brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap: Dark reddish/brown in color with soft white head. Appearance would suggest a more full bodied flavor. This was not the case. Clean, sweet carmel malt aroma. Flavor is soft and boring. Lightly, toasty carmel malt flavor. No hop bite at all. Rather bland. From Guinness I expected a bit more.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
it poured in to my plastic cup with a brownish-coppery colour and with a thin white head. the taste was unimpressive, rather boring, and i had no sense of either bitter nor malty tastes.
TheGreatKen (76) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an ale, but it’s crisp and not bitter like a lager. It’s a little lighter than Newcastle Brown Ale, more like a bitterless Bass.
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet malty aroma. Deep amber/copper color. Caramel, malty flavour with a nice hop balance. Fairly good brew.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent irish ale. Nothing special and nothing spectacular either. However smooth and a good thirst quencher.
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, at Kitty O’Sheas, Chicago. Really creamy and soft. Malty aroma. Not special, but not bad either.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
copper-reddish color. light tan lasting head. grassy nose. medium carbonation, watery body. light hop flavor. not much else!
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Gate. Poured dark orange/brown with minor aroma of malt. Taste was malty and a bit of chocolate with some bitterness in the aftertaste. Nothing entirely special
Lubiere (13193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange brown ale with a thick dirty off-white head. Rather grassy lager aroma. Some maltiness with nutty notes in the attack, but with not much else in the finsih, rather like slightly bitter mineral water with tonic. Dull.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 1, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
on draft: i have heard about this beer forever and couldnt wait to taste it once i saw it on draft at the bar. i was wrong for waiting. not much of a beer very watery and thin with a caramel toffee flavor that rolls around and goes away. if you want to have a smithwicks and dont want the alcohol or have to go to the bar. get a piece of caramel and drink with cold water and youll get the same impression. uninteresting.