fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ancient backlog. Aroma of raspberry, other sweet red fruits, nougat, caramel malt, toffee chips, marzipan, some plum-ish fruits, overall malty, fruity, desserty. Flavor predominantly sweet malty with an edge of tartness; tangy sweet with popping fruit and juicy malt. Very drinkable despite all the sweetness, didn’t seem particularly sugary to me. Tasty stuff.
dlovell2 (882) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the biergarden. Amber with white head. Malty hoppy Aroma. Malty grain flavor with hop finish.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Pours deep amber in color with little head. Aroma was mild with a sweet caramel note. Taste was caramel and bitter op bite. Balanced.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In terms of palate and appearance this stuff is definitely about par for APC. The hops are about the same consistently citrusy, good, not metallic and icky. What excites me about htis beer more than any of the other APC beers is the really creamy, almost coconutty sweet malts which serve to balance out the bitters. This beer Iwhich I tried at the new brew pub on cox ave. rather than the original APC on Merrimon) is the most complex beer I’ve had from APC and one of the most exciting brews I’ve had out of NC. And best of all the pitchers are only 8 dollars!
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at APBC. Copper/red body with a thin white head, good retention. Aroma is caramel malt and mellow PNW and Fuggles hops, slight corn character mingling with the citrus. Flavor is sweet bready malts and sturdy hops, light but forward. Slight acidity and caramel in the well rounded finish. Very creamy palate and incredibly drinkable, this beer should be a contender in any competition. Not too similar to most ESB’s I’ve encountered, but very well done and worth the drive here if only to sample this beer.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep copper color with an off white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, crystal malts, biscuit, and grassy floral hops. Flavor is strong crystal malts, toast, some biscuit, and bitter grassy finish.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewery. Copper pour - light haze. Malty mineral aroma. Flavor is sweet with caramel malt. Balanced bitterness in the finish that is lightly herbal and earthy.
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Near clear, mahogany-hued body with a slim coating of white suds.
Smell: An earthy spiciness yields to sweet-scented caramel-coated toast and a low hint of fruitiness.
Taste: A mixture tasting of pale, caramel, and altogether toasty Munich malts. Sweetish in the fore. Nicely timed pop of fruitiness, and spicy, floral, lightly citrusy hops. Lightly bitterness. Fairly drying, but still malty and just a bit sweet at the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Not bad! A decently drinkable ESB rendition.
Shag (2637) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark amber color with a white head. Aroma contains some caramel and dark fruit. Flavor is rather malty with some caramel, cherries, toffee. Aftertaste is a bit sweet. Overall a nice one.
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a light tan head and amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt. Taste is medium malt, caramel/slight chocolate, secondary hops bite. Mild carbonation.