BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - gravity (Huddersfield BF 2004): Clouded light amber appearance. Strong fruity, biscuity malt aroma. Mildly sweet biscuity flavor, hoppy citrus, spicy bitter balance.
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2012 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. On its day this is a beautiful cask ale full of delicate hops. Sadly today was not its day! A golden colour with a slight haze. The hops are there but unfortunately too much diacetyl leading to a butterscotch nose and taste. It was still tasty but it should be more floral and hoppy.Score 3.1
Subsequent ratings scored 3.2 and 3.3. Average becomes 3.2
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
In its cask form this once won the CAMRA beer of the year award.You can see why. Lovely hoppy aroma when you open it followed by a wonderful flowey bitterness. The taste reaches all parts of your mouth. I wasn’t expecting such a range of flavours from a 3.8 per center but this is truely an excellent beer.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2004
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Poured a very, very small white head with small-large sized bubbles that fully diminished. Transparent, uncarbonated and an orange hue. Yucky aroma - reminded me of someone having sweaty feet. Gross! Lightly bitter flavor. Smooth, dry, watery and thin mouthfeel. Light bodied beer with very sparse lacing.
thedm (4867) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 15, 2004
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This bottled brew poured a small head of quickly diminishing medium sized white colored bubbles that left behind a poor lacing, The body was uncarbonated transparent and orange brown in color. The aroma was like sweaty socks ugh! The mouth feel was thin and mildly bitter with an off hop malt taste. The flavor was thin malty and mildly bitter.
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask. Original Plough, Chelmsford. Thought I would try this again as I had it before and not been impressed. Light gold colour, rather thin body balanced by hops but it is the citrus flavour I do not like. Seems to have less flavour than a few years ago.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at several pubs in North Norfolk. Real favourite of mine when on weekends away in this neck of the woods - subtle gold colour, frothy white head diminished to pencil thin, starts flowery and hoppy, ends with a lasting bitterness.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was more than a little surprised that I had not rated this one before. Anyway, here goes. A well balanced basic bitter with a lot of bitter hops and a bit of fruity malt too. Very dry finish. Eminently drinkable. Cask (handpump), Cambridge Blue, Cambridge.
BrainDead (30) - Derby, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Prize winning and famous beer. Good settled flavours and decent palate. Quality all the way through.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2004
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
cask: This brew is extremely bitter. It drowns all other flavor-components. The texture is quite watery. Not very well brew.