blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Floral hop aroma with toasty malts. The flavor is well balanced with sweet malt, light toast, and floral/herbal hops. Very drinkable.
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sample: RNH: pours a very dark red/ amber with a good looking, very dry head. Tastes very bitter and malty... a very middle of the road brew, not too great.
Pwn3d (1959) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
sweet malt aroma. Surprisingly boozing sting considering the alc content. Malt, pine hops that border on metallic. Not impressive
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum: Deep copper pour with good clarity and a tan film of head. Extremely piny hop aroma with some grapefruit notes and resiny spruce tips. There’s an underlying sweet note of brown sugar & mild crystal malt. Creamy body with an extremely rich flavor for such a low ABV. Chewy hop resins all over the flavor with hop resins, spruce, grapefruit and some mild minty notes and a twiggy vegetal fresh herbaceous character. An intensely hoppy session that feels more American than British (especially the American hops used in this).
malrubius (1512) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Time to catch up before BCTC. On tap at Mugs. Amber with little head. Not too sure they know how to pour beer at Mugs. Or maybe something with the glassware. Toasty biscuity nutty with English bitter finish.
Beardface (1516) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewpub. Amber pour with a thick white head. Aroma of caramel and nut with a bitter hop note. Flavor is typical toasted malt goodness but with a nice bitter hop finish to it. Solid ESB.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery. Faint musty aroma and a basement cellar taste. Don’t ask me what that means. Rough childhood. Caramel finish.
Gethinbeer (2025) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger, NYC. Amber with a thin white head. A little thin in flavour with a smooth texture. Seems to have a smoked oak hint to it.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub, 5.4%abv so firmly in the ESB category. Copper color with a small white head. The aroma was on the malty side, with lots of toasty grain, balanced by fresh, spicy, herbal hops. The flavor leaned heavily of toasty, biscuity malt, with a spicy hop balance. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Well balanced stuff, and pretty spot-on for the style.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Chewy malty pine, earth, light nutty woody aromatic character. Sharp carbonation with some toasted malt and a dry finish.