khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is how I picture English beers to be. Love the Fuggles and Goldings. Wish all beers were this good.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 13, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yeee-haw! This is my kind of beer. Sweet, hoppy, low carbonation. A pleasure to drink. Full bodied, very complex, wicked stuff. My idea of english beer.
jazz88 (2553) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 19, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Everything was just a little. A little caramel, a little spice, a touch of vineous aroma and flavor, and a little offensive.
Crit (3340) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber. Small bead. Flowery hop nose.Chewy Malt.Good hops throughout with long finish
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - NOV 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2005 I enjoy this now and then as I have for years and as I doubt my ability to add much that hasn’t been said I’ll say that the most interesting time was once getting some bottles past their "best before" date that tasted for all the wold like some bizarre Belgian lambic.
leaparsons (8036) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full of malty body. There are hints of toffee and winter fruits. Hops don’t really get a look in. But this is still a warming beer that would be nice on a winter night.
mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The color is a brown orange mix with an off white fluffy foam. It smell of sweet malts, and a slight fresh hoppy smell along with a hint of toffee. Taste is a little disapointing from what I expected but that did not diminish the enjoyment of this warming malty brew.
MrDick (347) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 2, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s very apparent after drinking this beer that the English have no idea about hops. Hello?!? How about a little hops! Caramel flavors, tannin and earthy. But the English have a lot to learn about full-bodied ales. Maybe they should go to California and pick up some AleSmith or Stone brews.
ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - DEC 4, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A excellent brew. Creamy maltiness with a light fruity character and crisp hop bite. Notes of clove and banana with a peppery punch of English hops.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Millennium Edition. Bright amber with a creamy head. Fruity hops and dry malt aroma. Malt creaminess throughout the quaff. Flavors of sharp hops (anise) and yeast flavors of light fruit, bananas and orange zest. Peppery hops finish. Quite enjoyable.