Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice clear amber color, the head is creamy, long lasting, beige and the lace quite generous. Nose is clean and crisp, light hints of citrus, malt and just a tad buttery. Front is sweet, the top light, the finish has a generous hop presence, lightly acidic, dry, and quite pleasureable as it’s a ’Cozy’ 112 degrees Fahrenheit or 44.4 Celsius. Ranks #465 on my current 1000 beer list.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good ESB. Went down quick. I had it with a piece of filet mignon good combo. The ESB has a nice clean bitter taste.
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice blend of malt and hops in this new, favorite beer of mine. A very sweet, malty, initial taste is followed by a blast of hoppiness mixed with a delicious blast of smooth, creamy butterscotch. I LOVE THIS BEER!
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer poured a slightly couldy golden color with very small bits of sediment present. It formed a huge, nice white head that left some nice lace. An aroma of malt, hop and caramel. The flavor was of malt and caramel with a slight hint of hops. A medium body finish that had elements of the caramel. A good beer, it a tad sweet for my ESB tastes.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The nose is all soft and Englishy, and I love it. The malts are quite bitter, not at all doughy, yeast is subtle, and a fair dose of hops does make this a bit ’arousing’ as in the commercial description. Clear as a bell. No real heft or creaminess to the body. Lasting frothy head. Quite good, but not quite great.
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - JUN 27, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spoke loudly of sweet malts the first couple drinks and seemed mysterious, but as time went on the ’Extra Special Bitter’ kicked in and turned this beer into a killer brew with a nice bitterness that stays a long time. A Great ESB.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty good ESB - color was too light for sytle- very light golden. Nice floral hop aroma & good flavor and balance.
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this is a good esb!!-nice orange color, strong hop bitterness all the way through with some malt presence in the middle-very bitter aftertaste, but pleasant.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a lot of hop aroma. Decnet bitterness and finish in the body. A good ESB, but not outstanding.
bunny99 (6) - USA - JUN 12, 2002 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
interesting aroma almost hints of apple and citrus. nice hoppiness little caramel malt. nice esb.