ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 2SP. Pours a slightly hazy deep copper color with a thin off white head that fell quickly to a cap. Aroma of bready malts, light caramel and roastiness. Taste has roasty caramel malt with a slight woodiness, under a mild bitterness of floral hops and mild spice. Finish is smooth with moderate carbonation.
neepsntatties (1520) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Belmont Station. Colour...dark amber with a minimal head. Nose...lightly roasted malt, spent grain and Carnation malted milk powder. Palate...generous CO2, a slight tanginess and then a massive wave of malt sirop and boiled sweets. Toffee and butterscotch come along on the finish and then a slight bit of bitterness. Never thought there could be an imperial ESB but this is quite a dandy!
Sledutah (6256) - Utah, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Graduate
Cloudy amber with a small off-white head with light lacing. Aroma of caramel and roasted malts. Flavors of toasted malts and sweet caramel
Ok, sweet and malty
rollinsr (504) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAY 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy brown with a finger of tan head. Aroma is sweet and smoky. Taste is very smooth with a good oaky vanilla feel to it. Very good Diane.
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Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ brickstore. Pours a slightly unclear brown with smaller beige head. Smell is thick caramel malts, some minor fruitiness. Taste is heavily malt driven with a slight fruity undertone, big caramel, slight vanilla. Smooth finish. Perhaps too much of a one dimensional brew and whilst I love me some 21st Amendment, this was most likely one of my least favorites.
bhensonb (12968) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at West Coast Brew Fest 2013. Pours ruddy copper. Aroma is rather barleywine. Med + body. There’s a lot of hop, but the oak escaped me. So much hop the malt is barely noticeable. It’s very hoppy, finishing very tasty.
Drake (11172) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a dark brown color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Weak toffee-ish aroma. The taste is toffee malts, mild berry notes and faint resin hops. Medium bodied. No clue this was barrel aged.
MadRobin (2505) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap 6 oz. pour at Old Line Wine's The Bistro in Beltsville, MD.
A barely clear light mahogany with an off-white head and fair lacing.
Aroma of toffee, red wine, brown bread and raisins.
Taste of brown bread, roasted malt, pepper, spice floral hops and dark fruit. The bitter and sweet flavors feel like they are more in competition than in balance.
Medium body and low/medium carbonation.
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argo0 (12515) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Clear copper body with medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin/vinous. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, light alcohol/Bourbon. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on tap at the 8th Annual Triple Rock Firkin Fest on 4/9/2011. This Imperial ESB pours a slightly cloudy medium brown amber color from the firkin. The aroma is malty, sweet with some wood and bourbon. A medium to full bodied ESB. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal. Lots of bourbon flavors present, but not overpowering. Nicely balanced. Soft carbonation. The wood chips/bourbon works extremely well with this beer, the ‘firkinazation?” and wood/oak combine for a very tasting beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.