jandd1983 (2887) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Llywelynís St. Charles. It poured a clear copper color with a small white head. The aroma was of sweet caramel, some flowers and a light hoppiness. The taste was sweet, malty, some caramel/toffee, flowery with a hoppy bitter finish. Nice.
MissPxx (633) - - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light aroma. Very pleasant fruity taste. Quite sweet and bitter at the same time. Very drinkable
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Lowenbrau (2387) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @Fullerīs TapRoom,Griffin Brewery. November 2013.
In short: a "mild bitter", if this makes any sense.
Pours hazy golden with little white head. Short head retention, some lacing. Malty, some butterscotch and grassy aromas. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Taste is malty, little hop punch, herbal one, some diacetils. Very well balanced. Smooth and enjoyable.
mutz (668) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@ pub in London. Cask of keg weet ik niet. Donkergeel/amber kleur. Ruikt moutig en een beetje naar snoep. Redelijk zoete caramel en snoep smaak. Beetje hopbitterheid in de afdronk. Best lekker.
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask): Dark amber with small white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, fruits and floral notes. Sweet fruit balanced with a nice bitterness along with malt, bread and hop notes in the flavour. However, it was rather flat which diminished the rating for me. Bottle is much better but will re-rate next time I get it on cask.
Scopey (7867) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ESB #100. Cask at the Royal Standard, Croydon. It pours clear amber with a small beige head. The nose is toffee apple, toast, brown bread, wood, citrus peel and liquorice allsorts. The taste is smooth, wood, toffee, leather, toasty brown bread, peppery and light notes of citrus with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Smooth, well-rounded and pretty drinkable. Solid.
The_Osprey (2397) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015
Dec 2013 - Cask at the Salutation Hammersmith. Clear dark orange / light brown, still, white bubbles on top. Smell - not a lot to report - maybe some light toffee. Body is medium, carbonation very low. Taste - toffee, slight liquorice, a bit watery, lightly bitter finish. The flavour is actually quite nice but there isnít much of it. (3.3)
Jan 2015 - Cask at Culpeper Spitalfields. In contrast to last time, this has quite a big rounded malt flavour, twiggy and ashy with a medium bitterness. Was OK, but got a bit tiring over the course of a pint. (3.1)
BrewTom (366) - - NOV 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel smell with a bitter taste that lingers turning sour. Taste is uncomplex with uncomplimentary malt & hops. Would have expected more from what is supposed to be a classic. Not bad but not great either.
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AndySnow (4308) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: Bishops Arms Gamla Stan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with a large off-white head.
Aroma: Flowery, fruit, malt, hops.
Body: Full body with a low carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, fruit, caramel, malt.
Comment: Very different from the bottle condition version. I like the bottle one a little more, but both are very good ESBs.
MattiasA (862) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. Tap @ Green Lion Inn. Love the ESBs and the cask-version of this is a real gem.