chadzter (94) - huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a golden copper color that is slightly cloudy with a foamy tan head. Very, nice malt aroma but also a bit toasty. Aroma is very nice, but not much there. A great palate balance. Nutty and malty, some caramel sweetness a toasty malt and more nuttiness. There is a very pleasant hop balance. This is a good beer from beginning to end.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper colored. Thin head malt aroma and taste. Bitter finish like you’d expect from an ESB. Meduim body. Better than average.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled at Alan’s initiation, thanks Dogbrick: Aroma is honey and roasted malts. A bit bready. Flavor is earthy, roasted, a tad sweet and a tad nutty. Smooth, bitter finish.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown sugar color with a foamy rich head and nice lacing. Soft nose of wet hops and earth. Flavor is smooth with a good English ESB flavor. Very nice beer.
Dogbrick (6047) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample in the Alaskan tap room. This brew is a lightly hazed copper color with a medium thin and foamy off-white head that diminishes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Hops, citrus and earthy malt aroma. Medium-bodied and moderately bitter with hops, caramel and biscuity malt flavors. The finish is hoppy and lingering, with a touch of sweetness in the mix. Above average overall.
marcus (5005) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brown ale poured with a decent beige head and a floral aroma. The flavor is dominated by hops, but there is some balancing malt. The finish is chalky and bitter.
BlackDonald (1127) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
To me this is a really great ESB. Nice bready maltiness, bordering on doughy, and then a pleasant zing of hoppiness, has a bit of earthy minerality as well. As the beer continues the hops definitely steal the show, but still seems to remain crisp and balanced.
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received 12-oz bottle via trade with 5000. Pours a hazy dark amber brew with a thick off-white head that has some good retention and sticky lacing that stays with the glass. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, a good balance of flowery and citrus zest hops, a touch of dark berry character. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with a extra mild bitterness along with flavors of multi-grain biscuit malt, floral and citrus zest with a hint of pine. Finish has a dry bitterness with some secondary malt aftertaste. Thanks to André for helping me acquire this excellent brew.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Skyview. Pours a nice Brownish amber. Nice super citrusy and sweet malt nose. Medium carbonation with a good dose of citrus coming through on the palate. Nice solid ESB, and very easy drinking.
beachbum25 (1084) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle-trade w/snojerk321. Cloudy amber color w/ a slight head & good lacing. Sweet, citrus aroma. Bitter hop flavor on the front end w/traces of pine, peat, caramel, & yeast. Very earthy brew w/a nice bitter finish. Could use a little more of a malt finish for my taste, kind of out of balance. Good beer though, thanks Torry!