ales4ever (24) - gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice British ale. Strong malt with a hint of chocolate and bright fruit (strawberry, green apple?) some citrus hop flavor, goes down nice. Can be a bit skunky but overall a good beer.
HenrikSoegaard (12653) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2006 Creamy white lasting head, wonderfull dark amber colour, OK aroma and flavour.
A very good esb
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
08.05.05 500ml bottle. Dark ruby brown; medium, lasting froth. Nose, initially, is obviously oxidized, metallic. But as the head subsides a mild and slightly toasty malt emerges. Light and somewhat soapy hops, moslty floral. Something about this brew reminds me of hand creme. Meduim bodied and soft, but the oxidation re-emerges in the end, unfortunately masking some nice and nutty malt flavors. I started liking this stuff, then it shot me down.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours brown with a nice thick off white head, aroma is of roasted malt, and a slight bit of fruit and coffee hints, the taste was a smooth malty flavor with a bitter finish, beteer than average id say, but nothing great.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured an attractive Ruby with shades of purple and brown depending on the light. Medium head. Aroma is a bit coffee bitter and plum. Had a bit of a sweet and sour flavour going on. A bit thin in the mouth. Some sweet malty tones come to the front as the beer warms up a bit. Wouldn’t buy it regularly. Would like to try it on tap though. Never trust the imported clear glass bottles.
harrisoni (16583) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Certainly better than when I have had this on draught. Yeast and roast coffe on nose with good full malt in mouth and good hop finish
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An easy drinking ale with a slight smoky raisin taste, but overall pretty neutral. Not bad, but not too exciting either.
Damage (77) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 Pour a beautiful deep ruby colour with a frothy mocha head. Nose was hoppy with fruit and toffy undertones. Malt flavour with subtle bitterness. For a gimmicky beer, it wasn’t bad at all. It’s what all the kids at Hogwarts are drinking when the teachers aren’t around. (500ml bottle)
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth and lightly malty, with a light metallic hop character. Its good but not excellent. Nothing memorable and a bit overpriced.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a dark red to light brown color. Large, frothy, off-white head. Hops were the strong smell in this one with grass and citrus present. Light malts also there. Many malts in the taste. Light to medium body. I was surprised by the light taste of this dark. Was expecting a deeper taste.