jkwalking05 (3633) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned, on tap at the Draught House. Amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of malt, rye, and spicy hops. Taste is of wheat bread and malt.
travita (3845) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Draught House. Cask version. The look is ligher red to amber in color, fizzy off white head. The smell is weaker than expected, hops, wood, pine, and citrus. The taste is weak, citrus, hops, some bitterness, and malts.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Draught House.
Pours an average iced tea brown with an aroma of light (watery) English bitter malt. Flavor is leafy bitter malt with a faint melon sweetness in the finish. Average mouthfeel. Perty good.
kidmartinek (3513) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark amber beer, sightly opaque with a tiny head. Aroma is of bitter, roasted malt. Taste starts out maty with notes of toffee, coffee, and cocoa. Then a medium-heavy bitterness develops from the hops. Mouthfeel is rich and has a strong bite. I wouldn’t say it’s highly carbonated, just sharp. Finishes with a medium roasted malt flavor and a hint raspberry and chocolate.
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A very drinkable brew. Deep amber color with almost no head. Rich malt complex with nice hopping.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
DH Trophy Bitter: Pour is nice warm reddish amber with a thin tan head...smell is sweet with caramel, molasses, and chestnuts...taste is slightly sweet with some nice sweet bread flavors...a lot like Hawaiian bread...light hints of a metallic bitter finish...nice chewy mouthfeel...
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Burnt orange beer. Thick head when poured and then nothing but a trace of treacly goo. Nose is right on. Dry and yet fruity bitterness from the malts. Like dried fruits. sweet but retaining a sense of dry funkiness tat adds a complex delight. Primarily sweet though. Slight hop presence. Hops shine on the palate though. Malts flood the corners of the mouth at first and then an acrid bitterness overwhelms your mouth. Piney and dirty sticky aftertaste. Dried fruits linger. Palate is firm and weighty. Good beer
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky copper with a nice white head and good lacing. Nice biscuit/bread and grassy aroma. Nice bready malt flavor with grassy hop bite. Very balanced flavor. Great bitter.
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty decent bitter beer. Served in a tall 23oz glass, the beer started a lot better than it finished. Definitely drinkable, but not as good as some other ESB’s.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad bitter at all. Started out with the sweetness of Fullers and ended pleasantly. Not as addicting as Fuller’s but good nonetheless.