Nero55 (751) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours Copper/Red with medium white head. Aroma of caramel, biscuit, and malt. Medium body with sweet malt and caramel flavors upfront and a light bitter grassy hop finish.
BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a maple syrup color. A little malty, but fairly balanced. Quick finish..
deyholla (6707) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 On tap at Taco Mac. Pours a clear amber orange with a near white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has a bit of a smoke note and is full of earthy grains and hay. Flavor is full of the same earthy notes throughout with hints of must and smoke in the finish.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Pours medium amber with nice head. Malty aroma with a sweet malt taste. Spicey bitter. Good for an ESB.
gerbewa (211) - - SEP 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a drop burnt orange amber color. Tastes similar to an amber ale. Drinking out of bottle from holmes. Not a bad beer but not stellar.
maxwelldeux (3688) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light amber with a very small head. I don’t get a lot of smell off this one. Awfully malty, which is really not my favorite flavor. Not a bad brew, just not all that great.
Travlr (12260) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Clear amber color. Aroma of black pepper, straw. Taste is peppery caramel.
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle - Clear orange with minimal white head. Hay aroma. Maybe a little bread. This has a nice aftertaste. Overall a solid ESB. I’d probably have 2 at a pub. I wouldn’t buy a keg of it, though.
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ ruby’s BBQ - pours a dark clear orange. Aroma is malty. Taste is bitter, finishes dry. Overall, not my favorite style but this is OK.
mcnealc31 (253) - Elida, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy burnt orange with a sticky beige head. Smells of butterscotch and toasted bread. Toasted malt dominates the palate with hints of orange and butterscotch. Citrusy hops are noticeable, but not overpowering, in the finish, which is long, dry, and a tad bitter, but pleasantly so. It’s a little oily and slick in the mouth, but that dry finish is a nice contrast.
Overall, it’s a very solid beer. Plenty of flavor, good balance, nothing overpowering. Fun lacing, too.