bhensonb (11512) - 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. I’m thinking plum skin. It’s on the dry side, hoppy, but not bitter. Violets come to mind.
Tmoney99 (11075) - 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.
daknole (9439) - 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.
hopdog (9167) - 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 Capone’s. Poured an amber color with a small sized off white head. Fruity, caramel, and brown sugar. All around malty and sweet.
Sammy (8937) - 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.
Dogbrick (8664) - 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.
DocLock (8054) - 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.
shrubber85 (7949) - 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.
crossovert (7897) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried cask + draft. Enjoyed draft better. Nice malty, bready, slightly herbal brew. Nice.
Ughsmash (7181) - 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!