envane (570) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper colou with a slight tan head. It started out very hoppy, almost like an IPA, with earthy english hops. Asit warmed up, the malt became more apparent:- nut, fruit, caramel. Bitter finish.
guzzler67 (1685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber appearance with an aroma that was just a bit woody. Smooth and fruity up front, followed by a malty, slightly sweet taste. Good carbonation with a finish that was mildly bitter. (on tap at the ODBF)
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried at The Salisbury, Covent Garden, London. Brown Coloring. Hops oh yeah... uneventful but not a bad one to try.
Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2004 Light amber in color with a dense foamy head. Some hoppy earthy flavour with a light bitterness and maybe some citrus.
frankR (146) - Davis, California, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose of apples, thick white head, mostly diminishing. Some bland earthly tones in the body, with an uninterestingly bitter finsh. Rather diappointing.
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml brown bottle. Clear amber with white gold head. Miniscule carbonation and no lacing. Spicy toffee nose-I didn’t get the hops. Lovely brandy fruit flavour with ginger notes but never sweet. Nice full mouthfeel with fruity bitter finish. A lovely beer which is surprisingly easy to drink considering its potency.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rocky pale yellow head, fast fading over a golden coloured beer. Spicy estery nose with a grassy hop freshness. Some faint citrus is also obvious. Flavour is very well balanced, sweet malt and a spicy and floral hoppiness. Nice lasting bitterness.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 Keg @ Bishops Arms South, Stockholm
Oh, dear! I’m drinking a kegged UK-beer available as cask. I can imagine the cask version and this is horrible compratively (sp?). Well, you have to try, haven’t you.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity, hoppy and malty nose. Orange/amber, tight finger of vanilla foam, fine lace. Flavours are oranges, hops, malt and red grapefruit. Wonderfully balanced, bitter, woody, citrus aftertaste, medium bodied, resiny almost crispy. Fabulous! Thanks again to Michael Robis of Chester’s in Hamilton!
Jacko (7) - ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Wonderful rich brew with plenty of malt and a fair hopping. I would drink again.