StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 26, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle from local liquor store. Pours a rich reddish-copper color with a big sudsy off-white head that lasts forever and leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is moderate in strength with caramel and malts. The flavor is rich with malts, set prominently in a biter hops backdrop. Other flavors I detect are citrus, pine, toffee and walnuts. The mouthfeel is full and creamy with lively carbonation. The finish is long, dry and biter. Overall: This is the best example of the style "Premium Biter" I have tried to date. Recommended.
zoucrew102 (839) - - JUL 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich caramel malt aroma with notes of toffee and a bit of brown sugar. Pours amber colored with a thin tan head with good retention and some lacing. Starts with rich caramel malt sweetness with some toffee malt as well. Finishes quite smooth with the brown sugary sweetness overwhelming a slight hoppiness at the end. Very well made amber.
mrol (102) - - JUL 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours intense amber color with little white head. A bit too sweet for me but a very good beer.
Mjp12 (757) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice twist on esb style, with a handful of hops to cut through the thick malt layer. Nice.
samsmith33 (560) - - JUN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is very light. Taste is barley, honey, brown sugar. Very nice.
Appearance is dark brown, clear.
Medium to low carbonation.
A good beer.
johnnymusky (543) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Liked this one nice caramel and light malt hops come through at the end...i likes this one....(#512)
arnold931 (815) - Iowa, USA - JUN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Lazy Dog in San Diego. Pours clear brown amber with tan head. Nose and taste is toffee and caramel. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Good amber.
GlasgowTAD (479) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brownish amber colour. Aroma is toffee and caramel. Taste is caramel, toffee and butterscotch.
evergreen0199 (2331) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog, Shepherds Bush, London. An amber coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Hoppy, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, malty, slightly fruity, caramel.
Jimthechap (2041) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gorgeous lustrous coppery colour with a carpet of cream coloured head and lots of sparkle. Aromas of stonefruit - nectarines and peaches as well as pine-resin. The body is medium to full and is enhanced by dessert flavours and punchy bitterness. The bitterness sees a lengthy finish that rewards.
BeerBunker (907) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours dark red/amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma is of hops, grass, caramel, and malt. Some citrus in there as well. Taste is of grassy hops and citrus. It is balanced out by a bready malt backbone. Lingering grassy taste. Has an underlying fruit taste that comes through more as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium, and slightly creamy. Body is medium, and heavily carbonated. Drinks very easy. Really good.