Frank (2733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This sort of splits the difference between an APA and an English pale. It has a good depth of malt character with some nice toasty and nutty notes. The hop character is nice too--piney and a bit herbal and earthy--but I feel it distracts from the malts or maybe vice versa. It is not a bad beer but it seems to compete against itself.
MWMBeerguy (70) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy, hazy beer. Fruity, caramel aroma. Taste is fruity and smooth. Slightly bitter.
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Melkart (261) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - MAR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
You can smell and taste the hops. It is balanced and, toasted malt taste and a little bit bitter.
lb4lb (2458) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smell is funky stale red ale malt. I should probably try it again not at Stanley’s farmhouse where the beers all taste like jester king funk.
Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at 3 Små Rum, Gbg. Deep amber beer with an offwhite head. Fruity, caramell, malty, vanilla and nutty aroma. Fruity, hoppy, berriesand nice bitter flavour.
78samh (114) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle poured a deep reddish bronze. Some fruity aromas. This tastes very bold and rich. A little sweet, a little fruity, bitter finish.
jackfrost9p (240) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice amber. Nicely balanced. Malts up front, but a nice hop bite afterwards.
DocJitsu (826) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear deep copper color with a pillowy light tan head. Toasty, caramelly aromas. Creamy mouthfeel. Citrus rind and grassy bitterness dominates the sweet toasty malt, caramel, and fruit flavors.
Landmonger (156) - USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bomber into a dimpled mug, the color is amber with a nice head and lacing, the aroma is strongly malt with some molasses, taste of citrus, malt and some lingering bitter, mild goes down easy
Maltser85 (229) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked this single bottle up in error, was going for Sculpin! Anyways, it pours a nice deep amber orange with a 1 1/2 finger off white head. Aroma is interesting. Its bready, its malty, its sweet smelling. Malt and hops on the nose. There is definitely a floral sense followed and mixed with hints of grassy with a tinge of lemon borderline orange citrus. Some vinous notes which is really interesting, maybe almost borderline on raisin. Very malty nose, but well complemented by the hops. Nice carbonation up front, sweet and malty flavors, some of that raisin and bready caramel coming up front, quickly followed by some nice hop bitterness. Some citrus and maybe a hint of pine bitterness. Finishing with caramel and raisin quality to it. Nice and balanced. The bitterness lingers in the finish right across the middle of the palate. Body is tremendous for being a 5.5% ABV beer. Very tasty for an ESB inspired ale. I liked the American Hops on the English Malts.