SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2009
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
(drought at Eli Cannon’s in Middletown CT, from Ipswich MA)
too-crml-malty-sweet, otherwise decent flavors but just couldn’t get through to them.
nimbleprop (4880) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a translucent, deep caramel brown with a frothy, creamy slightly tan head. The beer settles like a glass of Guinness. Very nice looking. Aroma is fairly mild, some distinct caramel sweetness, a little dusty, very earthy, a touch peaty. Flavor is big on the sweetness up front, caramel, toasted malts, sweet malts, a touch of orange. Finish is a little watery with both some lasting sweetness and some lasting bitterness.
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good head but there is little lace. Light amber color--near clear.
The smell and taste resembles chocolate and molasses. It is bitter from the darker malts.
Astringent taste with a bitter aftertaste from the the alpha hop oils. The body is solid, almost chewy. Overall, a solid offering in the pale ale category. A solid but neutral ale.
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice, easy drinkable bitter, copper color, usual lacing for an ESB, finishes great, one of the best from FRB
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A deep dark amber ale with a thin white head. A light caramel aroma with burned notes. In mouth, a nutty malt ale with a bit too much burned notes. Medium bodied. On tap at Willimantic Brewing Company and Main Street Cafe, Inbièrenationale IV, May 2007.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a hazed amber color with an off-white head. Toasted malt and pine make up the aroma. Malty flavor with a touch of hops. Light bodied.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells rosey with some sweet sugary undertones. Tastes of sweet malt, some rosey hints, some peppery splashes and a hint of spiciness on the finish. Decent.
jimhilt (2403) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a three finger cream head that faded quickly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Murky amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Slight hoppy nose. Flavor is sweet going to piney hops leaving a bitter aftertaste. $1.50 for a 12oz bottle from Manchester Wine and Liquors Manchester, CT. Contract brewed by Mercury Brewing.
dogfish120love (947) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
mild hop notes, copper/ redish coloration, malty with a slight spice finish. decent session beer but nothing special by any means
rocbyter (1898) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderate sweet malt aroma with hints of yeast. Cloudy brown color with a small tan head. Light beginning with a mildly tangy finish.