RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Doric Arch. Coppery, chestnut, slightly beige head. Served slightly too cold, so little aroma; Malty with some fresh hop. Some touch of chocolate and caramel in the mouth. Fruity and some alcohol. Some christmassy brandy. Finishes fruity sweet.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Cask at the Doric Arch. Amber colour with a slight head. Malty nose with some sprucey hops. Sweet toffee malt flavour with a bittering finish. Nothing to get too excited about.
asedzie (784) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of caramel, muted citrus fruit. Flavor is slightly sweet, sharp, resinous. Some aged flavors - dust, mushrooms, muskiness. Very full malt palate. Ideally balanced ESB.
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Voloís ESB tasting. This is one of the best ESBs Iíve had (that being said, I donít usually like ESBs). Citrus, hops, fruity. A little thin on the body but certainly complex and well rounded which made up for it. Compared to Durhams and Mill Street (which were also sampled) it certainly measured up.
Sammy (10660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask itís one of the best cask bitterbeers, mellow and delightful citrus hops with great fruity aroma,I could drink volumes all day and night.
FatPhil (12779) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught (Fullers Brewery Pub, London).
The standard against which all ESBs should be measured. Rich red-brown colour, malty and light fruit aroma. Very malty tast, with plenty of peppery hops and darker fruit hints. Great finish.
goozen (3713) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at North End, Leiden, Netherlands: Deep Amber well balanced sweet ESB brew. Got caramel taste.
Dedollewaitor (15325) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at C4, Odense: Amber with a little white head. Light malty Caramel/nut flavour with a good bitterness in both aroma and taste. Smooth & soft - little watery. Pleasant bitter somehow spicy end. Very drinkable!
cgarvieuk (20238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Dark amber coloured ale, with a sweet full RICH malty fruit with honey tones showing through.
doubelknv3 (1076) - Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nicer on cask. Aroma comes out a bit better than in the bottle. Starts out with a medium malty flavour and then the hops finish up the journey. Nice light floral aroma. This is a good session beer.