Cybercat (3649) - Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong aroma is malty with fruity, earthy and woody notes. It pours a clear coppery with a pale yellow-tan head of about average thickness and persistence. Flavor has a woody core with a fairly, but not fiercely, bitter overtone and hints of caramel, grass and horehound. Smooth, firm texture is quite fizzy and lively. This "initial pub offering" is worth an investment!
blutt59 (6067) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, amber color with no head, some spotty lace and aroma of banana and caramel, flavors are thin, nickel, malt, bitter with a plain finish
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a clear copper color with a 1/2 finger thick off white head. light lacing. Aroma is floral hops and lightly toasted malt. Flavor is toasted malt, esters, and floral hops. Medium body. A nice beer.
riversideAK (5695) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
New beers motherfuckers. Nose is sweet with caramel and toffee, earthy hops, a little fruit, Full sail house yeast. Pours amber reddish, nice head and lace. Flavors of toasted malts, rather big sweetness in the mid palate, caramel, toffee, a little fruity, earthy herbal bitterness rounds out the finish as well as Full Sail house yeast.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Clear golden amber with a small, dense, off white head. Aroma toasty malt, herbal tea, lemon and very light caramel. Flavor is malty toast and dough with a smooth hop bitterness, alcohol is unnoticeable. Medium body with average carbonation and a slick mouth feel. Very nice, easy drinking ESB, nicely priced as well.
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish copper with medium off-white head that lingers. Nice lacing. Aroma of sugared caramel. Flavor is pretty sweet and a bit syrupy, not much bitterness to speak of. Decent!
Tmoney99 (11355) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate complex hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a smoot texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
adnielsen (9619) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Clear, burnt orange appearance with a cream colored head. Toasty toffee, grassy, straw, a touch citrusy aroma. Rich toffee malty, orange/lemon citrusy, toasty, bitter, lightly woody, hay flavor. Alright but I prefer Bridgeport ESB.
notalush (5124) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderately hazy copper pour - sudsy head that diminishes to a thin lace - nose of dry, biscuity malts, fruity hop notes, a touch of mineral - light and fairly easy to quaff - abv is not evident at first - flavor is fairly dry, biscuity - some fruity and lightly spicy challenger character that is complimented well by a moderate burtonized/hard water/mineral quality - finish has a touch of grapefruit - the alcohol become a little evident as it warms, which is one of the only real drawbacks here - retain this flavor profile in a 4.5% brew and sell it in six packs year round - win!
ChainGangGuy (4448) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle - $6.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. The printed date near the Enjoy By section of the label is, regrettably, illegible.
Appearance: Very lightly hazed, golden-amber body with a finger or so of just off-white foam. A few smudges of lacing here and there.
Smell: Esters interlaced with hop accents smelling of spice, citrus, and dried flowers atop a bready, biscuity, crackery malt base given a flash of toastiness and a hint of light brown sugar.
Taste: Toasted bread slices and biscuit tops with lightly sweet hints of caramel light-colored brown sugar. Then, some moderate esters before the spicy, earthy, lightly hinting of lemon zest hop profile. Medium bitterness. Things dry out rapidly, in plenty of time for the lightly fruity finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth, faintly creamy mouthfeel.
Overall: It’s just a nice, balanced, tasty beer. Sometimes, it’s a long, wearying road to finish off a bomber, but not the case here, as it was gone before I knew it.