bblack99 (525) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Such a tasty brew! 22oz bomber purchased from Brewforia.com. Aroma brings a nice balance of nutty malts, sweet caramel, and a twist of piney hops. Flavor goes through a steady progression with caramel dominating the front, with earthy malts and piney hops fighting each other for balance through the middle, finishing with dry, bitter piney hops. Generally creamy mouthfeel, no over-the-top flavors blasting your palate away, just a powerful ESB with great depth of flavor, aroma, and balance.
ben4321 (3356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Sampled at the NY Brewfest on Governorís Island, 6/19/10
Aroma: Hoppy notes on the nose, pine, some wood, and a bit of caramel
Appearance: This is a caramel colored beer with a beige head
Flavor: It has a balanced flavor, medium sweet, medium bitter
Palate: The body is medium with a soft mouthfeel and a dry finish
Overall, I thought this was a pretty good beer. It is a nice example of an American style ESB. Iíd drink this one again.
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 oz Sample at the GABF in Denver. Fantasic copper rust color in the sample cup. Lively citrus hop aromas and flavors balanced with carmal malts and spice. Medium carbonation and long lasing end bitterness.
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Looks like a beer should. Cloudy amber color and a thin off-white head that laces the glass. Taste is malty and bitter with a dry finish. Good ESB for sure!
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Pours a clear copper color with thin white head with decent retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel and a hint of grassy hops. Flavor starts with lots of caramel sweetness up front, but gives way to some nice citrusy and peppery hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and pleasantly dry finish. Very nice beer.
mcberko (4845) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours caramel orange with almost no head. Aroma of caramel malts and hops - nice balance. Flavour follows pretty similarly, with caramel malts and toffee on the palate, and a hoppy finish. Very well brewed.
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
West USA trip 2010. On tap at the brewpub. The aroma has some malts and flowers. Clear, amber coloured brew with a thin, white head. The taste has some pine hops, bitterness and maltiness.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark ruby amber, thin beige head leaves a ring. Aroma of caramel, toffee, mild citrus. Taste is maltier than expected, very little hop up front but the finish has some resin and burnt malt. Great balance overall, medium body, soft carbonation. Good price.
oOJUXEOo (196) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Maggios. Pours a rich copper with sticky thin head. Malt is up front and significant. Hops are more subdued to me. Tasty and easily sessionable.
douglas88 (5173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub in Seattle on Pike. Pours a copper hue with a medium white head. The aroma is lots of metallic hops. The flavor is a very nice hoppy ESB; rich caramel, sweet citrus hops, loads of malt background. Nice.