conway (1628) - - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark translucent ruby with a big off white head. Aroma is mostly English style hops and some fruit. Taste follows suit and adds some toffee malt. Not picking up the barrel. Slightly thin palate with very little carb. Not bad.
Idiosynkrasie (4094) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Clear, dark amber colour with average, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Malty, minimally oaky aroma, some spicy yeast, flashes of fruity, British hop with hints of red and yellow berries. Taste is fruity hoppy, hints of red berries, a touch of gooseberry, slightly sweet biscuit malty basis, a cautious touch of vanilla and oak; soft palate. Very clean as is typical for FW.
Prufrockstar (1139) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber shared with a bunch of random colleagues of my wife. I’ve had this before, but never rated it, so tonight’s the night because tickers gotta tick. Lovely clear chestnut pour. Toast, bread, malt-driven but with a nice, lightly bitter hop presence in the finish. Medium- body, average carbonation, creamy texture. Overall: just an easy-drinking forgettable beer. Not a knock against it at all, just not the kind of beer to write a lot about, more the kind of beer to drink at a party and forget completely about.
airrick2003 (539) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: pours with a medium beige head, moderatly dense, the beer is a very clear lighter amber color
Aroma: kind of smells like an industrial lager, not good
Taste: caramel malty sweetness, light bitter finish
Palate: average carbonation, slight bitter aftertaste, light mouthfeel
Overall: tried this at a bar poured in a glass out of a bottle, smells like a bud light but tastes like a slightly bland fat tire, probably wouldn't get again
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RickTStiles (782) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a clear reddish brown with a thin white head and some lacing. aroma has notes of burnt corn, caramel and vanilla. taste is much the same. finish is slightly acidic and malty. a very normal beer.
Homer321 (2128) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Justin. Nose is lightly grassy with a noticeable mineral note. Taste is moderately bitter with a lightly toasty malt. A solid bitter. Not really picking up any wood character though
markducommun (238) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper, light tan head. Fairly clear. Smells of sweet citrus fruit, light floral notes. Some light roasted grain notes, coffee. Lightly bitter, moderately sweet. Beautifully balanced, lighter body, some light carbonation, a touch of acidity and a fairly short finish. Quite good.
Maxbier (398) - Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear cooper pour with light tan head. Flavor is typical ESB but cleaner, toffee caramel malt, not sweet, earthy flavors. UK type of hop character. If all ESBs were as good as this one I could say I like the style. Double version must be great.
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latitude48 (2) - - NOV 30, 2014 does not count
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
This was a little disappointing. I liked the smell and the look, and was expecting the same great taste of other Firestone beers, but was left wanting more flavor.
mikedR (1339) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m not really getting bitter/ESB. But I am getting a very flavorful brew, particularly for the ABV.
valpoaj (635) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper/Amber pour - one finger white head that holds its own. Nose is toasted malt, woody, mild bitterness. Flavor is similar - roasted malts at the forefront, slight nutty flavor, bit of wood, vanilla in the background. Mouthfeel is good - creamy without being heavy. Good, easy drinking brew!