potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper orange with lasting but thinning tannish head. Aroma is caramel bomb with grass, earth bomb. Flavor follows suit, deceptively full palate to start (low bicarbonate, high chloride water?), all caramel sweet, touch toffee maybe, then goes dry as a bone bitter as hell lingering finish. It isnít american bitter but the shock and awe it gives after that malt nose and all over caramel sweetness and malty full body is shocking. A timeless classic! Fruity aromatics go peach and other fruits as beer warms. Grass hop also comes forward from dry-hopping. Earthy, floral, just Goldings all over it. Burn in hell if you donít like this one!
zvsn (11) - ISRAEL - MAY 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap, poured into a pint glass.
A bit hazy copper-amber color, thick white head, beautiful appearance.
Complex aroma with hints of malt, caramel, hops and fruits.
Taste is very balanced between little sweetness in the beginning and bitter in the end. Creamy and smooth, medium-bodied, low-medium carbonation,dry finish. Great beer.
ciaranc (369) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper, big cream coloured rocky head that doesnt last. Toffee, caramel and orange nose. Flavour has a lovely smooth maltiness with highlights of orange and biscuit. Mouthfeel is sublime, smooth as you like, robust, with a touch of dryness in the finish. Flat carbonation. Very nice.
ajnepple (486) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle from Wilburís. Light amber colored and clear with a nice white head and light lacing. The aroma is bitter, clean, and hoppy with light citrus and light toasted malts. Similar flavor with toffee, caramel, grass and biscuits. Medium body with a soft feel and a smooth finish. Pretty tasty.
FriarHop (112) - Long Beach, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The best bitter! (Aside from Harvey's BB) Beautiful deep copper accompanied by light head. Chewy toffee malts with a nice bitter finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
OKplus (379) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a clear amber with red highlights. A foamy 1.5 finger of off-white head that provide loads of tightly knit lacing.
S - Rich caramel malt, hints of fruit.
T - Caramel malt, floral, toasted bread, some berry fruits, salty hops on the back end.
M - Medium bodied, smooth feel.
Rich and robust. This beer is packed with flavor and a very smooth drinker. One of my favorite ESBís.
Serving type: bottle
DavidWoodruff (240) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Honey, caramel, almonds a little tropical fruit.
Appearance: Copper with moderate cream colored head.
Flavor: Toffee, nuts with a mild fruitiness.
Palate: Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation smooth dry finish.
Overall: The near perfect ESB - but always better closer to the source.
Moebbels (36) - FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark golden color with white foam that trails on the glass. Nose is fresh with citrus fruits, herbs and malty sweetness. Taste is well balanced, starting with honey and molasses followed by a nice bitterness from the hops. Carbonation is on the light side. Overall a well balanced and enjoable brew.
LicoriceKing (30) - DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper color. Aroma: Hoppy citrus, caramel, malt, nuts and peach. Taste: Way more malty, nutty and earthy, but still with some hop bitterness intact. The palate is smooth and the finish is bitter, but not persistent. Very solid and balanced bitter.
Pyrmir (1218) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Clear amber with smallt browinsh head. Aroma of roasted malts, molasses, citrus fruits, banana, grape, raisin, toffee and spices. Flavor is light acidic going to sweet and bitter with a boozy and malty finish.
fabioanselmo (63) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - MAY 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cerveja bem aromŠtica, com belo bouquet frutado e algo de caramelo. Na boca, um sabor leve e maltado, bem equilibrado com o amargor do lķpulo. Nos olhos, um dourado avermelhado com pouca espuma. Retrogosto agradŠvel, uma ůtima Ale.