madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
28th December 2011
Cloudy dark red - brown beer. Tidy cream coloured head. Softish palate, semi dry. Interesting beer - tastes like there is some Sorachi Ace in here. Lemon cream wrapped on oak, vanilla and coconut. A little citrus bitterness underneath. Dark toffee at the base of everything. Bitterish dry finish. Unusual and tasty and very drinkable.
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper color with an off-white head. Sweet toffee aroma with a hint of vanilla and booze. Not much in the way of whiskey, light green apple. There is a hint of citrus peel and light floral hop aromas. The flavor is sweet and malty with lots of caramel and toffee, light toast, too. There is a bit of oak and vanilla, mild whiskey flavor, and a bit of alcohol.
Tmoney99 (13068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured clear dark brown color with a average tan frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy toasted malt, vanilla wood whiskey aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Interesting complex brew.
Ratman197 (12668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Breckenridge BBQ poured a clear dark brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of whiskey, oak, vanilla, toffee, carmel and light coconut. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of whiskey, oak, vanilla, toffee, carmel and light coconut with a smooth warming lingering whiskey finish.
jcwattsrugger (11899) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours copper with an offwhite head. Aroma is whiskey, medium malt-caramel. Taste is whiskey, medium malt-caramel, herbal hop bite.
BeerandBlues2 (11728) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a medium to large, frothy light tan head, somewhat quick dissipation with spare lacing. Aroma is lightly sugary oak, vanilla and whiskey, green raisins, and figs. Pie crust and cookie malt aromas mingle underneath alongside light notes of spicy and earthy hops. Flavor is subtle malt, somewhat thin and hidden beneath a moderate hop bitterness and whiskey burn. Dark fruit notes work nicely with the oak and vanilla, light toffee flavors. Medium-light body, rather thin with medium-light carbonation. The oak thins this beer out too much and brings a tannic character that detracts from what may otherwise be a pleasant beer. Why oak age a beer just to oak age it?
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Yard House Denver. The beer is a dark copper color with a medium off-white head that recedes to an outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of grainy malt and whiskey. Medium-bodied with an oaky whiskey character and flavors of earthy malt, vanilla and mild hops. The finish is slightly boozy with a rich malt aftertaste lingering. Good beer all around.
daknole (10800) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Daknolefest shared by AZeagle. Brown pour, tannish head. Lots of bourbon, caramel, some light apple flavors and bready, doughy malts. Flavor is bourbon, caramel and toothpick notes.
crossovert (10759) - Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Amber pour. It really doesnít see. Like an ESB just a bourbonny strong ale. Its nice.
adnielsen (10384) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Rackhouse. Very dark red appearance with a light tan head. Woody, oaky, definitley Stranahans whiskey, dark malty nose. Somewhat bitter, medium hoppiness, but mostly an oaky Stranahan whisky flavor. I love Stranahans so I enjoy this but I am not convinced the esb is a good beer on itís own.