frankR (145) - Davis, California, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose of apples, thick white head, mostly diminishing. Some bland earthly tones in the body, with an uninterestingly bitter finsh. Rather diappointing.
lembeek (143) - ITALY - JAN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ambrata, velata. Schiuma bianca persistente. Aroma di malto, prugne, caramello. Attacco dolce, con buona acidità. Amaro percettibile. Finale secco
Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with a creamy, off-white head. Very little malt aroma; plenty of herbal hop bouquet. The malt definitely comes through on the palate: notes of clove and straw, neatly balanced by hop flavor and bitterness. Good body and a really nice finish. A surprisingly complex beer.
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice coppery amber with a fair head. Aroma is fruity, malty and crisp like dry ice. A wonderful roasted malt character rolls into a fruit infused body that is tamed by the generous English hops. Leaves an inviting hint of a toffee/candy flavor on the tongue and throat that begs for another sip. I enjoy this brew each time. Should be part of any "high ale" afternoon brew session.
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mine poured with very little head and a malt aroma. Color is orange/red. Malt flavor with a noticable alcohol that isn’t at all unpleasant. Semi-bitter citrus aftertaste. This ale has a distinctively stronger taste than most that is quite enjoyable. The English really have a handle on the use of hops that support the beer without overwhelming the malt.
Brewosk (137) - Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good ale. Too soon to be gone. Nice amber color and good bitterness, which is what makes it all worthwhile. Plenty of great hop flavor.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - MAY 14, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
smooth nice light malt charactor, small hint of hops finnishes sweet and fizzy
bosta (136) - SLOVENIA - MAR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a big creamy white head. Fruity hops aroma. Medium bodied, not to bitter, not to sweet. Can taste the 6,4% of alcohol. Moderate dry and bitter finish.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy, I don't quite pick up on the malty side that others have. Has bite.
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at White Hart Margaretting Tye. This is very rare to find in cask. Full bodied and flavoured fairly sweet beer underpinned by the hops which I found to be a bit harsh. Would benefit from maturing a few weeks longer. Will be interesting to compare with the bottled version.