bhensonb (12294) - 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 (11800) - 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 (10201) - 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 (9713) - 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 (9437) - 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 (9320) - 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.
crossovert (9061) - 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.
shrubber85 (8836) - 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.
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark reddish pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, dough, bread, hints of yeast into some lemon, grass, herbal notes, slight floral as well. Taste is a mix of herbs, grass, flowers, and spice into some lemon, touch of orange into lots of bread, dough, slight yeasty note, finishing slightly sweet.
DocLock (8497) - 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.