cpuuk99 (1) - ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2003 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The first half bottle is strong in taste. The second half of the bottle is strong in alcohol..... hmmmm, perfect.
reverend (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesomw!!! Beautiful color with great belgian lace. A perfect blend of malts and hops
Kodos (205) - USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As my first foray in the world of "bitters" Im thinking I may be an unenlightened noobie. Interesting hoppy profile. I lovew the color of this stuff, deep amber. The taste to me was definately astringent, funky and only slightly bitter. Not something I would drink again. I dumped 1/2 the bottle. This stuff maybe just isnt my cup of tea...heh
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good example of a English ESB. Deep amber in color with a creamy white head. Very sweet caramel nose. Very smooth and malty, bitterness just balances this brew ideally. I would recommend this to everybody.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The first and the best ESB in the world. Not my favorite style but this is a great beer from start to finish. Pours witha a nice creamy head. Copper color and a nose of hops and lite toast. A must for every beer lover.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Solid amber color with a small but stable light cream head. Aromas of lightly burnt toffee/butterscotch with a hint of hopsack. Light carbonation that enlivens the senses. Nutty toffee with a toch of yeast and hint of bitterness. Very balanced and drinkable. One of the stalwarts in the ESB style.
007lund (92) - Ann Arbor, USA - DEC 24, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very smooth beer. It feels like it drips down the throat. A beautiful thing. The palate isnít very heavy, and the finish isnít very long, but both are very high quality. A great beer.
spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty and not all that bitter for a íBitterí. This is one of my favorites.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Personally I prefer Alesmith and Schlafly for ESBís. Big malt profile.Front is smooth with a little bitterness coming through at the finish. Good for a session I guess.
ferox (84) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Was not overly impressed. Still, a nice pint, with a good palate.