BrettTaylor (512) - 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
DrinkinWell (271) - - 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 (2311) - 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
BREWMUSKCLES (2257) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma fades fast but brew is a real winner with peat and hop and fruit punch and vibrant small carbonation that stings a bit and leaves that malt for a reminder. satisfying yet you want another. vibrant caramel ivy warming finish that lingers pleasantly. could be even better with a tweak or two. impressive esb.
gripweed57 (728) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce can. Copper color with a big foamy beige head. Caramel malt nose. A hint of brown sugar, as well. Sweet toasted malt flavor is smooth and nutty. More brown sugar and spicy hops. Some dried fruit in mid taste. Alcohol is well hidden. Finish is cloying and sticky malt.
dagimp (725) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a can into a pilsner glass. Served at a wedding. Good choice. Nice and fresh. Too much alcohol for a normal esb but let's just call it an American esb. Few inches of white head dissipating into near nothing. Sweet bready aroma with some spice. Mouthfeel is heavy and carbonated. Neither too much so. Burin wouldn't want to make this a session beer. Taste is real nice. Total malts. Dark dank and sticky. As said before, a little too heavy for the style. But loads of flavor. Real good stuff!
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bubbleflubber (1832) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep mahogany with a foamy head that fully diminishes. The nose has some sourdough, caramel and light esters. Flavors are of caramel, melon, stone fruit, biscuit, toasted malt and a finish of nice balanced metallic, tannin-peppery bitters. The finish is absolutely divine, honestly, and paired with the lively mouth, smooth palate, well-balanced round body and easy drinkability, itís substantive and complex, yet super quaffable. Best brew by the brewery Iíve had so far, and well worth it. Great ESB!
jkwood04 (4031) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz can. Looks amber/golden. Aroma of pale and light caramel malts, bread and toast, and some light hops. Flavor the same. Average to lighter texture. Not the best beer.
obguthr (3913) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can: Tea and bread crust nose. Dark copper, thick yellow head, good lacing. Bread crust flavor finishing with a wisp of smoke. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nicely done. Iíve had this before but never remembered to rate it. It gets better every time Iíve tried it.
EithCubes (5000) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can into a pint glass. Nose sweet caramel and toffee, earthy with red fruit and light spice. Pours clear amber-copper with a fizzy tan head. Taste lightly sweet, lightly bitter (sweetness wins out but the balance doesnít seem too far tilted), good malt in a thin and watery body, toffee with prune and raisin character in the middle and red fruits and berries, touch of spice from the yeast and good use of crystal malts without overdoing it. Honestly, a really pleasant American interpretation without forcing the Americanisms (extra bitter, super citrusy hops, boozy, etc.), just sweet and malty and repeatable (also works as a contemplative sipper!). Iíd love to go back and pick up a six-pack.
DialSquare (2755) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can from Pace High Carryout. Amber pour with an off-white head that leaves a slight ring. Aroma is caramel and earthy. Tastes are caramel, apple, citrus, biscuity, tea, toasted malt, yeasty. Quite like the taste, but the palate left me hanging a bit - low carbonation, slick, little watery. Overall good though.