BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured orange with a thin off-white head. Very subdue hop aroma. The flavor found an initial grapefruit that turned to a toasted malt with a grass backing. Medium body with a citrus bitter aftertaste.
Claymeister (65) - USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a golden orange color with a thin white head. Aroma was bready with some caramel. Smooth taste with a lightly bitter finish. Decent beer.
LinusStick (2703) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow. I was pleasantly surprised by this one! Aroma was great. Strong caramel with a slight milkiness to it. Like a liquified Sugar Daddy candy. Pour was a nice medium gold with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was very nice as well. The strong caramel aroma carried through to the flavor. Very malty and sweet with just a hint of hops balancing out the finish. Overall a very good beer.
KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear copper color with an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that was mostly diminishing down to a thin film with a small collar, thus producing poor spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a sweet bread malt and an earthy yeast with a note of caramel and a touch of dark fruit (cherries and plums).
The taste was lightly sweet and malty with a good dose of caramel throughout, with the finish being slightly fruity and lightly bitter yet still possessed a rather nice sweetness. The flavor only lasted a short while following the swallow, with a nice fruity malty taste left behind.
Mouthfeel was a step or two above light in body with a slightly watery texture and a somewhat mild carbonation.
Overall this was a pretty decent ESB that had a slight bitter ending, a sweet caramel middle and a very good drinkability...
berkshirejohn (3972) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle from The Foodery, Center City, Philadelphia. Pale amber with a loose cream head; farmyard aroma; rather strange in the mouth - a sudden rush of muddy and confused malts and hops - and then it’s all gone; leaving nothing. Very odd, and disappointing.
Barreras (754) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a copper color with a mild caramel aroma. Taste is slightly candy sweet, with a minimal bitter aftertaste. Overall a refreshing beer that is easy drinking.
jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lively dry finish ok lacing clear amber small white head lightly toasty flavor, a little fruity, decent...
jrob21 (2189) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Touch of nutty sweetness. Pours the expected amber color. Nutty toffee aroma. Finish is grassy and a touch sweet. Little bit of candi sugar in the flavor. Nice drink.
dextermorgan (91) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours uncharacteristically light for an amber ale, little to no head and no aroma. Good mouthfeel, but more bitter finish than I would want from an amber.
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light brown color. Smell is malty, caramel. Taste is malts up front, some caramel, hops are present at the finish. Overall an enjoyable beer.