Juseq (158) - FINLAND - FEB 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber with a thin head that leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma is spicy and has some hops and a hint of berrylike sweetness. Mouthfeel is smooth obviously, full and has a hint of carbonation. Taste is malty and consistent with aroma, though the sweetness is more like raisins. Malty and bitter aftertaste. Nice!
OllieBBommel (932) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer@tasting. Head: almost none. Colour: clear, golden. Aroma: hops, bitter, malt. Taste: bitter. Palate: dry, mild, medium bitter finish, low CO2. Overall: very good.
hanskpauley (5) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The first ESB is still broadly the best. Fullers makes an amazing ESB in both the cask and bottled categories.
Mugen (47) - ITALY - DEC 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Speziata ma delicata, amaro giusto e bellíodore di luppolo intenso. Bel colore ocra
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask pull at the Red Lion, Uxbridge. Who knows how many times Iíve had this beer? A lot. Itís about as solid a version of the style as they come, with Fullers so reliable in this regard. Nice amber pour with a healthy froth. Soft malts and light fruit in the nose, along with the promise of fragrant, spicy hops. Well balanced in the flavor as you might think, with a bit more fruit and biscuit.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy and brown beer with a weak white head. The aroma is malt, caramel and hops with grass. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness with notes of bitterness. Overall an average beer.
jmgreenuk (3260) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Bishops Arms (Gustav Adolfs Torg) Malmo. Golden brown pour with a thin white head. A rather fruity aroma leading to a mellow fruity malty taste. It seems much less bitter than the bottled version and perhaps not bitter enough. I wonder if its been sitting in the pipes for too long. Still very drinkable though.
Rustyham (1707) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber, nice fluffy and solid cask head. Cottony malty aroma. Flavor has a subtle caramel toffee but a lot of coppery tin flavor which ruins it
Leighton (9640) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Goldengrove, JDW, London. Pours clear russet with a fine, white froth crown. Fruity nose with light berries. Light to medium sweet flavor, some nice, semi-ripe berries, touches of brown sugar, hints of alcohol and leaves. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, some moderate toasted sugars, more berry fruits, very mellow leafy bitterness, mild lightly toasted bread. Itís a fine beer.
kalervo (592) - FINLAND - SEP 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really good, solid extra special bitter. Always really enjoyable beer.