douglas88 (5115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the Utah State Store on 3rd East. Pours a clear copper hue with a medium white head. A sweet nose of floral hops and caramel, somewhat dusty. A nice quaffable flavor with distinct sweet and somewhat bitter hops, dry caramel malts, light fruit. Very drinkable. A big ESB.
keepersj12 (2443) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good bitter. I’m not getting a lot of the hops they claimed but still decent. More like a traditional ESB this way. Has a malty bread like aroma with some caramel. The flavor is similar at first but then the bitterness comes through. A bit of a peppery feel to it. Nice dry finish.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 2/27/2012. This Premium bitter pours an orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is caramel, fruity, orange and sweet. A medium bodied bitter. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet, lots of orange and orange peel. The hops are complex, floral, piney and earthy. Good carbonation. Starts out kind of sweet and finishes dry and crisp. This is a bitter with a lot of flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry with some earthiness and toffee. The Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
dyetube (1146) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kegs and Barrels. Pours a deep copper/amber with a thin white head. The aromas are dough, caramel, resin, butterscotch. The mouthfeel is dry, bready and has a medium to heavy body and medium carbonation. Great interpretation of the style. Cheers!
poisoneddwarf (1478) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, thanks brenn79. Pours hazy orange with a medium dissipating beige head. Aroma is fruity--apples definitely--cinnamon, wet river rock, caramel. Taste starts out sweet and finishes dry and bitter. Carbonation is average, body medium, carbonation a little creamy. Seems a little boring.
brenn79 (1326) - Idaho, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, shared with Poisoneddwarf- Pours hazy orange with a creamy two finger head that eventually reduces leaving a blanket and nice lace. Aroma is caramel malts, soapy, spice, fairly subdued. Taste is creamy, mellow, drinkable, caramel malts, but isn’t really blowing me away. Body is medium, creamy, carbonation is also medium. Overall good not great ESB, but not really my style either.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with beige head. Aroma is somewhat floral, fruit esters, hints of caramalized red apple. Flavor is much the same and very well balanced, subtle sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, solid brew but nothing I would buy again.
BOLTZ7555 (2578) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper pour with a nice ivory head that left a bit of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, floral hops, and toffee. Flavor similar with a subtle toast and maybe a hint of vanilla. Not a bad beer but not terribly complex.
Cybercat (2766) - 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 (5870) - 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