dnstone (2047) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good for an ESB, which I usually dont care for. Not much to the aroma. Medium hop notes carry through a solid caramel-malt body.
Notes: Pub visit during ’09 GABF
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap @ Bull & Bush. Amber pour with a white head. Butter, toast, and candy. Plum, raisin, and more butter on the nose. Weird spicy hops and some BO. Flavor is so damn buttery. Sweet, sugary, and toasty. Plum, raisin, and spicy hops. Weird funk and grass. Blech.
Steve_0 (1926) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is clear amber with a long-lasting white head. Somewhat fruity, citrusy, bready, biscuit, cereal, and grassy aroma. Taste is cereal, grain, grass, earthy, dirty, somewhat bland, and fruity with a light bitter finish. Light body with high carbonation. Meh.
sonnycheeba (2532) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with average, creamy off-white head; good retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cereal malt, herbs, light grassy hops, pears, dates, and light spice. Flavor is malt dominate with favsnt supporting fruit esters and hops; semi-sweet finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and low warmth.
Suttree (4742) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
So, after starting thevening off with some more, y’know, experimental faire, I decided to have this with my food. It was a nice choice - I got a little oatmel and toast, with a blueberry not in the background. Not bad at all - simple and tasty.
arminjewell (5149) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub, pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma has notes of toffee, some lemon, touch of bitter grass, some sweet nuttiness in there as well. Taste is a bit odd as well, with notes of sweet nuts, some caramel, toffee, grass and pine, finishing slightly bitter.
madmitch76 (12174) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12th October 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy brown beer. Crisp palate. Moderately hoppy Just a little malt. Okay.
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brilliant amber. Grainy malty aroma, with some sweet syrupy tones, and a tinge of honey. Flavor was sweet and complex, with a great mouthfeel. Heavy toffee malt and honey esters blend and play off each other nicely. Very faint touch of cocoa, but otherwise pretty light-malt forward, only lightly balanced by grassy hop notes at the end. A fantastic ESB, even if it is missing the bitterness.
adnielsen (7586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap @ brewpub. Mildly hazy red orange appearance with a small head. Amber nutty aroma with some bittering hops in the nose. Flavor is a nutty amber malty flavor with a lot more bitterness from the hops than I detected in the nose. Bitterness on the finish is strange and a little off.
bigbish (479) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
prett boring. Flat flavor, not muc bitterness. Weak aroma. They need to double down on the malt bill or something.