dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had this in a pint bottle, enjoyed it very much, hint of hops but balanced very well as you drink
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yummy and quaffable and very easy to drink even though there is not much too it. Standard fare ESB, bready malt somewhat of a smooth mouthfeel, with some nice bittering hops
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m inclined to think this is underrated. This produces a decent head with some cascades of lacing, a very malty, chocolate/toffee nose and taste, with satisfying body and hoppiness. Very toasty and earthy. The metallic aftertaste was the only major flaw.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nutty brown color with a fine thick head. Malty nose with light fruit driven hops. Soft mouthfeel with a nutty flavor and piney finish. Nice beer.
CiroFerrara (85) - USA - DEC 29, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Oh my God, this beer is so nasty. Rare taste of sweet products, but at the same time it leaves you with a very strange bitter after taste. Disappointment!
presario (4650) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper with lasting creamy head. Light malty nose. Very quaffable beverage. Light fruity taste. Some hops and caramel flavours.
pivnizub (8920) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark amber coloured, big, firm beige head; malty and distinctive hoppy flavour; quite dry malty and hoppy taste; longer lasting finish: aromatic hops, malts and dry fruit; well rounded, creamy mouthfeel; good balance between aromatic hops and dried fruit..................
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had one of these at the Winking Lizard. Nose of wheat and berries with an initial hint of
figs, and plums as brew warms; could be bolder. The brew pours a clear dark copper.
The massive creamy tan head is tight and fully lasting. The lace hangs on the side of the
pint glass in sheets. The well balanced flavor is huge. Strong starting tones of pecans
and coffee. The warm alcoholic middle transcends into dried fruit and a rich bittersweet
finish. The medium creamy body is soft.
szczepan (3) - Canterbury, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2005 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
568ml bottle. Lovely deep ruby colour and persistent though thin head. Subdued, musky, Christmas spice aroma like mulled wine that takes a good swirl to release.
Firm body with a strong peppery finish. Shame about the overt English marketing.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Dusky tobacco tinged nose. Red-brown body with a reasonable cream head leaving fair lace. Bready and just slightly fruity. Maybe a little sour too. Slightly hoppy and generally mellow all round. Nothing much to write home about but not bad either.