Zeswaft (1505) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moldy hop aroma. dark copper color. medium soapy bitterness. still some oaky flavors. good, but soapy.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
miles better than my previous ESB, the red hook. still a weak aromea. hids any alcohol well. decent flavor for an ESB.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mainly malt heavy ale in the ESB style. It has a sweet caramel/toffee maltiness base. A lightly floral type hopping in the finish refreshes. A touch lightweight in body for my liking, and yet strangely syrupy.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at NotLA II. Pours a clear amber/orange. Toffee and caramel malts with a hint of vanilla in the background. Finishes with a medium hop bitterness.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Having a clear but dull copper body with a slender white head, this ale has a sweet caramel and toffee nose with a light citric hop bitterness. Full bodied, the malts pretty much carry the show, a mild bitterness arriving at the finish to balance it out. Not bad.
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beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(02.18.06) Sampled at FebFest ’06, Libertyville, IL. Pours clear amber with tiny white head and no discernable carbonation. Heavy sweet malt nose. Medium bodied ale with light malt sweetness and toffee/hop flavors. finishes with light malt fade. A decent drinkable session ale.
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, at FSRB. Light English bitter smell. Coppery colored like a well-worn penny when poured in a shaker pint, with very little head after a few minutes. A luverly mix of Kent hops, but almost to pale ale strength; combined with caramel roast malts for a taste I call "orangey." A lot of body in this beastie.
frankenkitty (1984) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served copper-bodied and honey-hazed with a thin head that left a fine sheeting of white lace. Dishwater aroma with grapefruit hops and harsh isopropyl alcohol. Mild nuttiness late. Flavor is sweet hopcit within a cloyingly sugared, syrupy body. Mild bitters interject, but the finish is sticky sweet and astringent. This is way too overhopped for an English-style Bitter. (Maybe this is an "Imperial ESB.")
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