thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This draft brew from the Rathskeller Restaurant in Indianapolis was poured on our wedding day at diner. It had a small head of finely sized mostly lasting white colored bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body was softy carbonated transparent and brown in color. The aroma was very mild with malt and hop notes. The mouth feel was mildly tingly with malt and hop notes then it smoothened in the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild malts and hops.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK. nothing stands out here. some decent malty flavours, but nothing that impressed me.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Nice deep brownish red with a tannish head, clear. Aroma is fruity and malty, with some licorice notes. FLavor is sweet and malty, with rich carmel undertones. I like this more than Bass or Boddingtons, and is way better than Killians....
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, Amber in the glass with a little head being produced. Malty at first but hoppy towards the end. Wasn’t a bad beer but not something worthy of a case buy.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark/Black Amber Coloring. Some Malt Here..Sweet. Not Very Balanced or Pronounced in Flavor. Definitly Makes Me Think Guinness Should Stick to Guinness.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity, slightly buttery, fresh whole grapes in taste, slightly acidic finish. Not bad, really. I was expecting worse.
badgerben (4392) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber with no head. Kind of a bland, vague malt aroma; nothing special. Taste has some malt, little hops if any at all. It’s not bad, just doesn’t have much to offer.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2006 (draft) A sampling of this beer was intriguing enough for me to order a full glass. There was a slight watery taste that at first turned me off, but after a few sips I started to imagine, believe it or not, a slight peaty characteristic to the water.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft, in Indianapolis, during the F1 race. Was told that it was simialr to Newcastle, but only better. I dont think it was. Brown in colr, no real head to speak of, kind of watery with a hard, in the back of the throat" finnish when swallowed. Tasted more like a lager to me than a brown ale. I stuck with the Newcastle for the rest of the trip!
Sammy (8527) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bit of malty taste. Did not go flat after an hour - robust. Some hops and a bitter bite aftertaste. Quench your thirst..then after that.. its an easy summer drink. Carmel and mid-sip fruity taste, and carmel colour.