MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
[ Bottle ][ 2oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Champagne Flute ][ 12.07.14 ]
murky Amber pour, large bubbled white head lasts. Heavy plastic nose, lightly gummy fruits. Light tea and roast front palate, gummy sweetness mid, thin tea finish, washed out and watery. Not offensive, but way too thin for errors this size.
nimbleprop (5799) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from the Northport farmer’s market pours a hazy, dark orange with some spitty, white head. Nose has white grape, poached pear, some tangerine, orange, a little muddled fruit. Flavor follows, some guava, candy, orange, yeasty, some red grape, maybe some faint strawberry jam. Watery finish.
beerbill (3565) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9 oz bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Very mild aroma of earthy malt and not much else. The flavor is again earthy malt with a notable mineral quality. Very mild, nearly non-existent bitterness at the finish. Not really an ESB. As an aside, I think this is one of the more creative beer labels I have come across!
radagast83 (5606) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a small off white head. Light notes of sweet sugar, light toasted malts. Not really like a esb though. Light malt, some toasted notes.
solidfunk (5181) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells a little foul. A little trash in the smell. Pours hazy maroon. Some decent malt. This is drinkable, the smell is just a little off. Bottle.
Iphonephan (4306) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle at the DC Ratebeer event Dec. 6, 2014. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Caramel nose. Flavors of biscuit. Thin bodied. Slightly sweet finish.