SSSteve (3661) - - 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 (1847) - 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.
leaparsons (7798) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep gold with a small head. Aromas are caramel and spices with some fruitiness. Flavours are caramel and toffee with some fruitiness. Dry on the finish. A decent malty beer.
FatPhil (8595) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Killed by kegging. Aroma neutered by nitro. Evidently this could be a good beer if they hadn’t killed it. Must try the cask version.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite a disappointing ESB. Smooth and creamy but lacks of refinement of a Fullers ESB.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Ram Rod
hazey amber, whispy head with a trace of lace, light sweet malt with mild floral hop aroma, good malt flavor with slight bittering hops lasting through the finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is sweet fruity and berryish hops along with some caramel. Flavour is caramel, fruits, hops and slight hints of yeast.
Ethereal (2410) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 23, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
275ml bottle from The Grapes, Wandsworth. Fruity aroma on initial opening. Pours a light amber with a smallish head that subsides. Very dry but lacking in flavour with a bit of a tinny taste as others have mentioned.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Caramel and toasty malts with light fruity esters in the very mild aroma. Clear brown body is topped by a low, off white head that recedes to a partial cover with spotty lacing. Mild floral hops over caramel malts with fairly light bitterness. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. A bit disappointing for a dry hopped beer. Bottle sampled in Fall 2006 (Bičropholie, Jul-06).
BREWMUSKCLES (2154) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
good flavors (although a bit heavy on the caramel) honey caramel or toffee ish. watery and a bit thin (tastewise). a touch of mix (up) fruit and malt (again weakish). bitterness that is not overpronounced and might be immature. tinny taste may be sign of a crapped out bottle. though i have certainly had this before. typical for it’s class and moderate as described.