Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2005
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quite skunky, somethings not right here, some malty notes, creamy head, newcastle style. Not a particular favorite.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Quite malty with a slight skunky flavour (as prevoiusly noted). Not a whole lot more to this beer, no significant hop flavour. Wasn’t too bad a beer, but not really worth the price.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Avery unpleasant brew Diacetyl and other off flavors dominate the nose for me. one of the worst from a very poor brewery.
2philosophers (16) - Ridgewood, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark ruby red and clear, with an average-sized, frothy head. This is a mild, enjoyable English brown ale, very smooth and fairly malty, with roasted grain notes. Similar in style to Newcastle, but slightly more complex.
imdownthepub (11474) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, Pasteurised. Brown beer with slight white head. Overbrewed beer in a bottle, a little on the vegetable, cabbagy side. Nice dark malt flavour with some late hops, not as good as the cask.
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2005
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an auburn/brown with an inch of light tan head that took about 3 mins to settle into a ring. Looks very carbonated initially, but settled down. Flavor is a bit watery, but noticable malts and hops. Also a strange vegtable (perhaps celery) taste right before swallowing. Doubt I will try it again, but then Ive never really taken to many ESB’s.
temporrari (389) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 Strange beer. I can’t really describe it’s flavor or aroma. Not like anything I’ve had before. I didn’t like it all that much, but I’d be willing to drink it for free.
oh6gdx (22854) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, 5.2%. Dark red/brown colour. Aroma mainly of malt and hops, not much of anything else. Mild flavour of malt and caramel with hints of fruit and chocolate. Bittersweet aftertaste.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2009 500mL Bottl. Deep ruby auburn clear pour. Copious off-white head, slowly diminishing. Decent lacing. Typical malt and hops aroma, with nothing particular standing out. Surprising complex taste. Dominated by yeast and buttery toffee, but backed with some mossy and filbert notes. Thin on the palate. A little flat and stale. Minerals dominate the finish. Dryish.
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish brown. Flavor is malty with brown sugar and sour fruit. Finish is somewhat alcoholic and a little grassy. Body was a bit watery. Not a great beer, but I wouldn’t turn one down. I fond the bottle and label designs to be pretty swell.