GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2005
nose is malty with a little fruit, plums, some toffee, a little butter. very slightly thin mouthfeel, but a pleasant hoppy bitter finish, that leaves a slight toffeeness lingering. duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
Bottle. Not bad, but the cask version is better. Quite a smooth Fullers mouthfeel, with some alcohol and hop bitterness. A little sticky at times. bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2005
amber color with light colored head. plentiful hoppyness as to be expected. a solid beer. bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
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
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
Bottle, many times. Sweet, malty ale with a fair bit of complexity in the flavour. When in bottled it’s 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 (3641) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2005
On tap, Patrick O’Ryans. Poured light brown with a disappointing thin small head. Fruity malt aroma. Taste - nice strong dark malt, finish is pleasingly bitter. imdownthepub (14557) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2005
Bottled, Pasteurised, 500ml. Tmoney99 (14497) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Deep amber with off white head. Sweetish malty beer, plummy fruity, rich and perhaps a little malt loaf with sultana’s. Bittering hop finish. Nice bottled beer.
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
Pours a deep red/amber with a chunky tan head. Aroma of flowery hops and a crisp maltiness. Flavor is bitter and smooth, the EKG’s are very evident. Finish is sweet and dry. Excellent!