DrSilverworm (4017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Taster from a cask at the brewpub. Clear orange red color. Couple chunks of sediment floating in the body. Minimal off-white head. Little bits of lace. Very light carbonation. Medium body. Lightly sticky. Caramel malts. Moderate sweet, light bitter. Light english-style hop. Not great, not much really going for it.
Keir (121) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at brewery. Hazy amber with thin head. Nose of malty sweetness and a bit of bitter hops. Tastes bitter with a hint of malt sweetness. Oily mouthfeel.
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ESBob (283) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Ale. Pours a deep brownish amber with slight off white lacing head. Aroma is a nice caramel malt, and, of course, little to no carbonation. Taste is nice combination of light roast malt and hop bitterness. A classis English style ESB, Very good stuff!
drfabulous (3378) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at brewpub. Cask. Bitter. Slightly dusty. Little cream to the taste. Red body. Nice.
dougdecinces (113) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at the restaurant. Since it was dark where we were seated, I can’t give an accurate color or clarity description. Aroma was mostly of piney, resinous hops. I absolutely loved digging into the fine, pillowy head that only cask ales can provide. Good body and full mouthfeel, but overall the flavor on this was kind of bland, which was a dissapointment after earning such high marks for appearance and pallate.
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the brewpub. Pours brown with no head. Aroma sweet caramel and bready with some biscuit and light herbal hoppiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with a stronger bread and caramel very much hoppy for the style. Finishes lightly bitter.
sbanach (221) - Alabama, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
aroma is toffee, hops, caramel. Could be more malty, but a little too hoppy for me. Good character, palate is lingering, malthy slight/medium hops. okay drinker for 1 or 2 brews..
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Served on cask at the brewpub. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium white fizzy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet sugary malts with a grainy finish. The taste is sweet earthy malts, raisins and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied.
Jethro6191 (372) - Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned. Pours amber with a thin ivory head. Big malty aroma with a hint of hops. Malt, caramel, and over-ripe orange flavors with a bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel with low carbonation. Nice balance. Very enjoyable and true to the ESB style.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with a mostly receding off-white head. Notes of earthy hops, woody, light pine, citrus, and crackery, sweet toasted malt. Medium bodied, light resins with soft carbonation. Quite enjoyable.