Nero55 (917) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep copper with large beige head. Aroma of caramel and biscuit. Light body, caramel, biscuit, light mineral notes, and light hop bitterness.
Frozer (233) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutty aroma. Thin and quickly disapating head. Flavor is roasted Caramel. Brown ale reminisce. Light color and body though.
AgentAle (1240) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is caramel and deeply roasted malts. Taste is akin to the aroma yet yet finished somewhat flatly but it is still well balanced and interesting overall. Nice light whiskey cask notes. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
matthewjk (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flagship beer? Not the one I would have chosen In Firestone’s lineup. Has a dull and very macro maltiness to it. It tastes cheap. Not a huge fan. 22oz bomb
Block (1829) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed this beer and it had a good hop profile. I haven’t had a good ESB in a lot time and this was a great balance of a sweet backbone supporting the hops. A crisp finish.
elbernays (1003) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from McHughs. Pours brown weak tea colour, again excellent clarity. Firestone beers seem to have this in common. Very good looking. Nut, wood, dark fruit, dough, tea bag nose. Sweet toffee, dark fruit, toast, nut. Light body but carries flavour. Dry sweet wood aftertaste. Really nice for style.
dmac (4965) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Seaside beerfest. Poured a mostly brown body with an average sized foamy beige head. Aroma of crisp grassy hops, biscuit, toffee, bread. Flavor is the same as the aroma. Body has a medium mouthfeel with slightly stronger carbonation and a lingering aftertaste.
Gerbeer (2573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a dark copper with light head. Aromas of brown sugar and tasted malts. Flavors of dried caramel, grass, and very light oak. Light bitter finish. Nice for the style but a bit boring.
radio_nowhere (1258) - Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into English pint glass, clear deep ruby’ish copper color with light tan head. Aroma notes of toffee malt sweetness, toast, fruity, honey and some oak. Taste adds caramel, vanilla, nuttiness, cracker malt and light earthy hop bitterness. Light-medium body, low carbonation, creamy, dry with clean fruity oak finish. Excellent wood aged ESB, tastes bigger than its ABV.
BeergeekKorea (78) - SOUTH KOREA - JUL 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Subtle toasty and woody malts
Appearance: Thick copper colour and medium sticky head like bubble
Taste: Rich toasty and light sweet taste of malts and a little bit hop-bitter
Palate: Some sticky medium body, slick tender texture, light carbonation, and subtle toasty & woody finish of the barrel
Overall: Really nice balance. Good barrel ale, also one for session.