bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber color with light colored head. plentiful hoppyness as to be expected. a solid beer.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from brickskeller. Deep amber, light tan head and some lacing. aroma is full and malty, some sweet fruitiness. plentiful noble hopping balances out the significant residual sweetness.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color. Malty sweetness to it. Solid flavor, with a nice crisp hoppy bitterness to finish. Solid ESB, but not my favorite style.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, many times. Sweet, malty ale with a fair bit of complexity in the flavour. When in bottled itís a bit thin tasting (despite the higher ABV) than when cask conditioned, where it is fresh, smooth and delicious. The bottle is good, but not great.
pintbypint (3352) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, Patrick OíRyans. Poured light brown with a disappointing thin small head. Fruity malt aroma. Taste - nice strong dark malt, finish is pleasingly bitter.
imdownthepub (13682) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, Pasteurised, 500ml.
Deep amber with off white head. Sweetish malty beer, plummy fruity, rich and perhaps a little malt loaf with sultanaís. Bittering hop finish. Nice bottled beer.
Tmoney99 (13891) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a reddish amber with medium white head. Aroma was full with tones of malt and greenish hops. Flavor was medium with complex flavor and bitter finish. Good brew.
desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep red/amber with a chunky tan head. Aroma of flowery hops and a crisp maltiness. Flavor is bitter and smooth, the EKGís are very evident. Finish is sweet and dry. Excellent!
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle pours a reddish hue with some decent froathy white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with some citrusy hop scents as well. Flavor is very rich and nicely balanced between the malty sweetness that first hits you and then the lingering hop finish. Hop prescence nice fit but not too overpowering. Overall, an enjoyable beer.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fridge Temp. Red in a shaker glass. Flavor is dry and hoppy with some nuttiness and a resinous background. A nice session ale.