fiveacestx (553) - Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Has a tea color with a thick tan head with chunky lacing and nice retention. Has an initial grassy hop taste but a malty backbone and a dry bitter finish. Not my favorite style but I like this one.
wlajwl (3764) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dry malts, light berries/fruit and a hint of pine. The flavor is malts, fruit/berries, light citrus/grapefruit and a dryish finish.
Reid (1855) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz serving from a 6-pack from Fred Meyer in S.Salem.
Clear hazel nut brown colour with a large creamy thick eggshell white head.
Hoppy aroma first..citrus,orange.papaya..not expected for style but nice .Slightly caramel malts in the back.
Taste is more like style with the caramel malts taking a better place.Hops still there..PNW style. Its fine enough.
Mouth feel is fine and the beer is medium carbonated.
OK beer but not the best and the hops are not to style.
beertholomeus (698) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with an off white head. Malt, hop, biscuit, floral and caramel aroma. Biscuit, malt, hop, floral, caramel, citrus and grass flavors. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Slight bitterness and a biscuit finish.
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Kroger. Light, brownish pour with a small head. Aroma is grainy and a little citrus. Taste is old bread, bitter, and an awkward finish.
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Its an ESB gone american. Not particularly special but quite solid and drinkable.
puboflyons (2066) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 355 ml. bottle. Received in trade. The pour is very nice with its chestnut brown color and modest cream head. Good clarity. When I smell bitters I expect caramel and toasted malts and I do get that but it is also very floral and hopped up. Medium body. The taste does begin with the caramel toasted malts and biscuit character but the floral and bitter hops really present themselves at the end.
johnnnniee (2189) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle received in trade from BeerKangaroo, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a crystal clear deep copper color with a huge bubbly off white head that persists forever. Aromas of brown sugar and caramel with hints of dark dried fruit and bits of sulfur and earth. The flavor is what I expected from the aroma. Light dark sugary malts with bits of earthy hop light fruit and hints of sulfur. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick almost sweet mouthfeel. Nice drinker, not really my favorite style, but this is a well made brew.
madvike (2666) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Pours rosy brown with a foamy tan head. Nose is grassy, piney hops over a dry bready malt base. A little spicy. Taste is the same--dry, piney hops, dry bread, a bit of caramel, some grass--pretty astringent. Medium-bodied and fluffy. Super disappointed in this one.
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Mile High Wine & Spirits into a pint glass. Amber and clear with a lasting, sticky white head. Aroma of floral hops, bread, sweet malts (caramel, toffee), herbs and light skunk. Similar flavor, malty and bittersweet with a medium body and a crisp, smooth finish. Pretty solid ESB.