Ktwse (1380) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear dark copper with low white head. Aroma is brilliant! Butterscotch, toffee, oh, fuck it, what else do you need? Taste is equally amazing. A perfect balance between hop bitterness and caramel malt sweetness. Finish is mellow sweet with just the right hint of hop bitter. Body is medium and creamy with low carbonation. A surprising booziness for the style but then the ABV is not exactly typical for the style either. If every ESB was like this, I'd never drink anything else.
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kryon (1071) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with low off white head
Aromaa.. MOTHERFUCKER! Butterscotch, dark fruits, loads of caramel malts
Sweet, buttery, full bodied, low bitterness, low corbonation... Doesnt matter. This is perfection! FW is the best brewery around!
ansalon (838) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is golden amber, extremely nice. Taste is heavenly: molasses, caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, oak. Supremely balanced and absolutely sublime.
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oRos (965) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at capitol beer. Pours golden copper. Aroma is boozy same with the taste. Good beer taste like whisky
DougHnut70 (57) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap (FSW tap takeover) @ Livermore Saloon during SF Beer Week. Clear, red, very little head. Smells sweet, caramel, vanilla, bourbon. Taste adds fruit, oak, nuts - although it is sweet, especially up front, light alcohol burn. Medium body, low carbonation makes it drinkable. Good and different but not near my favorite Firestone brews due to the sweetness.
Gription79 (2128) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle at the Beerhive. Bourbon, burnt sugar, malty, raisin, fruity alcohol, big alcohol bomb, very sweet and slightly cloying. Not really getting into this beer.
baraciisch (1505) - USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish orange in color... Aroma of oak, vanilla... Flavor is unbelievably smooth, notes of caramel, vanilla, oak... Delicious..
matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber shared by jsprime. deep amber with a tan head. big beer but well balanced. very drinkable for the abv but not overly memorable. id have this again but wouldnt seek it out.
maekchu (1685) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 Draught at the Paso Robles Taproom. 2012 vintage. Huge barrel nose: oak, strong caramel, some smoke. Glowing dark amber color. Smooth oak whiskey-like hit / mid gives plenty of alc. warmth, along with strong earthy caramel, leather, and sweet pipe tobacco / final has warm alc. traces and more deep oaky malt. Medium-heavy body. Wow! So smooth and warming. Great mouthfeel. An oaked barleywine, but with even more alc. strength. I bought a bottle of this to take home, but I doubt that it will be as good as this fresh tap version.
gregwilsonstl (920) - Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper. Toffee. Vanilla. Pretty strong. High alcohol. Sweet brown sugar. Nine. Thanks Tony b.