DocLock (8579) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear dark amber, with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, toffee, brown sugar. Tastes malty, with hints of brown sugar, toffee, fruit, root beer, and a slight cabernet-dryness type finish. Yet, as it warmed, the caramelly brown sugar came out more. Very complex, very nice style.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottled, 5.2% ABV) Darkish amber color with a very small head. Sweetish, aromatic-hoppy aroma. Sweet, quite hoppy flavor with cocoa, plums and a hint of spiciness. Quite thin and rough palate. A decent ale, but lacks character and body - typically for Wychwood brews.
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bland and watery, with a hint of a metallic taste, this is a beer Iíll not be buying again.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2005 Pours a dark red with a quarter-inch foamy white head. Subtle aroma of sweet malt; flavor is sweet and malty with a touch of nuttiness and perhaps some dark fruit, maybe black cherries. Slightly sour taste with the sweet malt up front and a very light bitterness on the end. Rather smooth, drinkable ... I could probably put a few of these down with no trouble at all.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly sweet malt aroma with a bit of roastiness. Good malt backbone with the roasted malt nicely balanced and a touch of bitterness. Maltiness carries through to the finish nicely. An enjoyable English Ale.
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - JUN 12, 2004
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
pours a reddish brown with a thin head. malty cookie aromas with a slight cherry aroma. malt flavors with some fruit and an off burnt flavor. its harsh and lingering, somewhat medicinal. I think a hobgoblin pissed in the beer. not much good to say about this one.
canary dog (701) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My specimen did have a noticeable head and, when combined with the dark tan body, resulted in a handsome presentation. I thought this tasted similar to an English ESB, like Fullerís, for example. Although this wasnít quite as balanced or good as Fullerís. The maltiness was just a little too much, and this resulted in an almost repulsively sweet finish. It seems a little off in the ending balance. This brew set out for the right intentions but needs further work. The potential is there.
Christian (11804) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2005 Dark brown with little head. Malty aroma and a nice medium bitter flavour. Good creamy mouthfeel. Good average ale.
Cask conditioned: Just as average, same rating.
Choos (673) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma strong hop aroma with a slight parsnip and celery. Appearance deep ruby red, no head except for intial small bubbly head. Flavour fresh hop & malt with a hint of mocha, celery and carrot that drinks quite clean. Good slightly herbally hop aftertaste. Reasonably thick but not too balanced as its fairly bubbly. Kinda funky and interesting, would like to have another one but not the sort of thing I would drink all the time.
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice amber. I was pleasantly suprised. Dark brownish color with good lacing. A nice nutty aftertaste.