obxdude10 (1883) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a decently drinkable ESB. Itís the greatest, but not the worst Iíve sampled. The beer pours a dark copper color with a small off-white head. The head leaves some lacing around the glass. The nose was a little odd, because I smelled a hint of dirty socks in the aroma. I also got some slightly spicy hops. The body was smooth, drinkable and fairly well-balanced, with notes of dry and spicy hops, caramel malt, toast and bread. The finish is a little more bitter than the actual flavors.
LilBeerDoctor (2816) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber red with a thin white head. Aroma of lots of fruits, especially apple skins. Flavor of sweet malt, light spicy hops, and plenty of sweet fruits with a touch of floral notes. Ok, but itís sweet.
j12601 (5652) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep caramel brown with a medium sized beige head. Coffee and roast, gentle caramel and a bit of hops. Lots of toast and roast. Coffee and toast. Big roast, malt. Long roast bitterness. Maybe not to style, but quite tasty. Sort of like a little tiny porter.
Drake (6500) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at the Gettysburg location. Pours a hazy copper color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel and toffee. The taste is dark toffee notes, nuts and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. Fairly nice.
kramer (3880) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap, Hbg location. Pours a clear amber body with a small creamy beige head that fell to a thin film leaving tons of thick heavy lacing. A litttle grape soda fruitiness on the nose with minimal hops and a little toasted malt. That weird grape soda note is in the flavor as well up front. The leafy hops dominate the finish over a toasty malt base. Light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation and a dry slightly husky finish. Overall, I was turned off by that weird grape smell and flavor quite a bit.
gsmitty80 (1589) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I liked this ESB it had some good flavors with the bitterness and a decent finish on the palate. A hint of high alcohol taste, although i dont believe it is over 5%...oh 5.3...about right ;-)
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On cask @ Camp Hill. Pours a hazy gold with a lacing white head. Initial hoppy aroma gives way to a well balanced, smooth body. Bitter finish, good session beer.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
on cask-pours an off white ring for a head and amber color. Aroma is mild and thin sweet medium malt. Taste is mild and thin sweet medium malt with some English hop tannins. Minimum carbonation even with it being a cask.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Appalaichan brewpub. Good aroma; sticky honey malt. Coppery with light white head. Has a malty, sweet, yeast dough flavor. Lightl hopped. Slightly too light-bodied, but there is some good flavor, not quite in the right balance to the body.
desurfer (1173) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one was nice and hoppy but still mild and subdued at the same time. Lots of flowery hops. Another good one from ABC.