tomthompson89 (1979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice english, big white head color is dark amber, lotsa malts on the nose, some hops, a little sweetness too velvety texture, well balanced a good session ale
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2007
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Typical mass sub par English beer aroma, toffee with a bit of hop earthiness. Crystal clear clarity, you know us yanks just hate bottle conditioned beer so I really don’t blamed them for filtering the crap out of it, thin ring of foam that leaves no lacing. Taste is a wonderful mix of cardboard and more cardboard with a fairly dry finish, pretty much the highlight of the beer is that the finish destroys the initial flavor. An uninspired beer, the score keeps getting worse as my glass is emptied.
churchill00 (154) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Caught my attention by the label (sucker for any take on the English flag--not the Union Jack). Pretty clear, medium head. Dry throughout & fizzy. Pretty dang bitter. Dang.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Aromas of grass and raisin with a hint of caramel. Light brown color, beige fine head, good lace. Very grassy, raisin, caramel, stale bitterness. A bit thin. Starts very nice but with a very short finish.
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Beiaard, A’dam. Red coloured bitter. Some head. Well prickly. Malty, with standard bitter flavours. Fine enough.
Rictus (126) - Dothan, Alabama, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber. Small white head. Little smell. Smooth bittersweet taste. love the hops in this beer. Not much else detectable though. Feels like most ales. Not bad
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. A rather red colour with a fast disappearing head, very malty aroma. The taste is also rather malty, a typical british ale - not bad but nothing special. A everyday beer
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 13, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Large stubby bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a deep burnt amber color, with a minimal tan colored head. Aromas are of burnt sugars, dry oak logs, musty basements.
Flavors are of chalk, burnt wood, dry oak leaves. Medium mouthfeel. Medium body. Not a good ESB in my book.
Too dry & astringent for my tastes.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a tan head. Malty bready aroma with dried fruits. Malty flavour with a nice bitterness.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2007 50 cl can, 4,3% (Norwegian). Cloudy amber with off-white head.Fruity malt, ok bitterness. A bit thin, watery body. I want more bitterness in my bitter.