ross (2120) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow this is a damn good beer. i was kinda hesitant about payin 3.99 for a 500 ml, but i figure if it cost that you cant go wrong, i was right, this is a great ale. something i will purchase again :)
SecretSquirrel (20) - Sheffield, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not special, but a consistently good brew. I've never had the pleasure of trying the cask conditioned, but the bottled version is actually quite refreshing without loss of character when chilled a little.
The only gripe I have is that I can never find it around hallow'een due to the carling drinkers buying it for "novelty value" :?
Sigmund (5552) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(500 ml bottle). Dark brown colour, low head. Aroma of malts and ensilage. Flavour has some maltiness, some bitterness - but lacks complexity. Cool bottle and label promises more than the beer keeps. Probably better cask conditioned?
Braudog (5965) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark as night with a bit of head, but it died quickly. There's a tad bit of an aroma. The beer itself is chalky, spicy, and somewhat smoky. Pretty good European style ale.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
brownish-amber color with small tan head. a very mild beer, some spiciness and fruit, but overall nothing exciting
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like its tameness. it doesnt need to smack you in the face. This was great with a steak, in fact its the ideal accompanyment as it didnt distract from the flavor of the beef and vice versa. Pretty standard english ale flavor. Decent example of the style. Light smoke/molasses and finishes with a weird "fruit" flavor. I think the best part is the awesome packaging.
eczematic (1321) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
not quite sure i'm man enough to take the full onslaught of 5.5% abv here. pretty tame beer really - sweet, malty, and very bland, saved by a nice chocolatey/fugglesy-spicy finish. not actively offensive, just boring.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Too much going on for this to be a truly good beer. Sweet malt, coffee or chocolate bitterness, slight sourness of an English ale, and a hoppy bitter finish. Dark brown ale with almost no head or lacing.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fast disapperaing off-white head. Dark-brown colour. Sweet and malty aroma. Taste; chocolate and a finishing bitterness. Not bad but not impressive either.
BBB63 (6364) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown color, good head and some lacing, medium-bodied. Hint of caramel/toffee, semi-sweet chocolate, oak, and blackberry, a very pleasant aroma. Fizzy mouthfeel, clean compared to Wychwood other beers. Good balance on the palate between sweet/smoky malts and fruity hops, dry finish. This is the one beer from this brewery that I've had and would buy again. Just not sure if I would call this a strong ale, maybe an amber/brown?