FunkyF (180) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Flaska från Ralphs LA. Bärnstensfärgad med vitt skum. Tråkig doft åt det kemiska hållet. Smaken är söt med lite beska.
badhack (354) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber, little head, some lacing. Yeast, tea, caramel, citrus and pine hops, somewhat bitter, a little sweet, smoke wood. A bit dry.
popephred (261) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I poured this ale from the bottle into my trusty Samuel Adams glass, producing a clear, dark amber body topped by a quickly diminishing head of foam with light lacing. A pleasant floral aroma with notes of vanilla and bread was present. Mouthfeel is moderate to light, with a dry, crisp finish. This ale has a decent balance, bittersweet, ending with a crispness. This ale drinks quickly, and would go well some nice smoky barbecue.
flamdonk (5) - California, USA - NOV 6, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A far superior beer to their 805, this is a nice pale ale that has a really smooth finish and not overly hoppy. Pleasant aroma that poured with a very light head that disappeared almost immediately. Poured from 22 oz bottle. Would buy again.
jamestulloch (1637) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Clear amber body with a thin off-white head that gradually fades. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of tea, crisp red apple and autumn leaves. Flavour of caramel, earth, underripe pear and lightly roasted malts. Thin body with a light, oily texture. Fizzy. A crisp, tasty Bitter.
Stuu666 (4008) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours clear golden, nose is sweet toffee, taste is dry, sweet, light fruit.
allmyvinyl (4442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours clear golden amber, thin white head. Aromas of oak, resin, citrus. Taste is bitter, vanilla, light caramel. Bitter finish. Good.
cgarvieuk (15379) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the hanging bat... Deep copper... Thin white lacing.. Soft sweet floral blackcurrant fruits nose... Light fizz.. Fry fruits... Dry toffee blackcurrant fruits.. Little thin... Soft roast.. Ok
tania_nexust (230) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught keg from Craft Beer Co. Covent Garden. English bitter style. Slightly malty, pretty decent.
brewzntunez (12) - - OCT 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed On: (7-31-14):
*Glassware: Nonic Pint
*Serving: 12 oz
*Aroma: wood chips, caramel, toffee, lightly roasted barley malt, hint of vanilla
*Appearance: Deep amber color with three fingers of lightly tanned head. The head slowly receded to a one finger head. Lots of thick creamy layers of lacing, covered the glass from top to bottom after the beer was consumed.
*Taste: Biscuity/bready upfront, caramel malt sweetness in the middle, and finishes with a floral/spicy mild hop bitterness, to go with a hint of vanilla at the end, probably due to the oak barrels it was held in.
*Palate: Light to medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel, fizzy carbonation on the tongue. Finishes clean and dry.
*Overall: An excellent example of the ESB, done right buy the guys at Firestone Walker. If you are looking to get into the world of craft beer, this is a great beer to start with. Hop heads rip on this beer because it is not hoppy like an APA. Excellent session beer, reasonably priced.