austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A deliciously sweet, malty English ale not all that different from Olde Suffolk Ale. Low alcohol content means I can drink all I like. The Northdown hops are an unusual variety and are very subtly used here. Terrific!
PorterPounder (5339) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice heavy fruity/malty aroma. Appearance - suspended particles in a thick brown pour that has a persistent creamy white head. Stonrg finish - keeps its flavor throughout. One of the better ales I have sampled.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice malty aroma, with just a hint of alcohol, which is surprising at only 5%. Poured a nice dark brown, with a large off-white head. Strong malty flavors, with a hint of alcohol again. A light little bitter finish. All in all, quite pleasant, and very drinkable.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thick creamy head upon a body of deep amber brown. Slightly sweet aroma with bitter undertones. A slightly sweet smoked nut flavor with a bitter hoppy finish.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An orange/amber appearance, with a moderate head. Slight hops aroma. Flavors of caramel with slight peat. Not a lot of complexity. Sometimes when someone says traditional they mean boring.
Aurelius (4027) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peaty, bockish aroma. Chestnut brown, darker than the pic, with foamy head. A little briney, presents with a watery initial flavor, then turning to a sweet and bock/ale flavor. Excellent and drinkable brew.
fatbeegc (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2002 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Toasty, creamy, with a rocky head. Not as pleasant as some other english ales..say Thomas Hardy.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and not unpleasant, yet the finish is disquietingly reminiscent of Pearl River Bridge brand soy sauce. Also note that the contents of the bottle I got were much much darker than that pictured.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Simple yet very pleasant.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - JAN 10, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pleasant strong ale. nice malt blend gives it a strog malt flavour with a caramelized taste. hints of cffee and chocolate in there somewhere.
has a good hop balance.
comes in a nice 500ml bottle and is reasonably good value for money