leapinbass99 (15) - Goleta, California, USA - JUL 22, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great beer - right in my backyard. If you haven’t had this one on tap I highly recommend it.
Gerbeer (2361) - 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 (1148) - 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 (45) - 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 (594) - 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 (4673) - 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.
climberbob (274) - Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into tulip. Ruby copper w almost no head and low carbonation. Solid sweet honey malt aroma w notes of whiskey. Slick mouthfeel. Taste of vanilla, oak, whiskey and pine. Tastes like it should be stronger than 5%. Solid beer.
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SinH4 (1089) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the taproom. Orange color with small head. Some old world hops in the aroma. Toffee, some vanilla, mild and light, with still quite a full body! Nice!
jb (2515) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very attractive beer. Copper, bright tone, thick staying head, thick retention, nice lace. Perfect appearance. Fruity (dark ester profile fruit), with a touch of toffee. Mouthfeel starts full and creamy, then feels a bit light. Still it is nice. Not much taste. Much more impressed than I thought I would be.
55x11 (34) - - JUN 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown with quickly reducing head. Malty grassy smell. Caramel and toffee with some bitter aftertaste.
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