amber color with a nice head that lasts. A very very hoppy and astringent nose. Rather strong aroma. Flavor is strong hops. Not terribly wonderful. Too much hops for my liking. Somewhat disappointing compared to the awesome other beers they make.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting amber ale, too be sure. Pours rather dark in color with a significant red hue to the color. The aroma is rather hoppy with a nice malt backing. A little roasted malt and piney hops in the nose. The flavor is alright, but a little one dimensional. Dry malts and just a touch of hops in the finish. A little bitter without the hoppy flavor. Not the best Rogue ale I've had.