UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very peanutty aroma and a similar flavor... very balanced between malts and a hoppy, ever-so-slightly bitter finish. Thanks Timdanchanta!
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice deep brown with a huge tannish head. Aroma of malt with bits of fruit. Some nuts in the flavor, though malt is more apparant. Nice finish to a good brown.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amberish color, foam exploded out of the bottle. Malty aroma with a hint of fruit. Initial taste was slightly sweet then quickly went dry. Nice lace,no real nut taste. Nice beer if the only other choice is Miller or Bud
3fourths (8642) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 oxidized toffee / butter malt. medium body, sweet, husky and coarse, sharp in the mouth. oxidation has ruined this beer.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 Medium sized off-white head. Dark amber colour. Malty, very nutty, balancing bitterness, long finish. Nice english ale.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is just like what you see to the left. A nice puffy head with a little less lacing than I like to see. Aroma is not very nutty but the caramel maltiness was there. Flavor was slightly sweet with a slight english hop background. Finishes very smooth and easy, stays in your mouth but easy drinking. This was pretty good, I always like a good samuel smith beer.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber color with a good lasting head - lots of lace. There is not much character to the flavor or palate of this one. Not impressive, but I won't waste it.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2004 My second rating of this beer was much better than my first; the color is a dark brown with a tan, long-lasting head; nice aroma of hops; very smooth; taste of coffee and dark chocolate; the finish is bitter, but pleasantly so; a very good ale
TheBeerGod (5598) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells malted but somewhat skunky. I wish they would use dark bottles. Decent malted nutty taste and finish. Decent beer but too reminescent of Newcastle. Not a very original or complex beer.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2003
1.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
looks and smells fine, but then...Should be a lacquer rather than a liquor: you hear those stories where people drink their rubbing alcohol at rehab for the alcohol content; well here is some more.