dchmela (2480) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Ian for this. Pours a deep brown copper color with a huge head. For an ESB, this is an insane head. Very grassy, hoppy, bready malt aroma. Taste is more of a sour bitter apple than and english beer with lots of bitter hops and bready malt. Finishes with a bitter aftertaste. Not great.
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Amber hue with a huge frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of aromatic and grassy hops, biscuity malt, apple esters and smells a bit oxidized. The taste is twangy (infected?) and bitter. Yeasty and biscuity midway before the herbal finish. The mouth feel is lively and over carbonated, dry finish. I wonder how old this bottle is? Bought at Greens in Atlanta.
Goodgrief (1733) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 19, 2008
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Mar. 2007 - Dark pour, small head and lacing. This beer is ungood. Burnt aroma and burnt flavor. One in our group reminisced of the old days of uncoated aspirin, when it gets caught in your throat and comes back up...that is the flavor of this beer. Ungood.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, courtesy of wickedpete. Thanks, Pete! Pours a slightly hazy, bright orange-amber color; thin light tan head. Tea-like malts and light, indeterminate fruits in the aroma. Average carbonation; medium mouthfeel: tea-like malts and some very light caramel; a mild citrus hoppiness, but a bit watery overall. Medium, biscuity and bitter citrus in the finish.
alexanderj (3193) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle; poured a brownish copper with medium to large light brown head. Head had some creaminess to it; lacing. Aroma was a nice balance of caramel/toasted malt and fruit; also some grassy and citrus notes. Flavor was about average for the style; there was a nice balance between the malt backbone and the hop bitterness in the finish. Malt was caramel and fruity; had a slight chewiness to it. Some woody and nutty flavors as well, that didnít work too well for me. Finish was on the dry side. Hops were mostly grassy and floral. Overall it was slightly above average for the style.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with little head forming. Toasty aroma, with a slight touch of fallen autumn leaves. Flavor is refreshing with a strong bitterness at the finish that lingers. Nice malt flavor of caramel and toast to balance the bitterness. A nice change of pace from the usual IPA hop bombs.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep copper with nice deep malted notes. There are some tree fruit hints and the beloved malt sweet candy flavor. The palate shows a dense malt note that finishes with a light bitterness.
vyvvy (3418) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lovely shade of dark copper with a pillowy & rocky tan head. The aroma has well toasted malt, hints of cotton candy, sassophras and passion fruit. Itís like a cross between and ESB and a root beer. Medium body on the course harsh side with some soft carbonation. The flavor started with very woody flavors, toasted pine cones and a strong dry malt presence. The finish is more harsh with a dark hoppy taste. An interesting beer.
TURDFERGUSON (3736) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Dad consumed on 9/10/07. Thanks Pops! Dark amber body with a small white head that leads to a nice ring of lace. Nose of bitter hops, toasted and crystal malts. Flavor is bitter as expected, but its a little bit overwhelming in the finish.
mcox90 (1371) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. Consumed at fridge temp. Pours an amber color with a fluffy white head. Aroma was of strong hops. Taste was very hoppy with some mild caramel. As the beer warmed the hoppy taste calmed down a bit. This beer left a bitter aftertaste in my mouth that lasted for hours. It was ok, but I won,t go looking for it.