chinchill (4263) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub (from Jan. 2012 notes) ... the only way to enjoy their beers, almost all of which are worthy of wider distribution.
This "traditional English style ale brewed with four malts and four hops", arrived with a large creamy tan head that had exceptional durability. Moreover, the glass was mostly covered by creamy bubbles as the beer lowered. The beer is a dark reddish-brown; clear and attractive.
Somewhat dank and earthy aroma, rather par for the course with an ESB, but not appreciated nonetheless.
The flavor is richer, i think, than usual in this style, with a slightly lower malt/hop ratio. In any case, there is a clear hop spiciness together with a rich malt base.
GTAEgeek (1920) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Nice copper color, slightly hazy, with a medium, off-white head and good lacing. Great malty nose, with notes of caramel, oats, and ripe apples. Mild hop bitterness follows, lending some resinous and earthy character. Sweet and malty flavor up front, with a strong, but nicely balanced bitterness. Medium body, a little chalky, syrupy, and smooth. Overall, this is a great, aromatic, and balanced beer.
PorterPounder (7303) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Atlanta, Ga. - on tap at the Prado location. Sparkling medium amber pour, light off-whitebhead, great lacing. Faint spruce aroma. Minty backbone in the flavor, light citrus bitterness, some nuttiness. Crisp mouthfeel.
jw0406 (1118) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pours a dark amber color with a nice white head. Aromas of caramel, sweet malt, light floral. Light bodied, with a slightly bitter finish
Ferris (12675) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Sweet caramel with some grains. Clear amber with a decent white head. Lots of caramel and a very light appropriate bitterness. Very true to style, well done.
Shag (2839) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a white head. Aroma contains some caramel and citrus. Flavor contains some caramel, citrus, and herbal notes. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Overall good session ale.
decaturstevo (5779) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper almost red. Light earthy hops aroma. Sweet malt and apple like kicker. Medium bodied with nice soft carbonation.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-orange, sticky beige head. Toasty, grainy, grassy aroma. Taste is mostly sweet caramel, a bit metallic, bitter, grassy, some apples and fruit.
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This turned out to be my favorite beer in the flight of five I had here on 9/17/09. The flavor profile is closer to the American ingrediants of a pale ale than to a British ESB. Both the smell and the flavor are quite earthy. The color of the brew is light brown (and cloudy). Nice lace. The finish features a bittering hop that has some staying power in the aftertaste. The balance is pleasant and would make it easy to keep ordering.
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Prado. Poured a clearish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty, toasty, earthy, lightly hopped, and lightly bitter. Taste is very malty, with toasted bread notes and bitter notes as well. A relatively simple and refreshing brew. Mouth is smooth and the body is average. Overall, a decent brew.