mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear red-orange with just the smallest little swirly off white head. It has a hoppy, fruity aroma, some sweet malts mixed in too. The taste is definiely hoppy, although nothing overpowering. Decent malt backbone to give it some structure. Balanced fairly well so it seems. I get a little bit of a sweet cinnamon taste towards the finish and somewhatlingers in the aftertaste, which also becomes slightly bitter. Not a bad drinking beer at all.
eaglefan538 (2803) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy IrishBoy via trade. Pour was copper shaded amber, nice off-white head, a little rocky fluffy, excellent lacing. The aroma was tea bags, toffee, caramel. The flavor was tea bags, toffee, caramel, light roast, a much more intense flavor profile than the Pale, yet very similar. Mouthfeel was full, frothy, pretty nice. Thanks, Richard!
bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours coppery amber with a lacy off-white head. Fruit, citrus and floral hop aroma. Light body and medium carbonation. Caramel and fruit sweetness with a moderately bitter and flowery finish. Nice!
bboven (103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very standard ESB which might win you something at a competition, but I expected better from my first taste of this brewery I had heard so much about.
Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(a gift from irsihboy....thanks sir!)bronze body with a creamy white head that leaves some webbing.sweet caramel aroma with a hint of hop bitterness.flavor boasts much of the same with a hint of honey.
Tejas (825) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good appearance and good head retention.Good creamy palate but unfortunately, lacks flavor. This could be much better than it is.
bhensonb (9865) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of floral hop and malt. Seems balanced. Red copper color with a light beige head. It seems to lace. As the glass approaches the nose, the malt aroma dominates. A strong carbonation. Then roasted, but not dark, malt overwhelms things. Ends a bit watery and malty sweet. But when the malty sweetness drains away, there is some noticeable hop bitterness. I donít think itís balanced, but there is interplay.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Bronze beer with an off-white head. Slight citrus, caramel aroma. Caramel, toffee flavor with backing citrus. Lingering toffee. Medium body.
BrewDad (4506) - Olympia, USA - APR 24, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A good golden color with a nice head, A decent hoppy aroma with a slight bready maly nose. Misses the ESB style but the beer was good to drink, For a bitter it was too light int he bitter flavor. Needs work on the bitter end. Ouch did I say that.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
excellent hop and malt balance. a little too hoppy for esb style. pours a nice ruby/copper color with little head. very nice beer but not to style. it would probably get killed in a competition due to this.