fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Taphouse Grille, Seattle
Cloudy red-amber color with creamy head. The malt aroma is a bit doughy and biscuity, with hints of nutmeg. Nice round mouthfeel, good malty body, with a light fruity side; quite strong bitterness, supported by hop resins and light orangey touch.
I wouldn’t call it an ESB, in any sense;it’s a good beer anyway.
douglas88 (8400) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Damn Frosty gets some, I get a hangover. Anyway...pours a clear golden bronze color with a medium white head. The aroma is spicy, some sweet caramel. The flavor mixes pine, bitter lemons, more spices, figs, some sugary caramel. A nice winter warmer mix meets ESB I guess. Was listed as 7.8%! Not quite a ESB.
Travlr (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Hazy deep amber color. Aroma of caramel and brown bread. Taste is boozy sweet caramel.
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Taster of 2011 aged on Cognac infused French oak at Amnesia Winter Ale Festival 12/8/12 at 3.6. Deep oaky flavors pairs well with the original hoppiness. On draught at Amnesia Brewing for Winter Solstice Fest 12/21/13, bourbon barrel aged. Murky orange amber color. Deep caramel and bourbon aroma. Flavor of vanilla, caramel, milk chocolate, bourbon, and sweet malt. Vanilla, bourbon aftertaste.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at Bailey’s. Deep red pour with a light beige head. Buttery nose, caramel and old dark fruit show. The malts were thin and couldn’t stand up to the overly sharp bitter finish. This just fell apart in the finish and was to one sided on the bitterness.
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear, dark amber with a pearl head. leaving lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit, grass, and pine. The hops come in big time in the finish. Fantastic beer.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom... Poured ruby with an off-white head. Toasted, earthy aroma with a pine and oak presence. Dry palate with floral hop flavors and berry-like fruit and malt. Finished dry with hops and malt and was also a little yeasty.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another nicely done beer from Amnesia. Great maltiness throughout the whole pint, creamy on the palate, with just enough fruitiness to maintain the style. Never overbearing, remains balanced, some caramel and honey sweetness come through as it begins to warm slightly. Very well done.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2008
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
creamy white head. Dark amber body with creamy white head. Light bitter aroma. Cramy bitter body with a light fruity character.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was just a killer beer. Probably one of the best that I tried. Straightforward and with a velvety smooth malt mouthfeel, butterscotch and caramel, with some nice lively carbonation.