DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty, strong hops aroma. Chestnut in colour, with a large toffee head, loads of lace. Orangey hops flavour, good malt, very nutty. Quite well balanced. Truly a fine example!
larsniclas (5199) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2003 Draught.
A rather thin beer with not much of an aroma.
Bitter flavour with toffee.
Not much to write home about...
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
hard to enjoy. tasted of compost juice. pleasant soft texture, looked like in the picture. couldn't find a use-by date on it
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic English bitter. Deep copper with quite big brownish head. Aroma of fruits and caramel. Taste is yeasty, fruity, bitter and caramelly. A good everyday pint.
johndoughty (3549) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Firstly I was surprised by the description of strong ale on the bottle.Who are they trying to kid? This is a pleasant bitter, not too complex and easy to drink. It has that unique Shepard Neame aftertaste-dont know how they do it but it makes it easy to recognise one of their beers.
bluevegie (3031) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large pillowy cream coloured head,tawny bronze colour, good lacing,nice bitterness on the palate, bit thin.Slight hops on the nose,good balance of malt and bitterness ,easy drinking that is not too complex. Like the bitterness.
rlgk (8508) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2003 A nice copper ale with a nice head. But this is to bitter to please me. Bitter taste and bitter finish. But a nice bottle...
bratfud (4) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2003 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I expected a strong Kent Style Ale yet was surprised by the "true Bitter" taste that lingered throughout the brew, not a classic but more of a bitter style english ale than I expected. Fish and Chips reccomended!
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice copper hue with a small rocky head and lacing which just clings to the glassware. Aroma hints of apple, pear, caramel, grain, nuts, and bubble gum. Interesting nutty and tart fruit flavor with hops becoming present during the finish, dry and crisp. Nice mouthfeel creamy and lively. A real nice ale, recommended.
jfm (1725) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden brown color with a nice head. Taste is nuts? caramel? and a nice bitter finish.