slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Creamy, frothy head atop copper/amber ale. Good bitter balance. Price affects score. A pint was a little much. DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2003
nutty, earthy, bleachy, extremely meaty aroma...malty, smokey meaty flavors hinting at some chewy beef jerky MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 11, 2003
Nice deep reddish brown color with a thick off-white head. Sweet caramel on the nose and palate. A bit salty in taste with somewhat of a harsh mouthfeel. Ungstrup (38958) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2003
The aroma is sweet and malty with notes of hops, yeast, caramel, and berries. The color is a very dark red and it has a beutiful beige head. The flavor is of sweet and roasted malts with notes of chocolate and fruit. It ends on a good bitterness both from the hops and the malt. A very nice stong ale. rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2003 Has a clear dark amber color and a matching nice off-white head. Aroma is roasted and clearly cocoa. Flavor is cocoa as well and it turns into quite a bitter finish.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2003
This was just an incredibly tasty ESA. I would really like to get my hands one some more of this. Pours a deep ruby-esque color with a big cream colored head. There are all kinds of flavors dominate here along with the taste of the malts, you get some toffee with a bitter coffee taste that mellow in a rich and creamy aftertaste, that in turn becomes bitter and unbalanced in the finish, but still incredibly tasty. A must try! WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2003
Beautiful reddish brown with a huge off-white head. Taste of malt, espresso, chocolate, toffee, with a bitter and sour finish. Good mouth feel for a low alcohol ale. Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2003
Great presentation with rich creamy head over a copper body. It just lacks something though. Nice balance and good malty taste but it isn't a great beer. Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2003
REd-amber coloured beer with a big light brown head. Slightly roasted, tobacco malty aroma. A rather dry bitter ale with a long dry roasted aftertaste. larsniclas (7297) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2003 Bottled.
A burnt malty and hoppy aroma.
A stoutish mouthfeel with a lot of bitterness.