SSSteve (3958) - - JUL 31, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
can. hazy red with a small beige head. i didnít want to rate this because its completely oxidized and probably just been on the shelf too long, however, several other rated experienced the same so here we go... caramel nose, no hops left. flavor is one dimensional butter caramel notes with maybe a faint hint of citrusy american hops that once were. QC this product and move it faster. i will re-rate if i ever come across it again.
yngwie (15381) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. A more or less clear one, dark amber in color and with a small, beige head. The aroma is rather sourish caramel malty, with dried fruits and some rye bready hints. Quite malty, almost wort like flavor too, with raisins, some plums, bread and caramel. Itís smooth on the palate, medium bodied and semi-sweet. Lasting finish. Not my favorite in any way. Not that itís really bad in any way, I just donít like the way itís brewed. Sort of like a session-quad, which doesnít work out very nice. 150625
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can 355ml @ Hotel room, The International Cozy Inn, New York, NY
Pours slightly hazy brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, bread, wort and grains. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel, bread and grainy finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
tsd08460 (226) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: roasty, caramel, smoke
Appearance: clear amber, tan head
Taste: smoke, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish,
EKGoldings (616) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2014 On tap at the brewery. I really wanted to like this more, I am a sucker for British ales. The nose was malty and toffee, with some hops balancing but definitely in the background. Not to style due to high alcohol, but not a bad beer.
HighlanderOne (1072) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from can. Aroma of malt, ocean and soap. Good lookin mahogany with tan head. I taste caramel, nut, brown sugar, yeast and hop notes in back. Very drinkable. I expected more hop presence for this style, but itís a good example of an English pub ale.
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass. Pours a dark copper/brown with a foamy off white head. Aroma consists of caramel, dark fruits, bread, and tobacco. Taste is much the same. As it warms it gets even better. Medium bodied with light carbonation and a sticky mouth feel. Has a decent amount of lacing.
jgb9348 (5096) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep rich brown coloured body with hints of violet and ruby and a thick, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, malt, toffee and nuts - pungent. Medium-bodied; Strong rich malt body with some alcohol and earthy notes coupled with a nice bit of sugars and some light complexity near the end. Aftertaste shows some assertive maltiness with a little hop flavour and a lot of sweetness from caramel and toffee - nice. Overall, a nice and relatively pungent ESB with more a dark and deep flavour than most from this style. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Whole Foods in Arlington (Clarendon), Virginia on 01-November-2014 for US$1,99 sampled in my hotel room here in New York, New York on 07-November-2014.
DrinkinWell (388) - - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown. Hints of caramel, brown sugar. Malts, cinnamon, bit of clove. An interesting ESB.
Maverick34 (2584) - New York, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned. Brownish pour white head. Malts and heavy caramel. Decent esb not much else here