AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I picked up some of this the other night, and I won't lie, I thought the cap was cool on it. I drank it at a party and my friends thought I was drinking an iced tea. The mouthfeel lingered even after swallowing. Some caramel notes with a good bit of bitterness. Tastes fairly typical of most of the average English brews that I've had.
MaBeer1972 (1470) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I've been passing this one by on the shelves of my local retailer for a while now. It's hard to miss such a unique packaging. The pull top did require a little leverage to get opened, however. The brew: wonderfully mild and balanced. Very flowery as I made my way down the glass, almost lavender in flavor. The malts do strut their stuff a bit too. Worth trying once, at least.
guzzler67 (1570) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not very bitter for a bitter beer. Maybe my tastebuds were expecting something different. Had on tap, so cannot blame a widget. Taste was more of toasted malt with hints of fruit (like pear). Aftertaste was a bit cloying.
The Etruscan (583) - Tuscany, ITALY - SEP 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Weak white head. dark copper color. Aroma is malty with strong caramel and wood notes. Flavor is malty too, slightly roasted with some crispy notes, ending in a dry bitter wooden finish. Medium bodied.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Amber coloured beer with a medium to big head. Clear toffee aroma. Very bitter caramel tasting beer with a dry bitter aftertaste. Not my type of beer.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned: Not to my liking. Yes, it was smooth, but the flavor wasn't very good.
larsniclas (6145) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A beautiful dark amber colour.
A distinct hop-aroma with some hints of toffee.
A really bitter one with a lot of hoppy flavour.
NightOwl (45) - Midland, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The bitterness is more in the aftertaste than upfront, and there weren't any other strong flavours immediately noticeable. Crisp carbonation, though not a strong head. Rather light for a "bitter ale"
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A standard bitter. Nasty bottle. Don't expose to sunlight. Looks lie Earl Grey tea.
Bronstein (175) - Göttingen, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2003
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark copper color, sherry and dark malt aroma, taste of roasted malt and licorice with increasing smack of sweet aromatic hops. Slightly bitter finish. Heavy body. Hopbitter and malty sweet aftertaste .Not very drinkable.