Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear mahogany with a lingering white head. Caramel nose. Taste is bread and raisons, caramel and hops. Crisp finish. Nice. Would make an excellent session beer if sold in sixpacks.
GuilTTy (733) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy dark cedar pour supporting a sizable and long lasting dusty head. Toasty, bready, yeasty & slightly hoppy aroma. Very pleasing and extremely well-balanced flavor. Mildly sweet citrus, toasted malt, coffee & caramel with some hop bitterness. Refreshing and dry finish with some more bittenress and a hint of semi-sweet chocolate. Cheers to Old England for this one!
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2005 Color, nice dark amber color. Aroma is hoppy and citrusy. At first, the mouthfeel is refreshing, but then the bitterness comes. As for taste, I get citrus, and spice. Reminds me of pumpkin pie for some reason. Excellent beer and worth the money I paid for it.
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2005 Hoppy aroma witha sharp but not unpleasant overtone. Bitter, dry, clean with a surprisingly soft finish. This beer starts off with interesting and mixed flavors and becomes more well balanced as it drinks. Though I enjoyed it from the first taste, my rating kept rising as I continued. [$3.29/18oz]
kwik-lime (1852) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep red/mahogany colour. Head is not very big but it lasts beautifully throughout the pind leaving nice lacing. Aroma is excellent, strong and malty with raisin and oak. Taste is a nice bitter hoppiness with roasty oak flavours and a touch of spices and alcohol. Full bodied and nicely carbonated, this another very good beer from Fullers.
desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper body, tan head. Aroma is sweet and fruity, some notes of berries and a bit of spiciness. Flavor is finely carbonated, some dry bitter hoppiness, floral and somewhat citrusy. Solid beer.
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Autumn brown color with nice creamy head. Nice mix of friuts, hops, and a mild malts. Sweet and spicy too. Left with a bitter taste and a little clove.
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn, this is a great beer. Itís a fantastic rich, chewy beer that tastes kind of like caramel sponge cake in a glass. It is quite sweet, but countered with a hint of hops. Smooth, delicious.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry caramel aroma. Dark red color, lasting white head. Lace in glass. Medium to full bodied. Very dry and roasted flavor, dryness lasts with nice roasted tones.
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2006 Looks stunning - deep amber red/mahogany with a rich, creamy, slightly stained head. Smells of figs and treacle. Very smooth mouthfeel. Slightly sharp alcohol in the finish. Very nice, but not quite as all round satisfying as its stablemate ESB. RERATE: Actually, I like it better than the ESB now - itís grown on me. So Iíve upped it a couple of points.