thepatrickman (698) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
As solid as a recipe comes. It’s straightforward, noticeably English, and ever-so-slightly malt-forward. It still doesn’t quite capture the taste and dry mouthfeel of an English bitter, but it’s a great ESB.
sm89walt (1932) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel, Sydney. A clear, ruddy copper-amber with a small, bubbly and mostly fading off-white to light beige head. A malt-forward bet with caramel and toffee characters alongside some toastiness, mid-fruits and a gentle hop bite. Mid-weight with soft to medium carbonation and a soft to moderate length and intensity finish.
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - MAR 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; pours cloudy amber with a white head; aroma is fruity with some malt, grass, and hints of vanilla and wood; taste is light bitter citrus with some caramel and a little vanilla; finish is bitter; good beer
Niko100 (2595) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich amber color; Medium body; Aroma of caramel malt, hops, & some fruit; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel/toffee, floral hops, and some citrus; Finish is only slightly bitter; Decent overall.
bulldogops (1682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #1590 - 24.03.2015 - Bottle from San Diego trip. Pours a dark amber with a foamy off-white head that dissipates slowly, medium-strong retention. Aroma is mild toasted malt, hints of wildflowers. Hop presence is significant, giving the bitter character, but the breadiness of the malt is what makes this beer. Creamy mouthfeel Well balanced, medium bodied ale that is easy to drink.
Tstamba (678) - Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to S pint. Clear copper with off white head and lacing. Toasted maltiness with a smooth balanced slightly sweet finish.
dukeandduke (218) - Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/17/16 Chicago (12 oz bottled 7/7/15 poured into standard pint glass). Amber / copper pour, mild quickly dissipating tan head with mild carbonation. Mild malt aroma and taste. Beer has solid texture, and you feel it going down. Solid hop and malt taste, somewhat bitter and nice rich taste.
fakebeersnob (308) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent ESB. Long lasting lacing. Dark, clear copper coloring. Didn’t get much on the nose - just smelled like a beer. Malt, slight oak, and toffee tasting. Smooth. Easy drinking.
Bif (1958) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Yard House- Red Rock Casino, LV. Pours a clear dark copper color with a small head that lingers throughout. Aroma of roasted malt, toffee and vanilla. Taste of toffee, roasted malt and and oak with vanilla. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth with a nice English ESB character. Very enjoyable beer that is "spot on".
downender (7760) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sterling VA. Deep amber, with a decent, off-white, head. Sweet, caramel malts, some hedgerow fruits, oily hops and a semi-bitter finish. A bit heavy going, but ok.