ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a one finger offwhite shade. It slowly fades to a thin film, and leaves some (not much) lacing on the glass. Generally, an attractive beer.
S: At first, I notice rich caramel, brown sugar, and earthy hops. Then the aroma permutes into something wonderfully fruity. I really enjoy the cherry, apple, and grape esters this provides. I mean, really, REALLY enjoy them, even if they donít come across terribly strongly.
T: Taste-wise, Iím not a fan of the style; but this one works quite well. Vaguely sweet caramel maltiness provides the backbone, supported by an initial hit of tart, fruity esters. Drying hops and faint diacetyl finish this one off. If anything, itís gorgeously balanced, with just a suggestion of depth to keep it interesting. Didnít live up to the aroma, however.
M: Dry and crisp, though some toffee flavors linger on the palate somewhat. Carbonation could be upped a hair to make it cleaner, though - given the way the complex flavors shift on the aftertaste, Iíll call it a wash. This one is easy to drink.
O: Iíd say itís the best ESB Iíve ever had, even with the qualifiers of A) the style doesnít tickle my fancy, and B) I havenít had enough good offerings of the style for it to tickle my fancy in the first place. Out of personal preference, Iíd much rather have their London Porter; but just in terms of objective quality, theyíre at the same level.
felip989 (123) - S„o Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a medium light beige head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, red fruits, pineapple, some wood, earthy and floral notes. Taste is caramel, biscuit, apples, bananas, herbal bitterness. Bitter aftertaste.
smaynard6000 (782) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Pours a sparkling amber color with small creamy tan head. Carbonation is lively. Rich aroma of caramel malt. Sweet malty flavor, a bit of spicy and floral hops to balance it out. Medium bodied. Very drinkable and quite good.
ChewyBeer (155) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber nice head. Good Bready nose. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet caramel bread tastes. Good drinking
MrHoefenbraeu (10) - - JUL 18, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Getrunke aus einer 5dl Flasche.Nase und Farbe okay. Ausgewogener Geschmack. Sehr angenehm zum trinken; jedoch nicht ein so spezielles Bier
tsurkan_sergey (68) - Novosibirsk, RUSSIA - JUL 12, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drink it on tap at Bobby Dazzler Pub, Moscow. Beer 5+ (consisting of beer incredible bouquet of various malts, corn and a few aromatic hops), !, like most rich fruity (cherry, citrus) in taste - oranges, grapefruit, butterscotch, in the finish - light honey bitterness.
Brentv (486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Copper pour with a full white head. Aroma and taste of caramel and biscuit. Dry taste with a nicely mild bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel. Delicious.
artiredbirds (107) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Очень карамел& красивы& мягкий и обволак& вкус
Dorkenstein (116) - - JUL 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Marmalade, toffee, caramel, and peppery aromas. Taste is creamy caramel and marmalade. A bit of pepper spice in the middle and some bitters in the finish.
Vestlake (226) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap. Pours nice Copper color with a beige head. A toffee, sweet aroma. The taste is sweet, toffee/caramel. A very good beer.
fombe89 (618) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella @La barrica 13, Candas.BBD: 13/02/16. Color Šmbar, aromas malta caramelo, sabor caramelo.