LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a dark clear copper with a tan head that subsides to a lasting creamy layer of froth. Leaves behind a bit lof lace as well.
Aroma: Sweet toffee like malt, fruity yeast and a fresh herbal hop aroma.
Taste: A mixture of fruity yeast, tuned down Full Sail bitey house character, toffee like malt, red apple skin tannins. Finishes with a little bit of bitterness balances out the fruity profile of the beer. Alcohol well hidden for this 6.5%, fairly clear ale.
Mouthfeel: On the thin/sessionable side of medium, moderate carbonation, ever so juicy.
Overall: One of the better ales I’ve had from Full Sail in a few years. The Full Sail house ale yeast isn’t the first and last thing I taste in this, and that is a positive thing for me. Very sessionable for 6.5% as well.
Livid (49) - - JAN 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours a dark amber, very little head, but nice lacing. Floral hop aroma, slight pine notes. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Malty, bitter flavor, bready, slighty woody. Nice bitter hop afterglow. Very good, balanced ESB.
Reid (2033) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from Lamb’s Thriftway in Wilsonville OR. $4.49
Love the label ..with the share motif, very nice.
Also proceeds go to educational charity
Dark amber/red ale with a very nice looking thick,creamy eggshell white head.
Nice aromas of resiny and floral hops..balanced by caramel malts.
Taste is very balanced between the hops and the extra chewy caramel/toffee malts..slight bitter after taste. Nice
The mouthfeel is were ,for me,this really gets great..its so balanced ,yet so smotth,carbonation just right..slips over the tongue yet still leaves great sensation .Excellent.
A tasty well balanced beer very English in its palate that i could drin k a few of without doubt
bhensonb (12049) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Belmont Station. Pours hazy amber with a whitish head. Aroma of cooked/roasted malt with some floral/earthy hop. Almost spicy. Full bodied. Flavor is floral and lightly spicy. And maybe a little fruity/earthy. This is interesting stuff. Finishes dryish and smoothly bitter.
BuckeyeBoy (3177) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at Full Sail Brewery, Hood River. Pours out a amber topped with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malts. Tast more of the sweetness along with a little wood. A nice ESB.
BeerFanDan17 (1028) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Full Sail Brewery in Hood River, OR. Nice 4 oz sample. Very good ESB from Full Sail. Nice dark copper with a nice head. Hoppy and maybe a hint of caramel.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap room in Hood River - Lots of fruit in the nose, with some vegetal notes in the background. Grassy hops that turns slightly herbal. Pours a golden amber with some fluffy white lacing topping the glass. Flowery malt background, doughy with some honey sweetness. This is a fabulously well done beer.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Full Sail in Hood River, OR--Poured an orange-amber body with a white medium-sized head. Well balanced and very hoppy. Nice example of style Yum!
haggis03a3 (164) - Piedmont, California, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from tap at brewery. Orange/amber color and white head. Aroma is malty and fruity - apple. Flavor is the same with some hops coming through with a reasonable amount of bitterness. It is a well balanced english style ESB with more alcohol. Very good and very drinkable.
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Took home a growler. Copper-amber with an average white head. Big blast of hop bitterness with a major amount of malt power. Nothing like a classic ESB, nonetheless a tasty treat. I’m not even through the first pint and can already feel the impact. If I had to try and categorize this beer, something like an Imperial ESB.