Yeastmaster (44) - USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lager-like hoppy aroma (that is not a compliment) with a fine color of polished wood. Smooth and slightly creamy, though underwhelming flavor and finish.
RichardGretton (4576) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown ale with a lightly hopped aroma and malty hopped flavour. Overall a basic hopped ale with hints of sweetness.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - OCT 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a rich brown color, small head, disappeared rapidly. Very nice aroma of nut and malt. Great taste, and a pleasant finish. Excellent beer.
bclasen (17) - USA - OCT 26, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours to a nice brown color, fine head that quickly disappears. Little lacing. My first taste impression was nutting & molasses. A bit malty, nice hop smell. I love the taste, a very fine beer with a nice (and not overpowering) aftertaste.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice brown colour. Something skunky in the aroma. Very nutty, caramelly and quite malty. Sweet finish.
imdownthepub (12688) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, Pasteurised. Chestnut brown beer with thick white head. Roasted nut aroma with a thick sweetish body, fully malted, a little fruitiness. Sickly finish and a little sour.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown-amber with a creamy off white long lasting head. Hops dominate aroma, with caramel and honey in the background. Medium mouthfeel, though not as soft/smooth in the finish. Nice malty sweet start with a bitter crisp finish. Bit of chocolate biscuit in the aftertaste too. Hint of smoke at the back of the mouth. Not bad stuff.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 20, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: This pours a very nice clear reddish brown color with a thick tan head.
Aroma: The smell of this beer is somewhat nutty and roasty. It's a very pleasant aroma.
Flavor: The taste is nutty, malty with a clean finish. The body is light, but the flavor is full. This is a very good beer.
YukonJamie (2) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2003 does not count
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pretty disapointing, especially given the high price. I agree with the turpentine like smell and taste comments. It's pretty bizarre. I'll have to force down the other three just so I don't feel like I wasted my money.
McWhite (108) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice thick head, good nutty aroma and full flavor flavor that disappeared to leave a crisp aftertaste