Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Out of draught widget can. Subtle hoppy notes, bit of tea, but slightly metallic. Huge frothy/foamy white lacing head over darker, hazy amber beer. Medium watery body, but smooth, creamy carb. Good bit of hops and a well-rounded sweetness from the malts, bit fruity. Nice after. A good draught can bitter.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml can (non-widget can, thank god!). Great copper reddish colour. It has a fantastic hoppy flavour that follows right through to the end. Make no mistake this is a great ale. Will have to try in bottle as the can has its tinny drawbacks
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Alas, this came in a widget can. Nonetheless, the hoppiness cut quite well through the usual widget muting. It's better after it warms up. Strong bitter foundation, with herbal/grassy flavors. The caramel-like malt melds into this nicely. The beer itself is reddish-amber with the typically thick widget head.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice foamy head. Good malt taste. This is one of my regulars
CapFlu (4616) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml Can. Other than the obvious tin flavours, this bitter is pretty decent. Fruity aroma. Dark and malty. Delicious...
Brewster (29) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is it!!!!
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber in colour. Malty. Like the country earth. Bitter of course.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very easy ale to drink in mass quantities. I loved the hops character mixed with the faint fruit nose.
Brisbane (24) - SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Moderate head. Amber-colored ale, dark like mead. Fruity smells reminds me of Hobgoblin. Thin, hoppy ale, could pass for a thickish lager. Somewhat bitter at first and slightly carbonated from tongue to gut. Hopps bounce about on the palate. Small bite on the way down with a wide, punchy tea-flavor with a little citrus, honey and melon. An ale for home-cooking, but probalby goes better with salmon, seafood, vegetarian or salty, crispy bacon. A relaxed ale with the attitude of iced tea.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer reminds me of an old corn crib I found once running through the trails behind my folks’ farm. Musty, covered with moss, rusted metal roof, some remnant hint of grain, or maybe that was just the sun slanting through the broken boards. There’s actually more of a decent malt presence here than that description would indicate, but I think I’ve nailed the impression given by the rest of the brew ...