Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very nice. lots of flavors come together. not as thick as i expected. hard to describe, and very drinkable.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Top Beer! Nuff Said
Crit (3357) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coke color with huge tan head. Fruity malt nose. Full bodied cloying malt taste. Great Lace
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The guy at the liquor store warned me that this was like no beer I’d had before, and he was right! This stuff smells DELICIOUS. Smells malty and toffeesque. The taste is somewhat of a letdown after the inviting aroma, but it’s still very good. Solid malty taste with a bit of a creamy aspect. The ’banana notes’ were there, but I don’t know if I’d have picked them out w/o being apprised of them.
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - NOV 25, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On 25Nov2002, I finally reacquainted myself with this old favorite.
Looking back, I’m glad I bought a six pack. Very nearly a perfect
ale. It pours with a beautiful deep brown color and a creamy, lacy
head. Gentle aromas of butterscotch and caramel malt. The flavor
of this beer is pefectly balanced between sweet malt and nutty/buttery
smoothness, and a persistent effervescence, with lots of alcohol and
adequate bittering hops.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2004 This was a nice surprise to have picked up on a friends recommendation. As i sit here *sip* partaking of the goodness i am reminded of how mildly pleasant an english strong ale is. The color is a deep amber, bordering on hints of brown with a minute head which dies quickly. The aroma is very pleasant with hints of malt and roast that invite the drinker...being me! The taste is very pleasant for an english ale..mildly malty, with a hint of roast as it goes down, then the fruity aftertones. The carbonation is a bit moer than i would ask for, but i really do like the roastiness here. Definitely worth another buy.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 All darkness when in the shade, but ruby secrets shine through when in the sun..aroma of raisin cinnimon buns...mellow buttery maltiness with bready notes accompanied by raisin and walnuts...seeps down your throat as if it were medicated to sooth..If one could eat england, this is how I would like it to taste
heykevin (1277) - 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.