SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper, off-white head. Skunky aroma, if you try really hard you can find some roasted malt behind that awful smell. Roasted malt, caramel and alcohol flavors. The alcohol has too much presence for 5.5% ABV. Bitterness and skunk finish. I just don’t get why some breweries are stupid enough to package their beers in clear bottles. Great label though.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Initial aroma was skunky, and I know this just hit the shelf a couple of days ago. Clear bottles be damned! Fortunately, the skunkiness was not pronounced in the taste. Unfortunately, there’s not anything in the flavor to particularly recommend this one anyway. Slightly sweet toasty malt flavor with hints of diacetyl. Run of the mill English ale with a very boring, semi-bitter hop profile. Cloying, caramel sweetness in the finish. Nicely designed label, now just concentrate on the brewing some more.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
slight choclate, hits the back of the throat, fruity and hoppy as the glass goes on
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pleasantly sweet aroma. Opens with strong aromatic hoppiness, the middle is fruity with sweet maltishness. Finishes malty. Lingering aftertaste. I did not detect any of the skunkiness some raters have complained of, but then, I guess living in the UK I get the beer more fresh.
JBWalters3 (26) - USA - SEP 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Could be better but nothing to complain about. If I was stuck on an abondoned island, no problem with this being the only drink.
Racegoer (352) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2002
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2005 another weak Brit import, 5.5%ABV Doubtful.Look at the long nose on the Goblin that ought to tell you the story, weak Brit brew, they call this an English stong Ale, not in front of me they don’t. damnn candy asses. Another Loser from across the pond. NOT recommended, pour it down the drain
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice colour. malt flavour, slight hoppiness. Vanilla or slight fruit taste.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Weird flavor combination but I can’t pinpoint why. Slight fruit and bitterness, almost like it’s rotten fruit. Cool bottle art!
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours deep ruby with a thin head. slightly alcoholic, roasty nose. dried fruit and lots of sweet malt. hops show themselves more at the end.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark auburn color. Alcohol, some hops and a little bit of chocolate in the nose. Hints of fruit, chocolate, yeast and a faintly bitter, well balanced hoppy finish. Nice strong ale.