tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Dark amber, vanishing off-white head. Sweet, fruity malt. Dry, metalic finish. A bit watery. Not very bitter.
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Tasted in 2004.]
An orinary english mainstream bitter, which they have a lot of, but indeed it is not bad, just only some forgetable.
cgarvieuk (20240) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A rubycoloured ale, with a fruity maly nose, and a drying bitter fruity flavour
mike_77 (4935) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crystal clear brown colour and thick bubbly head. Aroma of hop and lightly roasted malts. Taste is slightly bitter but not mouth drying. Malty, hoppy and slightly spicey in flavour. A great bitter.
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average. Pours a clear, fizzy reddish copper with decent lasting soapy head. Aroma fresh and hoppy, rather like a weaker version of Late Red, flavour tangy orange, roast malt, sharp hops, good balance. A bit llacking in something, mouthfeel a little thin. Short sharp hop finish. Drinkable but nowhere near as good as the other SN brews I’ve tried.
johnnyboy72 (1) - Whitby, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Though I have had the imported bottles of Spitfire here at home, I think it is best enjoyed from a freshly poured pint (especially from BLOOMSBURY TAVERN). More orangey than it’s other ale couter-parts, with just enough of a frothy head. Nice hoppy taste with hints of caramel and bit of fruit, all with a nice bitter end. Classic English Ale!
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, provided by Chris McKim from the Brew Kettle @ RB Cleveland gathering 3/10/07: Supposedly "brewery fresh", but apparently it doesn’t do well with flourescent lighting. Storage condition between Chris & the provider is possibly suspect, but we’ll go with what we got! Amberish w/ a thin, white head. Skunky @ first, minerally aroma, w/ some caramel & english yeast character (doughy). Toasty malt flavor w/some caramelly notes. Dry finish & lightly bitter. Thin body, dry m/f, low carbonation. Fortunately this wasn’t a complete skunk’s ass, but it sort of overwhelmed what little bits fo complexity there might have been between malts & hops.
garthicus (2880) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is like a big budget movie, the ads look great, the actors are perfect yet somehow it flops. Poured beautifully, lovely orange/amber glow and a frothy head, but the head dissapeared within 30 seconds, the flavour was weak and a fast dissapearing aftertaste, after trying Bishops Finger, I was expecting an encore, but instead got the illigitimate son
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(50 cl bottle from Systembolaget) Clear light borwn color, fluffy beige head. Hoppy aroma, also caramel malt and some fruitiness. Buttery, grainy and sweet malt taste. Medium body and bitterness. Aftertaste is caramel, coffee and grains.
sunevdj (3846) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a clear, dark amber. Smells of caramel. Very sweet with (too much) caramel flavors. Medium to light bodied. Slightly oily. Caramel and bitter finish. I used to really like this one for it´s toasted malt flavors.... Now, not so much. Maybe I should try one in a can or a bottle I know to be fresh.