tennessejed420 (923) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. At $6.99 a six pack this already a great deal. Pours amber gold with white gray head, pretty nice lacing. Aroma of butter, caramel, toffee, hops. Medium bodied, smooth, would be a great session. Nice mellow flavor, buttery caramel sweet, with a crisp hop bite. Awesome.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Muddy copper, chill haze, ring of film. Oxidized, stale hops, big caramel backend. Flavor much the same, huge oxidation, very cloying in the finish. Lacks carbonation.
smith4498 (2631) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade with Rustyham. Pours hazy amber color with off white head. Bready malt and earthy aroma. Moderately sweet malty flavor, a little toasty with some caramel. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Nick.
Rustyham (1633) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mouthfeel is soothing and flowing, flavor is delicious caramel, malt, and lots of hop sting. Aftertaste is all hops. Aroma is sweet and bready. Really good. Bottle from Whole Foods, Nashville.
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, clear light amber pour with small tan head, aroma of toasted bread malt with spicy/grassy hops with very faint almost skunky aroma, tastes of toasted bread up front with hints of floral hops, with clean residual yeasty bread on palate, medium body/medium carbonation
Rosebud butternuts (2382) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured amberish orange with a white head. aroma and flavor were both dominated by malt. mediumish body with high carbonation.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at brdigeport ale house in portland. decently crisp on the taste, it did not suffer from blandness so common to other ESBs
MmmcKay (1018) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden orange in color with a nice light gentle head. Plenty of hops here. Tastes bitter and clean. Slight tart taste especially on the finish.
Dogbrick (6047) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a dark amber color with a medium thin and creamy bone white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Mild hops and earthy malt in the nose. Medium, smooth body with flavors of resiny hops, earthy malt and fruit. The finish is biscuity malt with a touch of floral hops left behind. Decent overall.
SphinxTX (2846) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nice amber color with beige head. Aroma of subtle caramel, malt and a low profile hop spice. Flavor has a nice, smooth malt backbone blended in with notes of caramel, light sweetness, signs of toffee, low fruity esters and a smooth low profile spiciness in the finish. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation, Overall, this is a nice, relaxing drinking beer. Not bad at all. I enjoyed.