Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle conditioned] A hazy amber beer with a small off-white head. The aroma contains quite a bit of alchol, but also some hops. The flavor is powerful with strong notes of alcohol, caramel, and bitter hops. The end is quite bitter.
Sigmund (4499) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, bought at Selfridge’s, London. This bottle conditioned "original" IPA has a slightly hazy deep golden colour and a fluffy head. The hops are what it’s all about in the aroma and flavour - lovely citrussy aroma with hints of oak and leather, flavour has a distinct resin-like bitterness with notes of grapefruit on a subdued background of dusty malty sweetness. Interesting beer.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Botle conditioned. First thing to strike me is a faint ’homebrew’ aroma. Malty with nutty sulphurous yeast aromas. Not sweet with a slight hoppy finish.
Kevin (2007) - Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The last of the treasures from mark. thanks again and i hope to send more your way when the opportunity presents itself. pours slight orange brown with a thick creamy head. aroma is sweet barbecue and hops, very nice slightly sour aroma that is inviting. taste, hmmmmm, nice bitter with a grape tannin note. finish is like a candy orange slice. an interesting beer.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy amber with a small white head. Aroma of florals and citrus. Flavor of mild hops, not much else. Fairly mediocre English bitter.
Stew41 (1624) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a big fluffy head with good retention. Looks IPA like with orange / coppor hues and smells pretty close with some herbal, hoppy notes. Very malt driven palate with no bitterness or hops seen at all early but thet did appear over time. Malt notes are very nice, sweet and have a milky feel. Nice beer but not text book me thinks.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured clear amber with a thin tan head...smell is warm with pine and citrus...taste is a little thin but excellent earth flavors...nice...
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Had a big nose. Taste was slightly medicinal, but in a nice way. Slightly dirty tasting with a ferric hint. Not my cup of tea, but I can see how other people could enjoy this. Thanks to maelb and Kevin42.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I finally get to try this.... The modern bottle, painted directly on the glass, is exceptionally well designed. An orange/lemon fruity twange comes out of the caramel. Gentle aroma. Good frothing head, golden color. Lingering simple bitterness but the flavor is more pedestrian. Thinnish body. Not all that remarkable in my opinion; the aroma trumped the flavor by a wide margin. Thanks maeib and Kevin42!
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color and a big off white head. Malty aroma with a hint of hops. Bitter taste in a medium body. dry finish. Not bad.