OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml clear bottle. Dark red amber colour with a frothy off-white head. Earthy, bready, and toffeeish aroma. Caramel, fruity, and bready malts with a lightly fruity bitter finish. Medium bodied, soft, but lightly fizzy mouthfeel.
Eructoblaster (3336) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - 500ml. Very nice dark ruby body topped with a thin off-white head. Pleasant malty/hoppy nose with some woody, spicy, and flowery notes. Good surprise: thereís no skunkiness! The mouthfeel and its long dry finish are definitely dominated by bitterness. Some light hints of oak and roasted cereals are present. Decently flavoured, and very drinkable.
freekyp (1619) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep red-auburn with a fluffy tan head. Crystal clear for its color, this brew entices with a malty spicy nose. the flavor does not dissapoint. Medium bodied with a full flavor profile that belies its sprightly step. Lots of brown sugar aroma and flavor, hops are straight up the middle and well balanced.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Garnet color. Deep rich sheen and nice. The fine froth makes you feel like youíre sipping from a cloud. Just a touch of woody sharpness to the aroma, like a fine aged timber lent itself to the effort. Clear bottle leaves nothing to the imagination. Sad. Drank this in celebration of the 2004 World Champion Boston Red Sox. Flavor is a bit reminicent of those good olí Massachusetts baked beans, the kind that are fired in a kettle overnight with maple syrup, pork and brown sugar in them. Tastes like long-awaited New England victory. Mm.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown Coloring. White Head. Little Bit of Hops on the Nose. Dry at the End. and Taste Like Bad Grains... Had Better Bitters... Although I LOVED their ad in a beer magazine...TOO MUCH FLAVOR FOR YOU LAGER BOY?! ..too bad they canít live up to that...
jgentgesdo (681) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 25, 2004
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a nice brown color with thin head. Alas! Skunked out of the bottle. Whatever nice subtle malty notes I should no doubt detect in this fine ESB, or mild hops fruitiness, is overwhelmed by UV ray created skunkotastic. How unfortunate. I will try again someday, but right now... oy veh!
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pretty deep ruby-amber color that is topped by a creamy light tan colored head. The aroma is predominantly malty, with a deep fruitiness reminiscent of raisins and cherries, perhaps a bit of cough syrup as well. Quite light on the palate up front, which moves to a soft malty sweetness and the same type of fruitiness as in the nose. Actually this is pretty nice, it is easy drinking and is driven by the light maltiness and the ale-yeast derived fruitiness. Definitely a good session beer.
aracauna (3236) - Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber with a good head. Almost looked like it was nitrous poured. Dark caramel, apple peels and wood in the flavor and aroma. Nice flavor, but it was perhaps a bit on the thin and light side. Iím glad I got to try it on tap, though. Iíve heard some horror stories about the Wychwood clear bottles.
ogivlado (6287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled(500ml). -dark amber coloured, malty and hoppy taste, fruity aroma, mild spicy flavor, nice fruity finish
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - OCT 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle out of an opened case. Poured a nice red with an ivory head. Aroma was big, with hops that really reminded me of Saaz, although Iím no expert. Flavor was a little spoiled by a parmesan cheese bite, but malt and a nice hop bite were there as well. Decent, but not really worth the money.