Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Gate. Poured dark orange/brown with minor aroma of malt. Taste was malty and a bit of chocolate with some bitterness in the aftertaste. Nothing entirely special
Lubiere (10840) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange brown ale with a thick dirty off-white head. Rather grassy lager aroma. Some maltiness with nutty notes in the attack, but with not much else in the finsih, rather like slightly bitter mineral water with tonic. Dull.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 1, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
on draft: i have heard about this beer forever and couldnt wait to taste it once i saw it on draft at the bar. i was wrong for waiting. not much of a beer very watery and thin with a caramel toffee flavor that rolls around and goes away. if you want to have a smithwicks and dont want the alcohol or have to go to the bar. get a piece of caramel and drink with cold water and youll get the same impression. uninteresting.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2004 Aroma is ok, it poured very foamy. Flavour is fairly balanced between hops and malt although it’s a bit thin. Rather boring flavour and the more I drank the less I liked it.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 29, 2004
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Okra’s in Manassas, VA. Burguny-brown color with a small, unattractive white head. Not much of a smell just some sugars and skuny malt. Taste is equally as plain and boring. I have no clue how this beer is rated so well. I found it to be disappointing and below average.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 27, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the Cricketeer’s Arms. Murky brown in color. Flat with no head. This ale has no taste. I would say that it was crap. I’m very underwhelmed with any sense of malt body or hops to this one. Better than corn-based macro swill, but not much.
irishjac (1) - Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2004 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best ale I ever tasted--no longer a need to travel to Ireland nor Canada to relish it--can’t wait till it is available for home consumption
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours an amberish colour with a thick creamy head. Malty, toffee nose. Tastes of caramel and mild hops with a bit of a metallic after taste. An O.K session beer but I would choose others.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft. Slightly sweet, nutty, with a touch of caramel and nice malt flavor. I was relaxing on the patio of a pub in Santa Monica, and this really hit the spot.
argo0 (11955) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft) Creamy beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is mild sweet, toasty,malty, some caramel, earthy, light peat. Taste is mild sweet, caramel, some earthy, light peat. Smooth, light-medium body. Ok for what it is.