OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle via trade with eboats! -Thanks Caleb! - Purs amber witha nice offwhite head that stays pretty well and laces the sides of the glass. Aroma is yeast, caramel, some toffee, and just a touch of grassy hops.. Flavor is interestingly malty, caramel, yeast, slight bitter on the somewhat dry finish. Medium bodied. Not bad...
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Eboats. Pours a light, clear copper color with almost no head. the little head apparent disapears quickly to leave nothing. Nose is light nuts, a bit of light molasses and sweet malt, sugars. Has a light and bitter palate. A nice malt character that is semi earthy and nutty, a light bit of hops here and there, some light frutiy juice notes.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from eboats Thanks!
Pours a decent amber with a nice head that dissipates too quickly but leaves adequate lacing. Aroma is nice and bitter with just a hint of sweetness. Flavor is hoppy and slightly peachy, with a bitter finish that doesn’t leave the drinker puckering his lips. Palate is thicker than the appearance of the beer indicates. This is a nice, light ESB that I would definitely drink again.
uglyblond1 (177) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 15, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A little thin in flavor and body. A little more hops than some of the other Empyrean brews. Refreshing but not really appealing. I want something with a little more assertiveness.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Nice pour, burnt caramel color, good size tan head. Aroma is malts and some yeast-bread. Decent lacing. Taste has some hop bitterness. but the end and after taste is slightly empty. Thanks for the trade pal.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber body with creamy, off-white head. Vegetal, grassy nose. Flavor is grassy with some caramel. Mouthfeel is thin.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Stinky, off aroma with some bubblegum. Decent red amber in color with no head. Hops and malts clash in disconcordance. Some soap, some apples, some citric bitterness, but quite clashing. Poor.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours copper with little off-white head. Just a little malt in the aroma. Needs more aroma from finishing hops. Thin in flavor, maltiness, and hops. Pretty uninteresting to me.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, darker amber with hardly any head and not much carbonation. Nose is bearly discernable. Flavors are roasted coffee and that dwindles to almost nothing except for some slight bitterness. A thin. watery brew without much support from hops, malts or much else. Not a bad beer, just sort of a nothing. Bottle courtesy of jhammerly.
SpringsLicker (3239) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Sledge Jr for this Nebraska brew.
This pours with a minimal creamy off white head that dissipates rapidly, over a dark amber body. Some light malt aroma.
The slight bitterness that a good ESB should have, is replaced by an off putting sourness that also hurts the dryness in the finish. A bit thin as well.
The wide variation in scores for this may suggest some inconsistencies with the brew..