Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Pig and Wistle, Chignal Smealey.
A full flavoured beer and also hops in evidence. A little unbalanced with the sweet bitterness. Needs to ferment further maybe.
Lunkie (1392) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Soapy aroma with floral malt. Dark amer clear colour with good head and lacing. Sharp burnt bitter flavour with malt. Smooth gassy palate.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - OCT 24, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color and a low sticky head. Toast and caramel tastes with some toffee. Quick light bitter that lingers. Odd balance but with a medium body.
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2004
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2004 (Bottle) Quickly disapearing head with a strong sour skunkish aroma that doesn’t carry over into the taste. Caramel malt flavor thin body with bitterness hops only. They need to add a little aroma hops to make this even better.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The colour is dark copper-red. The liquid is clear and the small foam is quite firm.
The smell of this ale is somewhat sour, full of caramel, diacetyl and hops
The body is surprisingly light for the great bitterness. There are clear flavours of diacetyl and caramel, although it is quite low on the sweetness.
The carbon acid is mild, soft and short, probably due to the nitro-tap.
Overall, the taste is simple and straightforward. There is some bitterness and butterscotch but it does its job - no more, no less.
Its aftertaste is quite simple at first, but grows into a large amount of bitterness.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color, liveley carbonation, spare head. Malt bandaid nose. Roasted malt taste, kind of weak.
brberry (16) - USA - OCT 1, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good hoppy aroma, and a decent follow up in the taste. Carbonation is a little annoying, could use more hops in the flavor. Overall a good beer, didn’t see the great aromas everyone else talked of.
tommythetank88 (1) - USA - SEP 28, 2004 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
SOMEWHAT OF A PEAR AND FRUIT TASTE. THE AROMA WAS VERY STRONG (IN THIS CASE NOT A BAD THING) I GOT A CARAMEL TASTE TO IT TOO.
Mullo (102) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong and full of rich malt and hop flavours. I found this one very aromatic (especially compared with the shallow lagers I had tried previously). Woody, smoky, and molasses undertones.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 5.4% ABV. Not much aroma, just a little caramel and hops. Brown color, beige head, good lace. Light sweet, light hops, caramel. Bit smooth with a dry finish.