ryanscourt (972) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby brown, slight whiske-ish aroma. Dry hoppiness. Taste is very smooth, vanilla and mild carbonation. Crisp oaky hop finish. Much milder than american hop experience. Nice earthiness. Slight sweetness on the lips. Doesnt get me too excited about the style, but this was very well done.
matthewjk (990) - 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 (1756) - 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 (919) - 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 (4743) - 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 (2405) - 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 (1214) - 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 (55) - 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.
HeadyDE (604) - Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle pour amber caramel red color with not much head..nose has nut like character mixed in with some caramel malts..not getting as much from the so called vanilla and toasted oak flavor intertwined with the hops, not a giant fan of ESB style so not really thrilled by this..light bodied, creamy carbonation decent offering..slight nutty extract qualities in the finish
vyvvy (4737) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear reddish copper with an off white head. The aroma has toasty malt, light fruit, some toffee, spicy / grassy hops, mint, mild oak and a nice brightness. It has a medium / light body with crisp refreshing carbonation. The flavor begins with dry crackery malt, some phenolic spice, woodiness and an earthy english yeast. The finish has grass, mint and spicy hops notes, dry toffee and crusty bread. Really nice ESB.
PlinyDad1952 (111) - - JUN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
GOOD BEER ITS TASTE LIKE FRUITS AND SPICE THE BARRELL MAKES IT REALLY STRONG BURNS A LITTLE BUT THEY’RE OK. I LIKE THIS BEER (BETTER THEN FAKE DUBEL IPA MERCYENERY) (AND IT IS NO PLINY (THE FANTASTICK BEER ) BUTT I HAVE SUGESHTON YOU NEED CHANGE THE NAME. FIRE STONE’S SOUNDS LIKE THE TIRE COMPANY AND IT CONFUSES PEOPLE TO. ONE BOTTEL OF THIS MADE ME DRUNK. ITS GOOD.