lb4lb (2565) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours quite red. Smell is nutty bread, burnt sugar and caramel. Taste is similar and nicely bittered from the burnt flavors but not hoppy at all. Very easy to drink with a sweet burnt bready and nutty flavor which is a bit dry and not cloying at all. I enjoyed it enough to order a second pint. Definitely a good, and easy drinking amber that I’d happily get again.
K5PI (20) - Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice, tidy amber with some good nutty notes -- very accessible. I’m not sure it’s quite big enough to be an ESB -- I think it’s more in league with Saint Arnold’s Amber, Live Oak Big Bark, and Fat Tire. Stop your friend from ordering a Shiner Bock next time, and get him/her one of these instead!
SudsMcDuff (6403) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured out a stupid tree brown, light but sturn foam .. . some light bitterness, some maple maltiness and a weird fruit.. . swollen eyes .. . OK stuff but needs work .. . But I am who I am. - Yeah let’s pretend you aren’t who you are and just try to attract a woman.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of fall leaves, and twigs. Tight malty flavor with 30% hops in the finish. Full body and flavor. Too bad this cant be the default amber ’round the world.
djd07 (4899) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Texas Beerfest. Pours a clear amber with a small off white head. The aroma is sweet raisin malt and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with light malt and brown sugar and nice sweet finish. Easy to drink, a good ESB from CBC.
jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Draught House–on tap-pours an offwhite head and dark amber/brown color. Aroma is licorice/anise, drying.
onceblind (4965) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF 2011. Clear dark amber with a frothy light tan head. Aroma of toffee, English honey malt, big cereal grains. Flavor has nice English toffee malts with cereal grains, soft floral bitter hops, balancing nicely. A little on the burnt side, and on a medium body. Average, but not shabby.
DedicatedToFun (3518) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty decent amber, moderate lacing, hint of nothing, but good baby.........
degbert (1268) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark amber -- almost red -- with a fine-grained, cream, short head. Nose is apple, apricot, tea, and a touch of smoke. Definitely ESB-like; there’s smoke on the tongue, along with oolong, light rye, and spice. Not much sweetness at all. Some bitterness, but it’s kept in check. Easy to drink, with a prolonged but subtle finish. I like this.
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark amber. Aroma is caramel and dark fruit. Flavor follows through. Decent bitter.