Scopey (4613) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tesco Danestone, Aberdeen. It pours dark mahogany, with a medium beige head and moderate carbonation. The nose is chocolate, roasted malt, wood, starch and currant. The taste is metal, raisin, currant, red grape, wood, chocolate, cardboard, earth, light spice and lots of roasted malt, with a dry finish. A decent ESB.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours a deep reddish-brown colour with a thin light tan head that dies away early. Aromas of dried fruits, raisons, currants, toffee and treacle. Tastes of Christmas cake with toffee, raisons and some chocolate also. Nice chewy mouthfeel.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is deep, dark ruby black with a moderate beige head. Thick malt, caramel, chocolate on the nose. Similar taste but with a nice roasty hop finish. Not bad.
beerfest5 (837) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
not sure about the esb/bitter classification here, this is more like a traditional ale in the flavor and color. very well balanced in the roasted malts and a nice hop bitterness in the finish. one of michael jacksons 500 classic brews, and this one stands up to the hype.
shoestring (239) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice dark appearance. tan head. the smoke is there and the deep deep taste that teh appearance promises. A nice one indeed. One more please?
MrGGen (301) - ITALY - OCT 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Versa un colore ambra scuro con una schiuma beige aderente e abbastanza cremosa e persistente. Molto piacevole l’aroma di malto con sentore di fumo. Il gusto è ragionevole maltato ,caramello ben distinto, l’amarezza è corretta, qualche sentore di liquirizia nel finale.Tutto sommato gustosa e beverina.
gunnar (4321) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Scotland, thanks Graeme! Pours dark red brown with a big good looking tanned head. Nice malty nutty aroma, chocolate and coffee. Taste is moderate sweet, lots of dark caramel, chocolate and some roasted notes as well. Very good beer!
JohnRMurdoch (2699) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tesco. Mild toffee floral aroma. Chestnut brown colour. Tastes of grass, caramel, flowers, grass & malts. Pleasat aftertaste. Finishes better than it starts.
Gethinbeer (2025) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber colour with a thin off wite head. Thin texture, yet keeps a decent malt flavour. Alcoholic hint with biscuit malts.
savnac (2363) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber brown with a medium foamy beige head. Aroma of caramel, baked biscuits, herbal hops and light citrus. Flavor is rich toasty malt with caramel and a medium hop bitterness. Medium body with a smooth finish. Really easy drinking and flavorful, it’s ESB’s like this that make me think I should drink more of them.