Aurelius (4051) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear bottle, deep clear rusty orange. I concur with IPFreely - it did start out skunky (which I expected with the clear bottle) and then mellowed out to a yeasty ale aroma. Moderately tangy, fruity, nicely bittered, moderately sweet. Trailing bitter, medium light body, goes watery though. A mature and enjoyable brew.
imdownthepub (9999) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled, Platinum Edition, Pasteurised. Dark amber beer with no head. Hash, flat tinny beer, over carbonated. A very poor sample.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a very creamy/frothy beige head. Aroma started out skunky but after letting it sit for a couple minutes and reswirled it I picked up some fruit notes, some tea and malt. Mild hops. Medium bodied. Pleasant.
Geiserich (3295) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruity aroma, malty, sherry notes. Light brown color. Light bodied, fruity, malty and sourly. Then a quite dry and bitter finish. A bit light and quite bitter.
SilkTork (5166) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2012 Aug, 2003 Bishops Finger is a decent ale. From first gulp to last swallow it always pleases and delights. It invites you to sit down and relax, and gently encourages you to take another pint. Not a session beer, but a pint to enjoy. [3.2]
Sept, 2004 A smooth and delicious ale - some fruit and chocolate notes. Mild hops. One of my favourite premium ales. [3.6]
March, 2011 A smooth ale with some barleysugar notes. Hops gradually emerge. Pleasant, but felt somewhat lacklustre when compared with Abbot. [3.1],br>
June, 2012 Chocolate notes and rough tobacco hops on a flat pale malt. Hmmm. [2.7]
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Redbrown colour with a small yellowish head.
Malty flavour with notes of caramel and hops.
Hoppy flavour with notes of caramel and malt.
stouby (3696) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2005 Bottle, at Winn.
Brown with large light brown head. Light malty, moderate hoppy with pine-notes. Bitter flavor, long duration.
To bitter in my opinion.
Eructoblaster (2956) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 586ml. Superb dark amber body topped with a nice off-white bubbly head. Nice hoppy (Fuggle) aroma with some spicy and roasty hints. Taste is definitely dominated by the hoppy flavors. There are also some brown sugar and fruity hints. Nice and long bitter finish. Perfect for a rainy evening.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish amber colour with nice white head. Aroma has a nice hoppy touch. Flavor is also hoppy with a nice bitter finish.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium white head, red-amber colour. Definitely tastes smoked. Well-balanced, not too bitter, very good thirst quencher with just the right amount of bitterness. Smoked aftertaste. Altogether very drinkable.