dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber color with soft, well-formed head. Sweet malty aroma with citrus notes. Clean, lightly roasted, malty...quite fresh tasting. Im not usually an ESB drinker, but I’d have another of these.
arnold931 (180) - Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours orange amber with creamy off head. Some lacing. Nose is fruits, dough, and caramel. Taste is sweet with a bitter aftertaste.
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of trade from Doran. Pours a clear amber with off-whirte head. Nose of roasted malts. MEdium body. Smooth in the mouth. Flavor sis malty with some floral hops. Dry bitter finish/ Good ESB.
patrick767 (3397) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - This brew has a rich caramel aroma and a resiny caramel malt flavor with mild bitterness. It’s medium bodied, well balanced, and good.
Fritz123 (783) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca, FL. Snifter at home. Pours a deep amber with mostly haze and a thin eggshell head. No real lacing. Aroma of bread, cereal, spice, wheat toast, lavender. The taste was bread, cereal, light spice (lavender), toasted malt. Dry, slightly bitter finish. Medium light in body. Medium carbonation. Overall a good ESB.
KajII (767) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle.The pour was a cloudy medium chestnut brown with an average (1-2 finger) light cream colored rocky head that diminished at a normal pace, down to a medium wispy film and collar and had decent spotty lacing.
The aroma was a tad mild with a light bread malt, herbal hops and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit), caramel, brown sugar, a light fruity ester and a mild nuttiness.
The taste was very similar to the aroma starting off with a light sweet maltiness along with a hint of caramel and a light fruity presence at first, then a light hoppiness crept in with a touch of citrus all leading up to a nice mildly bitter nutty finish. The flavor lingered on the taste buds for an average time following the swallow, with a bitter fruity nutty taste left behind.
Mouthfeel was a bit beyond light in body with a somewhat dry texture and an almost medium carbonation.
Overall this was a decent enough brew, with a nice fruity sweetness that eventually gives way to a mild nutty bitterness at the end. Making this a rather tasty and enjoyable drinking experience...
jbrana (351) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very floral and slightly bitter with hints of honey and lavender. Not bad, but not anything I would need to have again.
jahshuwuh (304) - USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark tea brown with some dark ruby as well, tiny bit of off white head that settles on the surface. Aromas of black pepper, malt, some dark fruit, cinnamon. Tastes has a caramel malt sweetness with some mild hop bitter and a little spice in the form of some sort of clove. Not bad overall but a little bland. A decent drinker.
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Dogbrick (7243) - 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.
luttonm (2069) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz in Seattle. Deep reddish brown, tan foam. Sweet, red hop aroma. Cherry candy, GI yeast is pervasive. Drying bitter finish. Solid beer, roasty malt and crisp fruit and flowery body.
arminjewell (5716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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.