Stew41 (1625) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad at all. A classic bitter style with balls. Dark apricot in colour with a very thin head. Very clear. Nose is fairly traditional but shows a slighly cooked / heavy malt note. Caramel, toffee and mild fruits drive the flavour. lots of malts here and I couldn’t really pick up much in the hop department. Late bitter kick.
gnoff (7036) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught at Bishops Arms, Västerås)
On March 16, 2005
Clear golden to amber color, medium off-white head. Malty sweet and caramel scent. Taste is similar to the smell. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
gam (2915) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2008
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Good head on misty brown pour,ample carbonation,aroma chocolate,malt,caramel.Flavour ceisp caramel,hop at first,light malt,chocolate weak,now a taste of bitter or salted cocoa.not really a winner.Finish bitter,bad.
bluevegie (3031) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber body with a decent white head. Hops mainly on the nose to me, grapefruity, thin in body and the bitterness is delightful although a 275ml bottle just wasn’t enough for me.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A Mes rate: Bottle from the Queens in Primrose Hill.
Amber gold with a decent white head. Full on rusty metal aroma with some slight tobacco. Malty, lager-like flavour with some light wheaty hints. Surprising, no, startling medicinal and metallic finish. Gorgeous... no wait...
jjuf1853 (1193) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a dark brown color with a creamy beige head. Sweet malt aroma with some hop bitterness. Good balance between the malt and hops in the flavor as well. Decent, but I would easily choose a Fuller’s ESB over this one.
AR (942) - Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was an interesting beer that changed its character as it warmed. Initially, a metallic flavor jumped out, which then gave way to a malty aura. As the beer grew warmer, a tart grape flavor predominated.
wacohoover (100) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Slightly brown color, medium thickness white head. I taste a good amount of hops, balanced by a smooth malty flavor. Some citrus to this, but mostly just a hoppy flavor. Spicy at the end. A good brew.
SSSteve (3557) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a hazy orange/amber colored beer under a small off white head. aroma is of caramel, toast, and light hops. flavors of caramel and spicy, bitter, citrusy hops. medium bodied and moderately to sharply carbonated. good, but there are much better english bitters out there. for some reason i had a real hard time finding this beer.
RSRIZZO (1843) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had this beer on 2/11/2003. Aroma is a light metallic malt scent. Color is a bright gold with good carbonation and thin head. Taste is thin and bitter. Starting with a light crisp body it goes down with a sharp feel. Finish is a sharp thin malt flavor, backed by a strong bitterness, followed up with a light sweetness. Overall its just to extreme (too sharp, too bitter, too crisp). Last note, best before date is Nov. 2002, it seems to be hard to find these imports while still in date.