MesandSim (7118) - 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 (1299) - 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 (1000) - 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 (4006) - - 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 (1914) - 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 (9271) - 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 (12201) - 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 (10884) - 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.