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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OhioDad (2493) - 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...
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.
SpringsLicker (3152) - 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..
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.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange and light brown with little head and a little haze. Not much aroma, a bit of orange. Flavor is slightly malth and a little sour, but is lacking much of anything else. Eventually there is a minor bitterness. Not a great finish, it’s wattery and empty.