HerrBierkoenig (271) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 0.33l bottle. Pours nice clear amber to red liquid, small tan creamy head. Aroma: malt, toffee, citrus, grapefruit, pine, very nice, Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, light sour, some minor metallic off taste, nice malty toffee body, with hoppy accents, citruses, lemon grass, pine, Palate: medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, long bitter caramel aftertaste. Overall: very good, extremely drinkable, in the aroma reminds (partially) Anchor Liberty Ale - the citrus - pine texture, but the ESB character is unique, mainly in it´s taste- malty, toffee.
talmana (21) - ISRAEL - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel, floral, excellent bitter, orange smell, good color, smooth, light body, a bit woody
Alengrin (1743) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost legendary example of its style, comprising the stronger, fuller, more ambitious bitters. Off-white head, beautiful deep amber colour, complex aroma of nutty and honeyish malts, pear, grapefruit, banana; taste a full nutty maltiness, refined and elegant, bit honeyish, a tad yeasty, evolving into a complex fruitiness with fruit accents popping up here and there, ending in a more grapefruit-like, very dry, peppery hop bitterness. Wonderful English bitter even from the bottle.
Darkmagus82 (1300) - - AUG 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 11-12-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – The beer is served a deep-deep brown nearly black color. When served there was a big brown head on the brew that faded over a moderate amount of time to give a light level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is of a sweet coffee smell mixed with a good dose of milk chocolate. Behind these aromas is a roasted malt and light vanilla smell.
Taste- The taste begins with a roasted malt and coffee flavor. Upfront it also has some sweet chocolate flavors as well. These sweeter flavors dwindle as the taste advances with the chocolate becoming more bitter and the flavors of coffee/espresso getting stronger. While near the end a quite sweet lactose taste comes to the tongue making the beer on the sweeter side and balancing out the bitter with more sweetness. In the end the flavors when mixed together leave a mocha cappuccino flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier side with a carbonation level that is rather average. The creamier body is very nice for the flavors of the beer and really accentuates the dark chocolate, coffee and roasted flavors.
Overall – A pretty tasty stout. With it not being too heavy, it having a creamier feel and nice sweeter finish it is quite pleasant to drink and a nice beer to sip after a meal.
Bork (178) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2014 Very smooth and well balanced. Slightly alcoholic bitterness near the finish docks points, but all in all this one is a winner.
HaakonBjerkeli (29) - NORWAY - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Filtered, so clear amber. Offwhite/beige head. Cara and fruity aroma, hint of citrus. Not intence in anyway, just easy and a delight. Medium body, medium bitter. Easy due to ABV.
Peter_L (755) - SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SB. Mörkt kopparfärgad vätska med skum som skimmrar i gyllene. Doft av karamell och lite citrus. Sötman vägs upp bra av en blommig beska.
ramboraffe (452) - SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml bottle. Clear amber with white head. Smell is sweet malty and honey. Taste is sweet malt, honey, syrup and grass. Low bitterness and low carbonation.
swesson (230) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 4 pack. Pours a dark pinkish orange with a beige head. Medium lacing. This is a classic bitter ale that sets the standard for bitters. Smells of hops, malt, citrus, and cherries. A delight. Tastes of hops and malted barley and fresh sourdough.
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aronvarga (298) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, clear, dark amber color, long-life medium sized porous creamy yellowish beige head, toffee aroma, light body, moderate carbonation, powerful sweet malty and caramel taste, earthy hoppy palate.