Westchesterco (769) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a can it is a amber color with a slight head the aroma is of some citrus and caramel. The taste is a strong bitter malt flavor
Iphonephan (2606) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz can shared in Avon NC. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Aroma of toasted nuts. Flavors of raisin and some toffee. Moderate mouthfeel and carbonation. Slightly bitter finish.
hershiser2 (1173) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
$1.95 can from Wine Warehouse, CHO.
Pours clear brown with an inch of off-white head. Smells lightly fruited with some back end malts and ... honey? Tastes of burnt malt and wood.
tcane7 (1519) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle with Jay, Ray and Chris. Pours a murky brown with medium, fluffy, beige head and some mild lacing. Nose of roasted malt, black tea, caramel, some nut. Medium to light body. Moderately bitter finish.
dpjuart (1033) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark red with brown hues. Caramel and chocolate nose. Creamy and chocolate, caramel, mild bitter. Solid.
BrettTaylor (368) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tasted at Brew Do - malt and alcohol on nose, bit of hop bitterness on finish; fairly nicely balanced
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours deep reddish amber with a thin eggshell head. Smell is sweet roasted malt, caramel, some hops, bread, and light citrus and faint smoke. Taste is sweet roasted malts, caramel, bread, and light citrus. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Good smooth drinking beer.
Huhzubendah (2230) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The beer is copper hued and teeming with bubbles. Thin tan head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is weak, offering some fruity malt and grain. Sweet malt with caramel malt and fruity toffee. A bit syrupy on the palate. Alcohol presence is too much for the style. Too sweet and lacking that pleasant bitterness to help balance everything out. Mediocre.
nimbleprop (4150) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can pours a mostly clear, very dark caramel with some creamy, white head. Aroma is nice and fairly standard, orange rind, lemon, biscuit, cracker, a little caramel. Flavor is the same, really spot on style wise, a balance of orange and caramel, malt, cracker, lemon. Clean finish. Really spot on.
gsmitty80 (1736) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice ESB on par with others. Not much bite or bitterness, almost like a marzen or a german lager.