scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma gives off a fruity flavor. This ale
starts with the fruity flavor that transitions into a aromic hop flavor
and ends with a slight smoky flavor. Very tasty!
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer had the smallest bit of skunk smell to it. I think it is because it comes in a damn clear bottle. In any case, the beer poured a nice reddish brown color with a 1/2 inch white head. Tasted similar to an Oktoberfest style beer but maybe thats just me. Not bad.
argo0 (11092) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown with a bit of red, off-white head. Earthy hoppy aroma. Flavor is malty and relatively sweet, though aftertaste is earthy bitter.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 9, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown Color, small head. Nice malty barley aroma. Some chocolate to the malts, Mouthfeel is slightly thin. Aftertaste is slightly malty.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Seemed fresh (but the brewery is less than 40 miles from my house). Rich dark ale, coffee flavours. Almost like a stout. Good.
leaparsons (7495) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roast malts and caramel flavours but thin on the palate. Could do with a thicker, "chewy" consistency. Its merely OK.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper, off-white head. Skunky aroma, if you try really hard you can find some roasted malt behind that awful smell. Roasted malt, caramel and alcohol flavors. The alcohol has too much presence for 5.5% ABV. Bitterness and skunk finish. I just don’t get why some breweries are stupid enough to package their beers in clear bottles. Great label though.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Initial aroma was skunky, and I know this just hit the shelf a couple of days ago. Clear bottles be damned! Fortunately, the skunkiness was not pronounced in the taste. Unfortunately, there’s not anything in the flavor to particularly recommend this one anyway. Slightly sweet toasty malt flavor with hints of diacetyl. Run of the mill English ale with a very boring, semi-bitter hop profile. Cloying, caramel sweetness in the finish. Nicely designed label, now just concentrate on the brewing some more.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
slight choclate, hits the back of the throat, fruity and hoppy as the glass goes on
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pleasantly sweet aroma. Opens with strong aromatic hoppiness, the middle is fruity with sweet maltishness. Finishes malty. Lingering aftertaste. I did not detect any of the skunkiness some raters have complained of, but then, I guess living in the UK I get the beer more fresh.