JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark clear copper color with a small, but stable light tan head. Light toffee and hint of hops in the aroma. This is one of those brews that needs to be warmed prior to drinking. Cool room temperture, brings out the flavors here. I've had this at tasting where they have been served cold and found very little to talk about in this one. Light caramel, dark bitter chocolate, with mild dark fruitiness and a buttery finish. Lingering malt in the finish that makes you want more. This would be a nice strong session ale. Maybe it's just me, but does the first beer of the day often taste better than perhaps the next? Fiddler's Elbow here I come!
Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It is too bad that they spent more on there label than they did on the ingredients of there beer.
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great copper color, with minimal head. A nice roasted malt taste, with a small and subtle chocolate taste included aswell.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark brown color. Light tan head. A slight buttery aroma. Fairly good malt flavor, just a touch too thin. Taste isn't bad, just not great.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beautiful dark copper body: clear, with tremendous lace. The rest is rather boring--thin. Watery body with watery Bass-like flavor.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
malty nose, copper hue with an off-white head, low carbonation, malty with some hoppy bitterness, treacle like, the aftertaste is a little watery.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2003
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Extremely bitter and slushy. Horrible typical English bitter ale with low carbonation. Yhy can't they make beer in the UK?
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A disappointment. Looks nice: dark clear maple, thick creamy head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is on the weak side, though, caramel but with some interesting lemon hints. Flavor is flat, malty, virtually hop-free at the front but becoming significantly bitter at the end, which also contains hints of sour-milkiness and tin. Can't recommend.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First tried the Fiddler's Elbow and figured it was good enough to try something else from Wychwood. Rather dark, malty. Pretty good finish. Good for the winter months.
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full-bodied oh yes, but well- balanced oh no, not in my opinion. But a warmer at any time of the year.