bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smelled like apples, and definately malty. My first beer from 3 Floyds, definately looking forward to more.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight bread aroma. Malty tasting beer with a roasted, slight smokey flavor. I didn't think I would like this beer, but it was a pleasant suprise.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light ruby brown hue. Lightly smokey nose. Small sticky beige head. Very smooth. Medium bodied, great fruitiness, liight smoke in the background, and a hopped up finish. Very nicely done, I really enjoy this. These guys brew some hefty s***.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - My first taste of this Brewer's beer and I really enjoyed it. Very full-bodied and malty. Finish is long and dry. I can't wait to try the rest of their beers.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
reminescent of our childhood favorite beer... beer chang. primary taste is a smooth and delicious aftertaste.
Nate (3648) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity aroma, tea. Malty with a little hops. Brown sugar sweet and a bit of tang. Light off-white foamy lacing head over red-brown clear liquid. Medium thick body with medium-heavy carbonation. Malty and light sweetness. Light hops taste - a nice balance. Smooth sweet nutty finish and after. Dry bitterness too. Alcohol and a bit of grapefruit. Nice scottish ale.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - APR 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color with very little head. Sticky, salty, touch of smoke, touch of wood, slight floral aroma. Sweet with a bit of a bitter/smokey finish. A little over carbed.
Nuffield (3665) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very subtle Scottish ale, with a good clinging head over a red-amber body. Caramel and raisin, almost suggestive of a low-key barleywine. Musty and fruity, suggesting dried fruits. Good, but not remarkable. (on tap, Clark Street Ale House, Chicago, IL)
badgerben (4386) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2010 Original Rating, April 1, 2003: I can smell the malt. I was surprised at how light it is, very brown or amberish. "Big malty body" does not do it justice. I like it much better than the nutty flavor of Bellhaven and other scottish ales Iíve had. Very nice.
Re-rating, January 25, 2010, Burnís Night: Dark reddish-brown color with a small, collapsing head. Strong aroma of caramel, toast and biscuit. The caramel and biscuit scream out in the taste. Light roasted barley. Quite earthy. I really wish I could get my hands on this more often.
BeerMonkey (11) - Lansing, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smooth drinker. It's a good alternative if you're not a hophead. Smooth palate, moderate sweetness, and no unpleasant aftertaste, this beer was my first love at Floyds before Black Sun.