BeerRenter76 (668) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally rated on 7/28/08. My first ESB, have to say it was pretty good. It poured a deep orange- amber body, with a thin light tan head, minimal carbonation. Very creamy mouthfeel, smooth drinking, slightly bitter but not overwhelming. Flavor has slight hints of bread and raisins. Overall a pretty good beer thats worth a try.
YantarCoast (823) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Bochka in Moscow. Pours dark amber with a small light brown head. Aroma is toffee, hops, nuts. Taste is toffee, malt, slight bitterness.
Bosskie (703) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beautiful luminous transparent beer with a weak head, bubbles.
Smell is caramel and apples, toffee, pears. A hint of warming sourness.
Taste is watery caramel sweetness with some bitterness and quite malty. Refreshing.
Turtles (1650) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Clear amber creamy white head, good lacing. Caramel aroma, still not sweet, more earthy notes. Mid-dry and smooth mouthfeel. The taste is pleasant bitter with dark dried fruit, caramel, earth and woody notes.
MatusBeer (329) - Koöice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Dobre casy. Colour is a mixture of amber and dark orange. Aroma of raisins with slight undertone of biscuit and caramel. One would expect the taste to be more bitter, citrus fruits are noticeable. Ja a Dianka! :-)
MayumiH (822) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Malty. Not as bitter as I expected. Dry finish. Mild and drinkable.
artemb (523) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look: clear amber with unstable head.
Aroma: tofee, bisquit sandwich with jam, fruits, hops: flowers, spicy herbs.
Taste: light sweetness, with moderate to light hoppy bitterness.
Flavour: malts, toffee, caramel, some apricote jam, sweet almond.
Very pleasant, flowery and drinkable.
Night_Cap (57) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pump (at Keg and Brew). Copper with a good sized, dense, frothy head that lasts well. Massive notes of cooked butter and nuts in the aroma with earthy hops, boiled caramel sweets, milk chocolate, biscuits, sultanas and light notes of dried apricots. Flavour is a light to medium earthy hop bitterness with toasted nuts, raisins, dried apricots (light), creamy caramel, milk chocolate, buttery cooked brown sugar and a dry finish. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation, a watery texture and a good length finish. Outstanding ESB!
Kauge (1451) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Alkostock in Tallinn (Ä 2.69). BB 22.08.2016. Pours reddish amber, very clear, with a creamy white top that retains quite well and leaves some lace. The aroma is estery, sweet, caramelly, husky, somewhat nutty. Tastes caramelly sweet with indistinct fruitiness and earthy-herbal bitterness. Dryish finish. Carbonation modest. Hmmm. Not sure if Iíve ever had this before, but right now it feels a bit disappointing, I mean itís good, but falls short of impressing me. Will most probably have it again.
ignorant (50) - madrid, SPAIN - FEB 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark orange with a creamy foam and reasonable duration. typical of English pale ale appearance. clean smell slightly sweet, slightly salty caramel shades. Swallow taste is malty and caramel at first but leaves a bitter subtle but lasting floral hops and own yeast character house aftertaste