Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent ESB. Dark chocolatey appearance (looked a bit like a chocolate coke). Smooth and delightful taste. Chocolate, malt, and perhaps a bit of butter. A winner.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
awesome looking bottle. aroma is a little strange, might be because of the clear glass bottle. taste is unaffected, and is pleasant to drink.
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 (13359) - 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 (1609) - 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 (2250) - 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 (1062) - 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 ..!..