cfrancis (1765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dirty dark brown with a big fluffy beige head and great retention. Aroma is apple sweetness and caramel malts. Taste is unbalanced with sweetness, apple tartness. sweet caramel malts and small earthly bitterness. Rather disappointed.
jcos (1175) - Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date:Draft April 27th, 2013 at Scion.
Appearance: Pours a caramel clear.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel, malty ands weet.
Taste: Very light bitterness, malt forward, caramel.
Palate:Light body, slick.
Summary: Iím not quite sure if this is an ESB, but it is a solid malt forward beer.
kassner (1221) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, very dark red amber and great head and lacing, carbonation a bit high, very complex oily banana and malt flavor, with a sweet taste and astringent finish , Not much for hops or fruits.
keepersj12 (2242) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An under rated style as far as Iím concerned. Poured a dark amber with a thin head. Malthus aroma with some caramel. Malthus taste too with just enough hops to balance. Well done.
polarisbeerguy (13) - Lake Orion, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 750ml champagne corked bottle the aroma is subtle nice bitter longevity but not overpowering hints of apples on the front appearance is dark mahogany one of my favorites from blue mountain
Kinz (2968) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty clear orange amber, head initially fizzy - but ends up becoming very creamy and quite long lasting with a nice lace. Aroma is very lightly of caramel, and then moving into an almost chlorophyll green hop character. Flavor changes quite a bit - initial caramel malt sweetness, but then an almost minty hop character. Would have thought this Northern Brewer for sure with the minty note, but who really knows? I shouldnít try to guess hops, as Iím invariably wrong. Slightly odd finish - almost like the yeast is acting up a bit. Somehow I feel like this recipe is close to being really good, but ultimately it produced just a so-so at best beer.
Butters (3320) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the brewery. Clear mahogany pour with small ring of light tan head. Boozy sweet massive caramel and earthy hop bite. Balanced to a certain extent but leans very sweet. Not overly impressed. But not bad.
Emeister84 (433) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2013 Aromas of grape candy, oranges, and some caramel. Clear, reddish-amber, with a moderately retaining, white head. Lightly sweet, nutty flavors balanced by floral, hop bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation, and a fruity, bitter finish.
DCLawyer (687) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml->SA glass. Amber with strong white head. Aroma has hops, grass, fruit, apple. Taste is malt and hops, some fruit. Decent.
johnbuck100 (166) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber from foggy bottom whole foods. nice mellow ESB. fancy cork top. nice etching on the bottle. is it worth the $12 i spent for this ESB? no. still, nice to try once.