wvhoran (387) - Tasmania, - DEC 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bright red-amber with a tan head. The aroma is toasty, caramel, citrus fruits (hops). The flavour is lightly sweet, with toffee, orange and lemon. Faint but persisting bitterness. Well made.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear copper pour with a white head. Aromas of biscuit, caramel, and slight nuttiness. Flavor is similar with just a touch of bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable. Great example of the style.
loubar (123) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a crystal clear dark copper/amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is malty and yeasty with a touch of candied dark fruit. Taste is nutty, toasty malt with a mild roasty bitterness at the end. The grassy hops flavor builds on the tongue as you drink but is minimal. Well balanced. Good carbonation. Love the 5.5 ABV. Rich, but not too rich.
mybrainhurts (370) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Herbal, aged toffee, and salted cashew aroma. Flavors of toasted caramel, biscuits, ripe cherries, candied fruits, with a slight bitter finish. Easy drinking and a wonderful example of the style.
snoworsummer (2737) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear copper with a fizzy off white head. Tastes nutty, like dry toast, dry roasted malt, very earthy and woody. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like wood, earth, booze, and very roasted malt.
allmyvinyl (4885) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle from Appellation Wines - Cheers Ash! - shared with jeevan. Pours hazy amber/copper, thick off-white head, quite high carbonation, bit prickly in fact. Red fruits and nut aromas, very nutty. Creamy texture, light sweet taste. Touch of caramel and more nuttiness. Very nice.
BOSSbrewer (2154) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at their tasting room. Pours a copper brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is nutty and caramel. Flavor follows with smooth caramel. Really nice beer.
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spittle8 (124) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. Strong head, deep amber, maybe brown. Powerful malty aroma. Very sweet beer. Excellent.
AdiBeer (1682) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: intense bread and grain malts, some caramel. Appearance: clear, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: very malty, some hay and straw, grains and cereals otherwise. Overall: very nice ESB, great aroma. Pint at AleSmith Brewing Company, San Diego.
BrewBoxer (2259) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the growler NYC. Pours a dark butterscotch looking color with a thick head that fades. Taste is easy drinking malty and nutty. Would love to try on cask