Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very creamy looking with a little help from the nitro.Otherwise its an litely colored amber,with a creamy white head.It's hard to get a good smell with all that foam but what i think is there is,malty,lemony,with a mild hopping.The taste is watery,mildly malty and semi-sweet with a good hop presence,that gives a nice after taste at the end of mild lemon and hops.I like this brew it was a surprise at the pour and even more so at the tasting.I'd be glad to have this in my beer inventory all the time.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The immediate impact is the rich copper colour of the beer. The flavour is then as promised, a similarly rich toffeish finish and a high hop note. The head is not greatly prominent but is typical of the style.
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good looking beer, nice lacework. Smooth at first and later a lingering bitterness. Easy drinkable. Will have this again.
thedm (5064) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 31, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew poured a medium foamy head of fine off-white bubbles and a carbonated slightly dark amber colored body. It has a malt-hop-floral aroma with a slightly chewy hop-bread flavor that starts out smooth and ends with a lingering slight bitter aftertaste. It leave a most excellent clinging vine lacing on the side of the mug when you tip it that never disappeared and covered the entire side of the mug. One of the best lacings I have seen in a brew
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. This brew poured a vanilla color long-lasting creamy head with fine-small bubbles. The lacing was excellent, but it did not last long. It had a spicy aroma to me. There was no carbonation present. The body was orangish. This brew was definitely bitter tasting and it also had a lingering aftertaste to it.
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - MAY 24, 2003
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Yeeeargh!!! Skunky! I'll try and pick out the stuff around the skunkiness...Poured with a flat white head, cloudy amber color. I can definitely taste the burnt toffee, caramel, and bitterness as described by the company...but...ugh...Skunky...
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Medium to dark orange hue with virtually no head. It didn't look appertising I must admit. Drinks with with the burnt toffee coming through first and then a good does of refreshing bitterness. Medium to long lasting palate.
Panzuriel (1407) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice amber body with a fine head. Floral hops with a touch of malt. Good bitter flavor with some floral hop tones. Nice beer. Somewhat thin and a little flat but good none the less.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Body si amber and clear. Head is creamy, off-white and medium sized. Aroma is malty and nicely hoppy. Flavour is semi-sweet, hoppy and finishes bitter and slightly acidic.
Ernest (6653) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2003 Widemouth bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, toasted light bread), moderately hoppy (flowers), with notes of peach and diacetyl. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. I'll never understand why nitro beer is popular (see draught can review below). It ruins beer. Period. Granted, this still isn't a great brew, but it's at least above average from this medium...pleasant aroma and assertive bitterness. Case closed.
Draught can. Head is initially small, creamy, off-white, fully lasting. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted light bread), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Rated 4/4/5/2/9=2.4.