Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lighty body, a bit watery. Very simple one dimentional bitter flavour without much going for it.
Minamizawa (44) - DENMARK - APR 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It has a golden cobber color and a light airy head, that diapears rather quickly, but holds a small one on top. The aroma is like carmel with a hint of coffe. The taste is round and mild with side tastes af coffe and carmel.
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep copper colour with a pretty dense head. Earthy hops in the aroma. Limited malt profile in flavour with initial bitterness more than I had expected. Pretty clean bitter finish. Not a bad drop as a sessional - but not outstanding.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A sedimented, bottle-conditioned bitter beer. Beyond the hops, I thought Spitfire failed to maximize its potential. Dry with a properly bitter aftertaste.
diabel (1609) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber, clear body. Off-white fizzy head, mostly lasting, fairly lacing. Spicy and ligthly malt aroma. Moderately bitter initial flavour. Lightly bitter and moderately long finish. Fizzy mouthfeel.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangebrown with firm beige head.
Apples and cinnamon in the nose. Cellar tones and some raisins.
Softly hoppy flavor with hints of malt and almonds . Bitter flavor that dies quickly.
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
White head, bronze coloured beer. Malty, toffeeish flavour with traces of minerals well balanced by hopped dryness. Long lasting bitterness. A premium quality bitter.
AndersR (195) - Århus, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2004
2.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear dark amber color. very small white head. aroma was quite chemic and not very pleasant, but flavor was good: caramel and malts with a distinct dry hoppy finish. Reminds me a bit of Newcastle Brown Ale (for good and bad)
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I found this ok. Medium bitterness, slightly minerally. Mouthfeel could be better. This beer overall would be better if they bottle conditioned it.
TBone (12988) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2004 Bottle
Brown amber colour, quickly vanishing bubbling white head. Fresh grassy hop aroma. Watery carbonated mouthfeel. Hoppy flavour with hints of coffee. Bitter finish. Waiting for to get a cask version pint! (7/4/8/3/14 3.6)
Copper-brown color, tanned head. Toffee notes in the nose. Caramel flavors with bitter and roasted base. Nice long bitter aftertaste. (6/3/6/3/12 3.0)