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.
TBone (12816) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2004
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, alc. 5.2% ABV (BB 05/2005)
Red-brown, small creamy head. Hoppy, typical British ale nose. Slightly bitter, quite watery.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2004
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle pours like a coke with not much of a head.
aroma is kinda pissy ,reminds me of a malt liqour.
taste is a bit sweet, watery, and metalic. soury finish.
wont buy again
pootzboy (1594) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think this is misclassified..it has a lot of brown ale characteristics. 5.5%AVB in a clear bottle. Poured a crystal clear brown-amber with a smallish off white cap which reduces to a nice surface covering lace. Lightly carbonated. Aromas are fairly pronounced…roasted caramel malts , grassy hops, some spice notes and a slight mustiness..nice nose to this brew. Starts with a large buttery mellow malt body…great burnt toffee tastes that give way to a wonderful licorice taste as the hops kick in…finish drops off rather quickly with the lingering licorice discernment that hangs in as an after taste…..a nice brown ale…I love how they got the licorice effect with the hop/malt balance …but over priced and with the clear glass container there is a chance of getting a skunked bottle.
mds (2221) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. opaque copper in appearance. frothy head leaves no lacing around the glass. aroma of raisins. flavour is sweet and malty with a slightly bitter finish. somewhat uninteresting, but worth a try I guess.
madquacker (1045) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2004
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very little aroma. Well balanced charcoal of a blackbeer but without overdoing it. Would be excellent on tap.
AAO (102) - Næstved, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice braun golden color and a bir creamy head, the perfect beer-look! Smell is bitter fruity. Taste is gentle and sweet, very creamy and finish is toffiee. A good ale... but maby a bit to sweet ..!..
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not bitter in my opinion because it lacked the sickening over hopped bite of some dark beers. It had a ruby color and some fruit and coffee notes. Tasted stout like to me. Far above average without knocking my socks off. Fairly unique for the fruity aftertaste
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reddish amber color with a weak head. Nose is very faint and what could be discerned was malty. The mouthfeel was watery and flat and dull. The flavor was bland. Great label but crap beer. Doubt if bottling this in brown bottles would have helped.