kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Buckeye Brewing: Coppery amber w/ an almost non existant white head. Iíll blame the glass. Caramel and herbal hop aroma @ first. Biscuity & bready malt w/ a hint of diacetyl as well as lightly yeasty. Toasty malt as it warms. Well balanced but lightly to bitter from start to finish. Bready and yeasty w/ some grassy herbal hop notes in the finish & aftertaste. Moderately fruity(green apple). Medium body, low carbonation, smooth! A good beer w/ some nice complexities for a moderate alcohol beer. Easy drinking and flavorful, but not over powering.
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Fruity malty flavours on the nose but unfortunately crystal malt was overly noticeable - a turnoff for me. Vaguely balanced and drinkable but in an unexciting way.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish-brown with small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt. Medium bodied. Flavor has notes of caramel and nuttiness with just the right balance of hop bitterness. Pretty good example of this style.
Padron4KM (808) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aged 18.6oz bottle. Best before 20/Dec/03
Pours out clear amber with reddish tints. Doesnít quite fit into pint glass on one pour. Head is small. 1" tall and quickly fades to a thin cap. Sticky lace.
Aroma is caramel and toffee with an underlying scent of dirty socks.
Palate is kind of thin , but it has nice flavors of caramel, toffee and some piney hops.
Short bittersweet finish.
Not too bad for a beer 16 months past itís prime. didnít age as well as the IPA but still did well.
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice clean crisp amber color. Aroma reminded me of cookie dough. Nice bitter flavor. I will need to try it again.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kids of my generation were given a spoonful of malt every day. I donít know why. Perhaps they thought it was good for us. The aroma and flavour of this beer brought back memories of a British childhood in the nineteen fifties. It looked pretty good in a straight sided glass and I enjoyed the bitterness.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber in colour with quite a malty/toffee aroma. The palate is well balanced but as previously said, there just wasnít the hops Iíd hoped for. Its quite a malty brew and the alcohol is well hidden. Very enjoyable.
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - APR 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled. mild malty aroma, medium bodied. the flavor is malt w/ bitter finish.
Sammy (11516) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Initially the bitterness I was looking for, but then seems malted out and wasnít so drinkable and refreshing as I wanted. Nice amber colour. Some toffee carmel nut. I heard this is awesome on cask or keg and would forward. Until then, average bitter.
mjg74 (3050) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light ruby color. Aroma is malty and somewhat sweet. Flavor is quite malty and a little roasty up front. Has a slight hoppy bitterness. Finish has some roasted malt qualities.