bhensonb (10184) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from sethdude. Pours bright, clear copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is fruit/floral. Or floral/fruit. Med body. Flavor is floral/fruit. Iím thinking plum skin. Itís on the dry side, hoppy, but not bitter. Violets come to mind.
Tmoney99 (9962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear reddish brown color with an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate roasted malt and bitter aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Caponeís. Poured an amber color with a small sized off white head. Fruity, caramel, and brown sugar. All around malty and sweet.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber pour with an off white head. Very pale flavored beer. Watery, not much hops, malty finish. Very mediocre. Bummer.
Sammy (8023) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent though not outstanding ESB. Hop bitterness in the aftertaste, I would like to get something more out front in taste and aroma. Lacy, dark golden. Medium mouthfeel. Very drinkable, nevertheless.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Craft Ale. Pours clear deep copper with minimal off-white head. Nose is spicy caramel malt, assertive hops, some black peppery notes. Tastes somewhat bitter, with a big hop flavor, some black peppery and fruity noes, and a hoppy finish. Like a hopped up black peppery ESB.
Dogbrick (7085) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear bronze-orange color with a medium thick and foamy white head that diminishes slowly. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, earthy hops and a touch of fruit. The finish is moderately sweet with a bready malt aftertaste. Decent ESB overall.
Ughsmash (6967) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured crystal-clear coppery-amber with a creamy, sticky beige head. The aroma picked up semi-sweet, toasted redder fruits, toffee, and a touch of molasses with fresh accents of soft pine and earthy hops.. very nice. The flavor found the same fruits as the nose plus a bit of caramel and nutty notes at the core.. floral, piney, and earthy bitterness around and through the tangy finish.. spicier as it warmed up.. very tasty stuff. Light-medium bodied with rolling carbonation on the middle of the palate and tangy/spicy notes extending outward.. excellent transitions and balance.. great brew!
shrubber85 (6803) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light toffee malt aroma. Amber with large head. Mildly sweet toffee malt and lightly bitter herbal flavor. Nice body. Very nice.
Ibrew2or3 (6436) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours with a clear copper body that supports an off white head of foam. The aroma offers up some roasted malts, graham cracker, malt sweetness and then some pine hops. The taste is similar with sweet malts, some roasted malts, a bit of biscuit maltiness and then malt sweetened graham cracker. Behind those notes is a complimentary yet modest degree of pine hoppiness. This comes together pretty well. Nice stuff.