kathouse (1493) - Nevada, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Frosted Mug. Dark amber and quite hazy. Grainy foam matches malt aroma. Decent body and respectable balance.
jredmond (7142) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sampled at Frank’s December 19th, 2015 tasting. Nose is bright caramel and sweet malt. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with notes of wet wood, caramel and cherries.
ads135 (3870) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A pretty good ESB. Light and mild. Biscuity malt body with a hint of candy sugar in the finish.
RobertDale (4980) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Comes reddish brown with an average beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and fruit. Taste is malt, fruit, caramel, and a bit of citrus. Pretty good.
kevinator (1789) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent bitter/strong ale. Minimal aroma with a slightly malty flavor normally associate associated with English ales and a hint of hops bitterness on the finish. Good dark amber color and medium weight. Very quaffable.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle shared by jackl at the 21st Richmond Gathering, 11/1/14. Pours a clear copper color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, toast, biscuity malts, mild fruits. The taste is caramel, toast, stone fruits, mild booze. Medium bodied.
tia (1539) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ RG 21. Copper & floaty. Smells sweet and caramelly. ’Tastes metallic. Sweet/bitter.
Travlr (19541) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear bright amber color. Aroma of cocoa covered caramel. Taste is burnt butterscotch. OK.
MartzMimic (84) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at McNellie’s OKC. Pours a clear reddish brown with a slight creamy ivory head. Not much of an aroma, but there are notes of malt, caramel and dark fruit. On the tongue, you can detect some nice chocolate, leather, smoke and a touch of prune. Medium oily mouth that lets the bitterness linger for a while. I don’t typically drink a lot of bitters, but this one is really good despite the lack of aroma.
nearbeer (4614) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint on tap. Clear copper with a lasting film of cream on top. Malty apple and earthy citrus aroma. Taste is caramel apple and toasted nut with a nice earthy, woodsy citrus bitter. Just a nice hint of the grapefruit PNW hop notes. Light-medium body has an excellent balance to the big malt presence. Medium carbonation is smooth. Very drinkable ESB.