Lady_Bastet (113) - Burlington, Ontario, - DEC 20, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a medium amber colour with a minimal, soapy head. Not much aroma to speak of but a nicely balanced, subtlely malty brew overall. My first sampling of Empyrean’s beers but not my last.
Travlr (20350) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of HuskerTan, thanks! Cloudy deep golden amber color, off white head. Aroma of black pepper and biscuit Taste has raw biscuit dough and lots of pepper. Weird.
ozzy70 (603) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 8, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber with creamy off white head. Aroma of hops, toasted grains and slight citrus. Tastes was sweet malts with a bitter lasting finish.
HuskerTan (1524) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 18, 2015
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
A- Grass, hay, biscuits, musty, subtle caramel.
A- Dark orange color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Subtle caramel, bready, malty, herbs, grassy, slightly bitter, woody.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, musty finish.
O- This sucked. I didn’t expect it to be anything but average but it didn’t even manage to accomplish that. Lots of bready, grassy, musty aroma and tastes. Just a bad beer. I’ll take a Dos Equis over this crap. If this is your pride and joy find a new profession. Extra Special...no. Extra bad....yes.
Ratman197 (12834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a hazy reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, tobacco and earthiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, tobacco and earthiness with a smooth dry bitter lingering tobacco finish.
kdhittel (82) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little light for my taste but a nice American example of a true British style that I enjoy from time to time. On tap at Krug Park in Omaha, NE.
gregwilsonstl (1899) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yep, this is an extra special bitter. Caramel. Toffee. Bitter. Lasts on palate.
arnold931 (1229) - Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from neighbor Larry. Pours hazy golden an off white head. Light flavor of caramel. Okay.
csaso (2016) - Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap - fair size foamy head, nice dark copper color, malty/biscuity aroma and flavor, fair earthy hoppiness - pretty good overall
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MetalNHopHead (1257) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2015 Luna Sea is best enjoyed when it’s fresh and the Noble hops are at their best. The malt has lots of caramel sweetness and the light hopping gives it a mildly fruity flourish. This ESB offers a lot of candy-like malt sugar and drink-ability.
UncleKorm (1186) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a murky orange hue w/ a medium frothy white head and minor lacing. Moderate grain and bitter aroma. Initial flavor is a light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish of long duration. Tastes are straw, biscuit, pine, resin, grapefruit, light roast, and light caramel. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation and a light alcohol dryness in the finish.