DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The Alexandra, Wimbledon, London. Russet copper colour - no head, little lacing. Apple and chocolate aroma. Big metal, lager flavour - large portion of malt please, espcially towards the finish. Early threat of marked alcohol notes fades fast. Some apples and lemons in the finish too, slightly warming and bitter. A good, rich ale, with lots going on.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2004 *Best before date of five months ago! Wish I’d noticed that at the store. Anyway...
Dark golden color, effervescent head, dissipates quickly. Lots of floral and spicy hops in the nose, slightly fruity, malty. Smooth toffeeish malty flavors, somewhat sweet, nicely bittered. Alcohol shows a little. Very good, I’ll have to look for a fresh bottle.
Fresh bottle - better head, maltier aroma, still vinous. This is good stuff. Underrated.
GreatDane (101) - Skævinge, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent Strong Ale. Sweet and then again not too sweet. Has a brownish color, with a longlasting, creamy head.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Seemed to be on the thin side, especially at 6.4. Nothing special here. Soapy flavor.
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2005 Bottled. Dark color, with a malty aroma and taste. Comes in with an alcohol bite that’s almost like an imperial. Pretty nice taste, though, and if you had some, I wouldn’t refuse.
CEZ (412) - Milano, ITALY - JAN 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange body, good head. Spices, orange peel, licorice and a hint of sweet caramel. Hoppy and tasty. Rich and full-bodied. Long finish. A remarkable english ale and a great way to start the new year.
Garrat (1332) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2004 Another average beer from Youngs,sharp and acidic,not to my taste i'm afraid.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
completely clear apple juice colored with a thin layer of froth gathering around the edges...grapey aroma with malty mandarine oranges...malty sugary flavor, light notes of caramel, alcohol, and a bitter background running into the aftertaste...caramel maltiness dominates and the hops are evident in the background...not too shabby, but nothing spectacular.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toffee brown in colour. Aroma of nuts, caramel, oranges, and hops. The flavour is malty with some surgary sweetness. Full bodied. Finish is creamy and quite bitter.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good medium-bodied ale. A nice mix of fruity notes malt notes and a nice mild hoppy bite too it.