garthicus (2839) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2008 Just bought a bottle, poured with a suddy head, sharp tasting with an almost blood orange colour, superb
Very nice, well worth it
**Note, I have had this many times since and will rerate soon**
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yum, yum. Worth its reputation - very hoppy, nice roasted malt flavours, lovely colour. Satisfying long dry finish.
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5l bottle Light small yellowish head, darkish (for ale) copper color. Aromas of banana and caramel. A little bit bitter and dry with lots of hops. A little bit dull ending.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[220-20060303] 500mL. Earthy toast aroma. Clear, amber brown body with a few tiny bubbles and an off-white creamy head. Roasty-toasty malt flavour with some hoppy bitterness. Medium body, dry after. Nice but not fond of dryness after.
Hoser (372) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2007 I last had this more than ten years ago and you could for a brief time buy it here is Alberta. Must retry one day, adjusted rating September 28 2007. What a fucking light struck mess I hate clear botttles. Page 425 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide 252 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottled) Clear, dark copper color with a medium, fluffy and tanned, quite lasting head. Berry-fruity aroma with some nutty hops and toffeeish malt. Moderately bitter, pretty fruity and lemony flavor with a long, woody-hoppy finish. Medium-bodied, bitter, dryish, somewhat stingy palate with soft but foamy carbonation. A reasonably pleasant, but pretty straightforward bitter.
ekstedt (6232) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2010 Can. Pours clear deep copper red, with medium tan head. Quite stringent malt aroma with some hints of toffee and herbal hops. Medium bodied. Very bitter finish.
mannika (140) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice amber colour with a nice white head. Aroma is fairly hoppy, with a waft of caramel. Flavor is quite bitter with some earthy undertones. Aftertaste lingers and has a bit of a bready taste. Fairly strong carbonation. Overall a bit too bitter for me, but for those with more of a preference towards bitters, should be nice.
Stopherbomber (111) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this is a strong malty flavoured ale with a good aftertaste to it. reasonably priced at somerfields at the moment as well.
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice dark color with a lacey white head that stuck with the glass until the last swallow. The aroma was nice, to quite nice, with a hint of molasses and strong hops. The flavor was wonderfully light and refreshing with a clean a finish that was satisfying, too very satisfying. The only draw-back was it ended just a wee bit bitter for my tastes. Otherwise, a beer that lives up to it’s commercial deScription. Cheers.