gururyan (548) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bomber, letís talk about that first. Exceptional identity/design for the brewer, love the artwork. Iím also a huge fan of naming a beer what it isóDouble ESB. So already points for presentation. However, as much as I like dipped bottles, I have never had the trouble I have with these three bottles. Holy moly thatís some secure, solid stuff. Once youíre in though, you get a burnt orange pour with a thick, dissipating head that lingers at the end. I purposely spilt some on me to wear as a cologne, thatís what I think of the aroma. Mouthfeel is very smooth and grown up. This tops my previous double ESB favorite, Tallgrassís Oasis. My only downer is the price, $13 a bomber blows my wallet to pieces. Itís worth every penny, donít get me wrong, but it means I canít enjoy it nearly as often as I would like. To sum it up, easily one of my favorite tasting beers, easily my favorite identity, and the fact itís a local brew just sends it over the edge. Well done, well done indeed.
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Bottle ][ t0rin0 ][ 750mL ][ Tasting ][ Lost Abbey Globe ][ 3/15/14 ]
>> Clear light amber pour, small tan foam. Nose is vanilla, butterscotch, short bread. Barleywine nose and taste. Slightly bitter, big toffee, spicy, butterscotch, blondie. Not bad, good barleywine.
Stevesie (292) - - MAR 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber was gift from my wife. I like the wax dip, but HLF, it took two openers, a box knife and finally a lighter to get the cap off. Worth the work, though. Pretty, rich copper/burnt orange color with some mostly dissipating tan head. Superb lacing. Malty, boozy, somewhat metallic aroma. Taste is remarkably smooth and crisp. Slightly sweet with a clean finish. The price point dictates I wonít get this often, but itís a hell of a treat.
deyholla (5959) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with friends. Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy grains and earthy pine hops with a good amount of grass. Flavor has has more earthy grains with some grass and a good amount of hay.