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) - Pennsylvania, 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 (4721) - 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 (10320) - 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.