theisti (3504) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shaker pint nitro draft at The Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, Florida. The pour settles to a clear golden orange with a nitro cream head. The aroma is minimal due to the thick nitro cream head blocking. What aroma is there is cracker malt. The taste is a smooth cracker malt along with a hint of toast and some crystal malt notes. There is grass in the finish. Clean, simple, tasty. The palate is medium bodied, nitro carbonation and lingering malt. Nice.
reggiedunlop (3475) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber / ruby with a medium tan head...nice lacing and bright color. Aroma has some earthy/tangy hops and a mild fruitiness. Flavor really opens up with layers of tobacco, burnt toffee, and chocolate...good balance with earthy/woody bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a dry earthy/bitter finish. Really nice.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at ravenous pig... Pours a hazy soft caramel hued elixir with medium transparency. And topped with a thin to medium soapy light beige head... Toasty caramel and soft grains, lightly fruity and finishes with a fair amount of grassy earthy hops... Flavors are more of the same with more abundance on the fruity tones alongside an earthy bitterness that comes firth quickly thereafterwards. Soft caramel and grains play a lesser role but not completely absent. Shy if medium bodied with semi-lively carbination.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours to a glowing coppery red amber body with a nice white head. The aroma is bitter noble hops, grassy and weeds, floral. The flavor is noble hops with bitter grassy floral hops. Light clean grain. Traditional but good ESB. Subtle minerals. Medium bodied.
smith4498 (3270) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours clear amber color with off white head. Lightly fruity with toasted malts and slight hop bitterness. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at CCB. Deep copper pour with a white head. Scent is lightly roasted malt and some fruit. Taste is roasty and sweet fruits with some lemon. Very nice.
chinchill (3130) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Pinglehead brewpub.
This ESB is fine looking but otherwise unexceptional, Body is smooth but too thin.
jbruner (2986) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro tap at fermentation lounge. Pours a clear copper with thick creamy head that leaves great lacing. Aroma of bready grain and caramel. Taste follows, nice balance and slightly bitter finish, creamy mouth from the nitro. Good stuff.
50belair (2968) - Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the WOB. Burnt orange pour with an off-white head. Earth 7 wood aromas. The taste is mildly bitter with grassy hop flavors that are countered by cereal malts and nutty/woody notes.
Damico (2952) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clean translucent copper with a big creamy light beige head! Aroma brings light clean sweet malts and a bit of apple. Flavor brings sweet malts with a tiny touch of clean apple tart and bitterness expected from the style. The body is super creamy and pleasant on nitro.