bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a deep amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, and mild pine. Flavor of toasted malt, caramel, and mild hops.
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
Sammy (7708) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
European hops in this Vienna, and well malted, caramel. Thin, not complex, easy drink but malt and finish was not satisfying.
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper hued with a small off-white head and little lace. The aroma hints of caramel, hazelnut, floral hops, and zesty yeast esters. Nice malty tones with a grapefruit midsection noted during tasting. A bitter and slightly smoky finish. The mouthfeel is dry and astringent, thin. Average beer and not within the style, quaffable never the less.
PorterPounder (4931) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Brewpub in Atlanta. Light copper appearance, off-whit, fluffy, creamy head with good lacing. Sweet, enticing toofee, candy-like aroma. Flavor has some candied sugar notes, light citrus tints, some caramel. Good overall subtle bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Very good brewpub ESB. Good start to the evening.
thedm (4848) - 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.
Suttree (4734) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, no head. Earthy and woodsy hops, a hint of almond flavors, too. Tasty and easy drinking. Sampled at the Great Atlanta Pub Crawl, 2004.
ChainGangGuy (4229) - 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.
Aurelius (3717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color of a nice alt - red-brown with a little greenish tinge. Muted aroma. Chalky palate. Medium-light body. Dry, a bit tart, woody bittering. Extremely good session beer. Lightish body, no unpleasant aftertaste, though the bitter lasts for a bit. Quite good.
hotstuff (3567) - 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.