matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2004
I will truthfully say that there was not a chance I would have ever picked this beer up at the store… but the owner of WOB gave it to me… so a rate it gets! haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2004
Nitro Can pours a copper body that is clocked with a falling cloak of butterscotch snow. The aroma is very hoppy.. notes of old musty woods and scotch whisky. Rather tart.. reminds me of a compost pile. I get some strange notes of pecans, a light “natural” incased cigar, caramel mixes with rotten plums and lemon juice… notes of burnt toast and caramel. The Nitro can obviously gives this beer a buttery and creamy mouth feel. …. Very strange brew for me.
Bottled. Hint of newly cut timber and burnt toffee; rather flat (must try on draught); light flavour, sort of like a really mild fruit and nut toffee. Not a first choice but a worthy backup when a pleasent easy going ale is required. SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2004
Deep golden color and a nice sized head. Sweet aroma, malts, and what I took to be a buttery tone, and maybe nutty as well. Some bitter in the finish, but some subtle sweetness before that. TBone (18411) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 1, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2005 Bottled SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2004
Copper brown. Creamy off-white head and lace. Aroma is hops and toffee. Mouthfeel is watery, taste toffee caramel and lightly bitter finish. Unique bottle. (6/3/5/2/11 2.7)
Copper brown, small tanned head. Flowery, toffeish hoppy nose. Medium-bodied. Lots of toffee and some cardboard in the flavor. Late flowery hoppy bitterness. A bit unbalanced mouthfeel, I usually don’t like toffee - hoppy -combination. (6/4/4/2/11 2.7)
Creamy head over copper. Caramel malt aroma. I had read others reviews and was expecting something different in the aroma, there isn't, it's a nice normal ale smell. A taste and you see what they are talking about though...
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2004
Unusual hops thing, it's like some kind of biscuit initially followed by a herbaceous note which leads into a fairly normal hops bitterness. This is interesting. Can I be so bold as to say it is the english version of an american strong hops beer? I suspect if there were more of these around more people would think it was splendid, I suspect myself I ought to buy more and learn to appreciate this as much as it could be.
Grassy aroma with the claimed burnt toffee/caramel notes. Attractive clear reddish-brown body. Not much head. At first I thought this beer was spoiled because the taste is so sharp and very different from anything I've had before. After a bit of contemplation, the beer is fine. There's soft caramel notes in the start, but they're overwhelmed by a big dandelion hop taste. Smooth mouthfeel. I honestly don't enjoy the hops all that much, but this beer scores points for being unique. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Similar pull-tab as the old Mickey's big mouth bottles -- clumsy and sharp. Clear and vibrantly amber. Light and soft on the tongue with moderate carbonation. Even though it was a little watery at times, it had some chewiness to it. Malts were doughy, with a mild sweetness (spiced apples in light syrup). Hint of rusty metal, probably due to age/cap. Surprisingly big hop bitterness finishes it out ... and it grew with every sip. Overall, not bad, but kind of boring. Though, it had a bold hop profile. Jeppe (2634) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAR 15, 2004
Pours a clear amber beer. Aroma is somewhat weak but nice fruity and malty. Flavor is not very good, way to harsh and bitter. Dry finish. Not a good beer!! flemdawg (563) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2004
Deep golden color and a nice sized head. Cascading effect as a result of the widget thingy. Interesting aroma, malts, and what I took to be a buttery tone, and maybe nutty as well.. Really light bodied, almost didnt even know I was drinking it. Some bitter in the finish, but some subtle sweetness before that. I liked it, but I don't know if I liked it enough to buy it again. SiddFinch (156) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Can: Light orange color. Taste has some nice fruity notes with some toffee and caramel. Finish is bitter as advertised but not overwhelming.