Roisterer99 (24) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve yet to hear a bad word about this beer from anyone.
pilsnerrogge (2414) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby red. Full bodied. Fruity and flavourful. Some alcohol-flavour.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Okay, I have been to England now three times, last just this past March. To the guy that was surprised by an english beer not being good, try going over there and hanging in a local(and I mean local, not tourist trap)pub. You’ll find plenty of ’miss congenialty’. Theakson on tap over there didn’t necessary thrill me
tourette (207) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Perhaps I got a bad bottle, but mine was entirely unimpressive. Thin and watery. The flavor was very boring and uninteresting. Fairly easy drinking I guess. I’ll have to find it on tap and see if it influences me to re-rate.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A good beer but too similar in taste to Newcastle and Mcewan’s IPA to merit a high score. I don’t taste much fruit at all, more roasted malts than anything.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Incredible. I like the slight fruity flavor. Easy drinking, but a little thin. Not very bitter at all.
Colpitts (59) - Sussex, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 14, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mmmm, good beer. Nice color, sweet taste.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very unique. A dark ruby red with a slight rim of foam. Fruity flavors but undescribable by me. Good palate and a smooth drink--well done and very complex. I’d like to revisit this one.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Re-Rate 06/11/02: Deep garnet, the head is beige and dissipates rather quickly, leaving adequate lace to coat the glass. Malt dominates the nose, hints of caramel, and a touch of spice. Sweet malt start, the middle medium, the finish moderately carbonated, acidic, dry and nicely hopped, leaving a long lasting dry aftertaste.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s close to being incredible, but not quite there. Very dark, black-brown with a big, creamy head. Nice nose, very smoky with lots of caramel, chocolate, and freshly brewed coffee. Flavor is again of coffee, but has plenty of sweetness and tastes of candy. Is a mite thin and watery, would like it to be creamier. Still quite enjoyable, but still just an improved palate away from perfection.