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 (4562) - 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 (9253) - 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.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2004 Nicely served from a fresh tap in Downtown Indianapolis...imagine that. Hoppy, dry with a nice lightly roasted aroma. Good ale head well retained.
EtownEraser (63) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this one on draft. Poured to a nice brown color with an average head. Somewhat bland earthy flavor with a mild dose of bitter hops. A decent drinking smooth ale.
Bohica (36) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft: O’Brien’s- San Diego
Deep brown, small quickly dissipating head, light lacing. Lots of malt aroma, flavor and mouthfeel. Not much else going on here but maltiness. Kind of bland.
Braudog (5965) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with a standing head. Sweet fruity aroma. Woodsy and lightly bitter flavors. Exceptionally smooth. Good ale.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark brown with a small white head. I really couldn’t detect any aromas other than malt. Tastes more similar to a brown ale than an irish. No hops and a bland flavor.