tomxcs (321) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma immediately reminded me of the milk caramels my mom makes around the holidays. Darkish malt backbone, dried fruit flavors and moderate, resinous hoppiness with little actual bitterness - more like a tangy, dry quality than bitter - malt and hops are extremely well balanced. Almost seems to me like some rye is in here given some of the flavors, though I highly doubt it. This beautiful redhead is of the most flavorful, complex beers under 6% Iíve had in a while.
Garrold (2834) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Turnerís, Sheffield. Clear copper colour. Thin, blotchy, fresh ginger coloured head. Nose has cake fruit malts. Stewed, dark fruit. Syrupy hop. Taste is brown sugar sweet. Gentle bitterness forms. Soft, and fairly full mouthfeel. Finishes light, fruity bitter, with a syrupy sweet longer. Ok.
jc1762 (312) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small taster showing dark brown.
The nose shows moderately intense clean malts and tea.
The palate is light bodied and well carbonated with a grainy maltiness and tea-like astringency on the finish.
obguthr (4767) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muted caramel and pine aroma, in equal proportions. Clear rust, thin yellow head. Nice malt and caramel interplay, fairly mild. Finishes a little woody. Medium to full body, easy carbonation. Well balanced, sessionable.
Trev (2019) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mahogany toffee pour with a soapy off white head.
Aroma is burnt toast, toffee and woody hop.
Flavour is nice fruit and nut front end, bready caramel/toffee. Not overly sweet though. Light woody and slight resinous finish.
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DCLawyer (1941) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber->English pint. Amber with thick lite beige head. A: subtle caramel malt, biscuit, lite hops. T: caramel malt, noble hops, vanilla. Bittersweet. Very drinkable.
jdjuice (472) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - AUG 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent, of course. Nice malty backbone with just the right amount of hop bitterness, done in the English style and punched up a little with an American kick but not overdone. As with their other standards, really well balanced, excellent mouthfeel, quality ingredients.
chrisbruce (18) - SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good looking beer has a beautiful amber color and pours with a thick creamy head. It has a mild aroma. It has a really nice smokey malt flavor and is easy to swallow all together
zvikar (4086) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours orange to brown with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, honey, bitterness and fruits, flavor is bitter with chocolate, honey, bread, fruits, medium bodied.
jefcon (1518) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A terrific Americanized version of the English pub ESB. Lots of toffee, caramel and toast, with a hastening hop presence and some good warming notes.
TheBeerGod (5633) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Lovely copper pour with a medium, foamy tan head. Lots of caramel, sweet malt, dark bready notes, light grassy hops, tea leaves and toffee. Taste is toasted malt, sweet malt, grains, caramel, light grass, tea leaves and dark bread. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more sweet malt, big caramel, toasted grains, dark bread and light grassy hops. Nice!