gururyan (638) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, at College Bar, during a Marshall firkin fest. The Marshall Arrowhead double hopped with porter peaches, which was great. Anyway, this ESB IS GREAT.
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Drake (9433) - 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 (1032) - 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 (14135) - 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 (3933) - 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.
Bricktop86 (594) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours burnt orange with a white head. Aroma is citrus and fruit. taste follows nose.
Stevesie (336) - - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Nice dark color and some hops in the nose. Body is slightly thinner than I would have expected, but the taste is excellent. Well-balanced with just the right amount of malt and earthiness.
travita (4221) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. The look is clear, light beige colored head, and a bronze color. The smell is malty, pleasant, English hops, toast, and nice. The taste is bready, malt, light hops, well made for style.
deyholla (7266) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a clear orange amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges and laces nicely. Aroma has a light citrus hop note with a bit of grass and an earthy grain backing. Flavor has more earhy grain with a bit of must with just a hint of grassy hops.