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.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled 330ml and 500ml. Amber colored. medium off white head. medium bodied. good balance between hop and malt. pretty good
ALLOVATE (2349) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2005 Quite a delicious ’anytime’ beer is this one. Tasted from the bottle and poured into a dimple glass, a short soapy off-white head formed atop a clear amber body. Aroma was malt driven, lightly roasted grain, toffee and a little caramel. Taste was quite balanced with intensely sweet malt tones and floral, Kentish hops adding a little citrus-fruit. Mouth feel is a little watery, though, and the medium carbonation didn’t seem to help. Much better as it warmed showing a little complexity and good length with a lightly bitter and sweet malty swallow. Quite a nice tasty drop..
Choos (591) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: some floral notes with lots of malty toffee. Appearance: dark tea amber, good holding just off white head, good lacing. Flavour: malt, hops & some spiritousness. Palate: thin to medium mouthfeel with a long hop aftertaste.
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 (1398) - 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 (2544) - 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 (2447) - New Jersey, USA - 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.