lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark amber beer with red shine and normal head. This beer has a good malty aroma with a touch of Oveltine = (Chocolate drink). It has a round light taste with a small hint of lemongrass. The afthertaste is well in balance and ends with a good hoppy bitterness.
jew02 (16) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A realy good beer. I drank it right out of the bottle. Has a sweet aroma to it, which invites you to take a taste. Tastes like a English ale should. Full flavor. If you like Newcastle you will like this.
DarkStar22769 (100) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From 500ml bottle poured into imperial pint glass; insignificant head, thick on the circumference but thin to non-existent elsewhere; clear ruby colour. Smooth, buttery aroma. Full palate, quite pleasing. Very smooth with little harshness or bitterness. Flavour was very sweet with a predominance of butterscotch. Hoppiness was minimal but for the very end of the swallow. Not a bad bitter.
JonMoore (1840) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Ruby red with short lived brownish head, no lacing. Light aroma. Caramel taste with slightly hoppy, bitter, malty finish, quite carbonated. Quite impressive.
pintbypint (2541) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from 500ml clear bottle. Ruby red, head poured thick and creamy but thinned out quickly. Light but woody and malty aroma. Taste is fruity, end with burnt caramel, some dark chocolate and some hop bitterness. 5.2 abv
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with almost no head. Not much of an aroma. Flavor of licorice, malt
and hops at the end.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent ESB. Dark chocolatey appearance (looked a bit like a chocolate coke). Smooth and delightful taste. Chocolate, malt, and perhaps a bit of butter. A winner.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
awesome looking bottle. aroma is a little strange, might be because of the clear glass bottle. taste is unaffected, and is pleasant to drink.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2004 500ml Bottle. Familiar Wychwood smell when the bottle is opened. Pours a dark brown, with a smallish creamy head. A sweet, possibly chocolatey taste detected, some hoppiness as well.
Not bad, not a classic though.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of pine and a bit of fruit. Pours a copper brown, thin disipating head. Sweetness (fruity), and some hops in there. Not too bad. Lucky I didn’t get a skunker with that clear bottle.