Drake (11437) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce bottle from Secret Santa crajun! Murky brown, thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, burnt sugar, bread. The taste is dry bready malt, lemon juice, caramel, bitter hops. Thin. Meh.
rgf001 (277) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy Amber, not clear. Chill haze? Head dissipates quickly. Excellent earthy aroma with malt background. Perfect earthy bitterness and hop flavor with malty, toasty breast flavors. Dry finish with English hop residue. Great beer.
theisti (3654) - Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shaker pint draft at City Tavern in Dallas, Texas. The pour is clear copper brown with a smallish light tan head. The aroma is toffee, malt, a bit of grass bitterness. The taste is the toffee malt, though expresses itself weirdly, and a bit artificially. The grass bitterness adds some herbal notes, carries the finish and combines with the sweetness and lingers. The palate is medium bodied, lower carbonation level and the bittersweet herbal finish. There were components of this beer that I enjoyed, though overall didn’t completely do it for me. I’m not sure it was in the best condition.
degbert (1521) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a medium golden brown with a shallow, off-white, fine-grained head. Nose is caramel, toffee, dates, figs. roast almonds, and toast; quite nice. Sweet on the palate, staying in that toffee and date range, but with the roast nuts and bitter tea range to set it off nicely; this is one of my favorite styles, and I have to say this one is the best American version I’ve had. Finish is perfectly dry and bitter. I have a new regular beer; my Anglophile beer lover heart is happy.
ranger7 (8) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Look: golden and clear. Good head.
Smell: Typical ESB, which is good.
Taste: Very nice. Balanced and sweet. Reminds me of the prime example of this style; Fuller’s ESB.
Feel: Smooth and slick.
Overall: Pretty spot-on, in my opinion. A great American attempt at the style. Would drink again.
ttoadee (1112) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean light copper pour, quick head. Nose is toffee and malt. Bittersweet. Middle is medium malt backbone, caramel, some soft fruit, almost tastes like candi sugar. Finish is lightly bitter. Pretty decent.
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Choice Beverages. Pours a muddy amber with lots of yeasties floating around and a thin white head. The aromas are herbal, light citrus. The mouthfeel is slightly dry with a light bitterness, a medium body and medium carbonation. Excellent representation of the style. Cheers!
PorterPounder (6721) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Irving, Tx - Los Colinas Beverage - 12 oz bottle. Slightly murky, medium orange pour, very light off-white head. Aroma has some light nutty accents, some pineapple-like fruitiness. Interesting flavor with a malt accented profile. Cake mix, yeast, just a brief hint of light citrus bitterness. Brief hint of date-like fruitiness. thick enough mouthfeel,
vipinvelp (3319) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark orange, small off-white foam head. Bitter aroma and even more bitter taste. Great beer, lasting aftertaste. (Dallas 201505)
kevinator (1730) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well done beer. Nice grainy aromas. Good color and foam. Smooth texture with the right amount of weight and fizz. Flavors were true to style with a tinge of sweet followed by a bitter end but with subtle layers.