hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep golden body with a thin white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Overall sweet aroma. Fruity and floral hops and some caramel. Clean, crisp, and bright. High carbonation. Earthy flavors along with some ripe fruit notes. Slightly bitter finish with a lick of hops. A cool beer that tastes pretty good.
undercurrent25 (1564) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden colour. Taste is biscuity and cerealy. Floral on the palate. Pretty average
adamnowek (406) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep but clear orange with almost no head. Aroma is almost like a rye whiskey but quite mild. Nice and malty.
procraste (50) - FRANCE - FEB 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
C’est sympa, c’est léger, c’est direct mais c’est pas exaltant et pas super équilibré non plus. Je n’ai pas trop senti la sorcière brulée ... En même temps, la date de consommation optimale de ma bouteille était dépassée ...
ThirstyBird (1868) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear orangish yellow with an off white head. the smell is biscuit, mild fruit, honey. The taste is The taste is biscuit, mild fruit, decent malt background with some floral character and ending dry. Light+ with a bit prickly carbonation.
maverick32 (24) - Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had this as a 10 ounce pour at Park Lane Tavern in Hampton. Pleasantly surprised at the flavor, but didn’t realize it was an ESB until looking it up. Not very hoppy for an ESB. Slight head, clear copper in color, a nice mouth feel and crisp clean finish.
77ships (4552) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml. bottle sampled courtesy of Kraddel. BBF 09/2001. Hazy to murky reddish amber brown with white bubbles. Nose is pure cardboard red wine oxidation, sweet madeira & touch watery / thinned out by age. Taste is watery cellar oxidation, tad bitter paper, plastic, red wine oxidation, sweet madeira, light wine sour, totally thinned out by age. Watery & oxidized body. Totally 100 % oxidized for whatever it is worth. Not much else to report here.
kraddel (4174) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thnx to matt .
Pours murkey orange brown , small to no white head .
Smell is dusty, madeira, sharp metallic , spiced, sour touch .
Taste is very aged, dusty, thin mouthfeel , madeira in the back , sweet touches that stayed in . Some faded grains . sharp slight sour touch .
RichTheVillan (3790) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Ocado; clear amber pour with a frothy white head, lemon and malt aroma, taste has pale malts, light citrus so so.
tinylightsrecs (281) - - DEC 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Pours light orange, faint but lingering white head. Lighter than usual Black sheep stuff - quite refreshing
drdisque (595) - Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Lockdown in a shaker. Pours clear copper. Flavor is wet, weak caramel, slight amount of wet fruit. Not particularly bitter for an ESB. Very wet and pretty bland, which makes it quaffable but also very boring.