heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like the raisiny sweetness of this one. Some molasses/unrefined sugar there too, a good one. Rerate 11/17/02 The most notable thing I notice is how nice the chalky water tastes here and how it (rather than hops or a yeasty dryness) dries the mouth to demand another sip.
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chestnut in color, quite thick light brown head, almost no lace. Dry soft & full malt in the nose. Dry, slightly sweet, smooth, malty, medium-body and medium hopped. Aftertaste is pleasant, smooth and more malty, also fairly long.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark pour, small head, decent lace. Initally sweet, toffee and roasted coffee in the flavor, with a slight bitter aftertaste.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light Carbonation with decent head. Nice mouthfeel. Very Solid.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells great, looks great, but lacks in overall taste. Iam sure that this is much better on tap than from a bottle. Has a nice toffee aroma and dark colors but the taste is somewhat bland.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark ruby/garnet color. Decent head and lace. Nice aroma of dark malt, toffee, nuts, raisons, bit of wet cardboard and others. Thinnish body, palate of raisons, plums, nuts and undertstated malts. Fairly clean, somewhat soft/creamy, lots of flavor with a light bitterness at end and a damn tasty brew. Recommended if you like the way the english do things.
hopscotch (8904) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2009 Bottle... Very dark, crystal clear beer with a ruby hue. Small, fizzy, khaki colored head. Quickly diminishing with decent lacing. The incredibly malty aroma delivers huge notes of caramel, milk chocolate, cream sherry and just a hint of butterscotch.
Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel. Fizzy carbonation. The flavor is very well balanced. Moderately malty up front and lightly pungent, lightly acidic and lightly bitter on the backside. Short, acidic, lightly pungent, dry finish. Very drinkable with food or nuts. Very good English ale!
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this too long ago to give a very good description as I didn’t write anything down. (i had issues with spelling) But I remember it had a really beautiful color to it. Decent head. Initially strong, but pleasant aroma which was a bit sweet if I remember correctly. The flavors varied quite a bit as it warmed but it was thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. Best I have had in awhile.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 30, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep garnet color, small head, slightly malty aroma. Malty and subtle. Fruity, slightly nutty, some yeastiness. Mild and flavorful. Taste is very smooth. Mouthfeel is very smooth. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really enjoyed this beer’s finish - warm toffee. Not exactly my favorite style, but not bad for what it is.