hotstuff (3340) - Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at 5 Seasons Brewing Company. Small tan head with short retention, transparent body, no visible carbonation, one ring of lacing, and a reddish-brown hue. The aroma was malty, fruity, citrus hops and semi-sweet. and semi-sweet. The flavor was very mild for style and mimicked the aroma, but where is the bitterness?? Smooth mouthfeel and light bodied. The aroma was more of an IPA than that of a Premium Bitter/ESB. I would have given a 7 for Flavor if there had been some bitterness, but I detected none.
thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a transparent softly carbonated light brown colored body and a poor lacing. The weak aroma was bready. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow caramel aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of hops nutty and brown malt. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
ChainGangGuy (4120) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Medium brown body with a smallish, frothy, off-white head. Splotchy lacing on the way down.
Smell: Spicy, softly floral scent with some earthy malt hints underneath.
Taste: Mildly flavorful taste of dry dark caramel with only a little bit of malt sweetness. Some biscuity tones. Spicy hops with a medium-low bitterness. Some more biscuity tones. Finishes dry.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: A decent ESB, though I prefer mine a bit more on the maltier side.
nearbeer (3048) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2009 Clear copper with a small ring of foam. Mild aroma of toffee, apple and nut. Flavor is caramel with light apple and pecan. Light-medium body is smooth and lightly carbonated.
BlackDonald (1127) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours into an interesting amber shade just like a penny, not sure if thatís a color, but it could be. This is a textbook example of the style, dried fruit glazed over a earthy malt backbone, and a satisfying bitter bite in the finish.
BigMilly8 (382) - Holiday, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at brewpub : Clear pour, copper color. Comes with a finger of white head and big sticky lacing. Some fruity notes on the taste, also abit nutty. Medium body with a creamy feel. No real aftertaste at all.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is molasses, caramel, roast, and some hops. Flavor is malty, nutty, roasty, and a light bitter finish.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at Cask Ale Tasting @ Sweetwater. Deep amber pour. Hoppy nose. Taste of sweet caramel and hops. Finishes hoppy.
fro2218 (466) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Earthy hoppy aroma with a citrus. Nice malty flavor and balnced bitterness. Could drink this beer all night. So I did.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 Date: 04/05/2002
Clear copper, thin head with lots of lace, slightly sweet carmel malt aroma and flavor, long low bitter finish,
hazy amber, frothy head, lots of lace, soft floral hop aroma, dry carmel malt flavor with an almost overwhelming amount of bitterness leading to a long bitter finish
bitterness back to a perfect level leaving room for some carmel sweetness to come through
dary dark caramel aroma with lots of earthy balance,
rich dry caramel malt flavor, well balanced bitterness without being overy bitter,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20