Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(On tap) Copperish color with fine head. Mild aroma and very creamy palate. Slightly bland flavor, malt has some sweetness in it. Hops come up mildly in the end. Little bit of weak and light bodied for ESB, waited more of this beer. Nice lace.
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another great ESB. This one also enjoys a nice full aroma of hops and sweet fruit -- not citrusy. The taste is all there and the 5.5% gives it a nice backbone -- this is not a greene king IPA.
larsniclas (5891) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Rover, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Brown with an off-white head.
Really not much aroma; some chocoalte and toffee.
Fine bitterness with notes of chocolate.
Very much like an ordinary Bombardier.
Earlier Rating: 10/26/2003 Total Score: 2.9
Draught at Plain Kitchen, Gothenburg.
Amber with an off-white, small head.
A weak aroma with some dill(?).
A soft palate and a bitter, somewhat fruity flavour.
Ernest (6540) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body
is dark reddish-amber. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, toasted bread,
caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers, apricot, orange), with notes of plum,
Bit-O-Honey, and diacetyl. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic,
lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately
bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Very nice
quaffing ale here...clean and extremely well-balanced. Nothing
mind-blowing, but surprisingly solid (based on the average score here)
and a fair bit more flavorful than quite a lot of similarly priced
English imports. Very nice/interesting color, too, like mahogany...and
with a lasting head, that’s good for a perfect score in my book. Thumbs up.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown colour with small creamy head. Not much in the aroma. Flavor is malty and fruity, with hints of caramel.
ddenomme (36) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2004
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I sampled the bottled version. Nice looking, dark brown colour, little head. Smoothly dark, slightly bitter taste, good finish. Coffee and fruit. A bit thin for my taste and the aroma less than you’d expect. Overall, OK to good.
Aurelius (4561) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2005 Everything I’d expect in appearance from an English Bitter. Cool bottle, light cola brown, big poofy head. Furity, lightly smoked yeasty bitter aroma. Upon re-rating, I notice the aroma of green boiled peanuts. Mildly metallic, somewhat pruney or otherwise fruity. Foam is definitely metallic. Hops are understated but they and the darker malts kick in over time. Some coffee. A mild brew with sturdy character. Moderately sweet. Subdued coffee and bitter finish.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice red colour. Weak aroma. Not very tasty, though it is rather weak. Mild flavour and some hops in finish.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at The Salisbury in Covent Garden, London. Very Good Bitter. Fruit. Give ’er a sip why don’t ya!
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2004 Brown one pint bottle this is 5.2% Vol though.Poured a clear dark mahogany with frothy white gold head. Hop aroma.Some lacing. Nicely balanced hop malt with wood flavour. Full mouthfeel with slightly citrus bitter finish.This is a nice pint which seems to get better as the glass is drained.