rikstar (350) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/2 pint in York bij trambeling madness. Met de hand getapt,prachtig donkerbruin met een dikke laag romig schuim. In de geur fruitig van de hop, de smaak is mooi bitterzoet en romig met een volle afdronk. Erg goed biertje
gegwilson (225) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bootle from Rhythm & Booze, Ripon. Pour mahogany with a short lasting head. Thereís certainly plenty of flavour with coffee, roast malts, fruit cake, cloves and treacle. Quite a dry finish with a burnt toast after-taste. Unfortunately thereís something that doesnít quite work about it.
SarkyNorthener (1084) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. dark brown beer with small head and a little lacing. Aroma of christmas pudding. taste is dark fruits, sweetish malts and molasses. Oily medium palate. Very good ESA.
Patrickctenchi (2494) - Coxís Knob, 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 (4123) - 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 (865) - 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 (1097) - 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 (3331) - 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 (2522) - 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 (1251) - 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.