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 (2992) - 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 (1326) - 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.
Yeastmaster (44) - USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Too similar to Sam Adam's Boston Lager in aroma, flavor, and appearance to justify the price difference.
Reid (2279) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought this at the local grocery store in the 1 pint bottle "Millenium edition"..didnt notice until I got it home that it was "out of date" had AUG 2002 marked..so approached with some trepidation..
the beer pours a lovely dark amber colour with a small but persistant haed..which very slowly dissapates to a thin lace down the glass.
Very nice malty aroma smell caramel in this.
Taste much to my relief was wonderful..malty as the nose suggested but also quite warming although the alcohol is only 6.4.%..also very buttery after taste which i enjoy ..english toffee in here too..very very nice.
Feels smooth as silk in the mouth couldnt ask for more.
Very very drinkable even at the price i payed..good beer will sample again ..out of date or not this beer keeps well.
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dominant honey nose. Very sweey, syrupy. Carmely, thin body. Not too impressive. Hint of bitterness on the finish. Mostly imbalanced toward the sweet end of the spectrum, though. I used to love this beer before I knew better.