Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2005
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at Tigin in Stamford. Pours out red with a small dissipating head. Taste starts out on the grassy side and finished on the nutty end. Not bad for a session ale.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Light mahogany with a large cream-colored head. Nose: wet leaves and cardboard. Flavor :caramel malt, hazelnuts and floral hops, all weak. I’m not impressed.
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2005 The aroma has some floral hops as well as some caramel. The appearance is a copper red brown with a good white head. The flavor was bitter from the hops but also had caramel as well as toffee taste in it. Overall its nice, the taste was good but not as full bodied as I would have liked. The aftertaste was nutty with the malt and hops again coming through.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2005
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad at all. Pours a medium-dark reddish brown with a nice, thick tan head. Nutty, earthy aroma and flavor, I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Smooth palate, but not watery. The bartender said that this stuff is what they modeled Killian’s Irish Red after.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
not bad, dark amber color, and a head that hangs around, this beer tastes a little thin, but drinkable.
HighlanderOne (1233) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks nice, dark amber with a persistent head. But the aroma and flavor are off, It’s kinda a burnt organic flavor, like burning leaves or moss or something. Also has a slightly metallic aftertaste. It is drinkable though, just not quite at par with better ales.
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 21, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
intoxicated notes / thin, unwanted, but unoffensive. caramel, nuttiness, sweet than *scribbled notes* what happened? there is none? not sweet, yet not sweet.
Arayaga2 (2122) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beautiful dark maple syrup colored beer with a speckled white head... not much for aroma or taste, as I expected from a beer of that region. Somewhat sour and watery
MrBunn (2736) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber with a musty, grassy aroma that is a bit weak. Flavor is a bit disappointing, caramel and slight hops come through as does musty/grassy flavor from aroma. I was hoping for a bit more umpf from this one, but it is still a nice beer, albiet a bit bland.
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a very clear, honey-maple-brown body with a huge, 3-finger, creamy head that lasted. First impressions aside, the aromas were weak and musty with caramel malts under light herbal hops. Creamy yet thin, the flavor was mostly malts... a little sweet to start with a very light, carbonated bite at the end. A good transitional beer for novice palates, but rather mundane.
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