Patrickctenchi (1682) - columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours like heavily brewed tea with a short tan head.
Aroma is raisin, barley...
Dark fruit flavours, berry, raisin..
A slight oxidized-sourness to it.
Not exactly pleasant.
deanso (3193) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick white creamy head. It doesnít taste or look like a string bitter. Dark clear amber pour. Pretty nice brew though
OllieBBommel (676) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@home, 500ml. Head: beige, but shrinking fast. Colour: clear ruby brown. Aroma: hops, raisins, xmas pudding?. Taste: dried raisins, bitter, some alcohol. Palate: mild, somewhat watery, medium body with lasting bitter finish. Overall: very good
jamesie1857 (813) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle - This is a good one. Nice round nose of malt and dark fruits, a good syrupy oily mouth feel, good dark body with a lasting white head. Bit of booziness kicks in as an afterthought to let you know itís got a bit of ABV there. A nice pint that goes down easily and surprisingly refreshing.
wlajwl (2901) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a complex mix of fruit and malts, similar to an Old Ale. The flavor is berries/cherries, malts, mild nuttiness and a mix of hops and funkiness in the finish.
Martinus (1779) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown colour, off-white head. Malty aroma, caramel, light yeast, light milk chocolate. Quite bitter flavour, hops, sweet malts, boiled eggs. Caramel finish, more boiled eggs, light hops.
(From 500mL bottle @ home)
Scrapersnbeer (980) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
For starters, CAMRA can say what ever they like, but that wonít make this an ESB. This beer has a fruity yeasty aroma that is Belgisch not British, with hints of earthiness. Itís umber brown with massive head. Taste is a strange tart contrasted with sweet chocolate, with an aftertaste of wet hair. Itís like a bitter with a lambic infection. I can almost see it as over aged brown ale, but too thin. I had to think this one over, but in the end I donít care for it. However if oneís looking for something different, itís worth a try.
nickd717 (3394) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark brown color with a one-finger light beige head. Tart fruit aroma with herbal tea notes, maple, toffee, and tartness. Caramel and toffee base with black tea, maple, and fruits with an off-putting tartness (infected a bit?). Medium bodied and smooth, if a bit astringent. Has some good things going on, but overall not super enjoyable.
wekker84 (1218) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel spicy and hops flavor malts caramel fruits spicy and bitter hops in the finish
dogbomb (632) - ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown with tan head. Malt-heavy. Thereís nuts, hay and a very earthy/vegetable scent. Once on the tongue, itís heavy bitter. Full of body, but ultimately not that pleasant.