kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A malty brown pour with a dirty beige head. Smells of dirty malt and cocoa powder. Tastes like super bitter dried cocoa and malt. Good and dirty.
stevoj (1351) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Initial nice taste, but hen it falls flat. A bit more head than I’m used to from British ales, so it looks pretty good. But aroma and taste and palate are all very light, flat and almost bland. Next!
jmgreenuk (2680) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from some place that sells beer. Poured a clear chesnut brown with a broken white frothy head. The aroma is malty with a little yeast in the background. The flavour is medium bitter, malty, slightly metallic and with a few roasted nuts floating around on the palate. I used to like this. I’ve moved on, the beer hasn’t.
Itzjerm (913) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice malty good carbonated low hoppy brew. Good mouthfeel head that falls apart. But low on flavor
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ThirstyBird (785) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber color with a nice tan. Smell is caramel and a touch of fruit. Taste is caramel, bread with some fruitiness ending dry and a touch nutty. light in body with some slickness...average carbonation. Not bad though does not stand out either.
Bif (1195) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep amber color with a moderate head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, some caramel with a bit of fruit and spice. Taste is similar with roasted malt, some caramel sweetness bit of fruit and spice in the background. Has mild bitterness with a fairly dry finish with just a bit of lingering bitterness. Medium body and smooth. Decent ESB but rather mundane. A bit sweet for more than one.
wimpyjoe (2291) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper coloured with a small creamy head. Small malty aroma and slightly smooth. Has a small sweet taste.
Nisse666 (3555) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from ASDA cons 2013-04-02 Uddingston
AR: bready, caramel,
AP: orange/light oak, stouthy creme beigr colored steady head
f: watery, citrus, dry, wee caramel, rustik bready
Impavidus (63) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear and orange-copper-colored, with a average off-white head.
Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, dry light spiced note.
Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, a finish light bitterness too... But really nothing special... I expected more from him.
Body is medium, carbonation is soft. Quite drinkable.
Cantabrian (680) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 23, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Another deceiving and disappointing ESB. The nice malty aroma of caramels prepares you for a sweet experience, but what you get in the taste is bitter (extra special bitter) and not pleasant. Not a pale ale type of bitter. Poor balance. I’d have this one very cold.