CapFlu (4462) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was wondering why this brew was flying off the shelf at the local Lick’er Bored; its actually quite a nice English Ale. Pours a reddish amber colour. Has a sweet and fruity flavour with a bitter finish...
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red brown color with a medium thick head and good lace. Sweet fruity aroma with malt and hop accents. Sweet fruity malt flavor with a hoppy, bitter finish. Great flavor complexity. Smooth, full bodied and slightly warming.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 25, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nothing really special here. Some nice malty tones, but it also has an odd musk that doesn’t work. Too thin mouthfeel.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2002
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2004 Very nice looking beer, does have a skunky aroma like the "fiddlers elbow" I have had. (probably the clear bottle. Nice malty flavor, slightly dry & weak finish. Re-rate 01/08/2004. This was worse the 2nd time around, even more skunk.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby amber hue. Nice fizzy whitish head. Nose is somewhat skunky, light malts. Pale malts first, light to medium bodied, big bitterness and fruit in the finish. Very drinkable, although there is kind of an "off" taste in the middle. Label is great.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 8, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild fruity chocolate aroma.Dark crimson appearance.Dry balanced chocolate malt flavor.Mild hoppr finish.
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much aroma, nice bitterness/ malt blend taste, very well balanced, but nothing special here. I wouldn’t buy it again, but I would drink it again. Definetely Wychwood’s best offering though!!
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2003 Dark coca-cola hue with a light brown head. Toasted malt nose. Coffee roasted malt and toffee flavours with a lengthy finish.
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2003 best till June 2004 Rerated from a holiday gift pack from the LCBO. Finally a fresh one to rate. Nothing too dicerning in the aroma. Malts present. However this time around I notice more roastedness in the flavour and the metallic skunk notes are gone compleatly due to this being pretty fresh. Mild hop bitter. Quite decent and refreshing. I'm sure the fresher this beer is the finer it would taste. I dropped the aroma rating down a notch and raised the flavour up one from my last rating
necromessiah99 (5) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2002 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
excellent beer.. nice coppery red hue.. very soft and smooth with a subtle chocolate malt taste... only piss drinking slack jawed rednecks would’nt like this beer