jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a rich tan head that laces and amber/copper color. Aroma is mild medium malt-caramel. Taste is medium malt-caramel, secondary English/copper/earthy hops. OK/soft carbonation. OK done English style.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear dark amber, lasting fine dirty white head, lots of lace,
light malt aroma with light earthy hops,
rich malt flavor, nice lasting bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampler at Broad Ripple. Dark amber hue with medium head that diminshed slowly. Medium aroma of hops and malt. Medium body. Well balanced flavor of malt, hops and citrus with a small bitter finish.
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red copper ale with light malt and hops aroma. Matly and nutty beer wit a nice smooth hops in finish. Medium bodied. July 30 04.
Drake (8536) - 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.
Dogbrick (8113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a sampler: Pours a rich amber color witha medium light beige head. Decent lacing. The aroma is fairly malty, with caramel and hops also detectable. The flavor is not overly bitter, and it has a strong malt backbone. The finish is alternating malt and hops. Not too bad.
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Grassy barley malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Lightly sweet barley malt and lightly bitter dry grass flavor. Nice, easy drinking.
DrSilverworm (6366) - 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.
Rastacouere (6128) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An unexpected absolutely authentic, kick-ass even cask-conditioned ESB. Spot-on and by far THE one beer I recommend trying at this pub. It begs for a pint.
Tasty all around. Fully nuanced. Earthy, fruity (think apricot, peaches and the likes), but not overly juicy palate since a great toasty background keeps everything in check. It never tastes like 5.6% and drinks easily despite its medium or even full body. Very toasty and bready.
I should have known ahead that this was the house specialty.
BBB63 (6037) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Indiana BG Fest: Dark amber hue with little head or lace. Roasted malt, fresh hops, grape and cherry aroma with a hint of pine. Crisp bite mellows nicely into a smooth tasting ale. Not bitter as expected. Dry acidic finish. Thin-bodied with a lively and slightly buttery mouthfeel. Good ESB but could have used a little more malt and custer hops and then I would have loved it.