harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes 7.2.10
Poured from bottle to Sam Adams glass.
A: Beautiful maple brown. Brown sugar depth. Medium clarity. Minimal head - only thin layer compensated by low ribbons.
S: Extremely malty for a brown. Nice molasses, brown sugar aroma.
T: Nice, balanced brown ale. Not exceptional, but a great beer for sessioning.
M: Medium body with moderate carbonation that tickles the palate throughout life of beer.
D: I find this a decent beer now, and plan to review again in the future. I know have enjoyed on subsequent occassions since this review, and feel as thought an update may be in order.
Serving type: bottle
Crash_the_dog (96) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice brown color, with a rich, although quickly dissipating head, when poured from a bottle into a large snifter. Toasted malt flavor, with mild hops. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel, and slight coffee aftertaste.
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onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber with a foamy thick light tan head. Nutty and biscuity aroma with a bit of toffee, but whiffs of pecan and almond aromas. Taste is clean and full with nutty notes of earthy malts and toffee. Full bodied but light tasting, though very good at making me think of roasted chestnuts and pecans. Mmm baby.
jb (2023) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty sweet caramel nose. Hazy reddish stuff. Mild balanced palate. Nice. Bottle at bobs.
merc7186 (1665) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pours nicely with a very dark brown mahogany color to it. It passes minmial light through it and has a slight foam ring with a reddish hue for a head. The beer also leaves minimal lacing on the glass. The smell is good with a lot going on, I got a combination of malty, nutty, chocolate, with light hints of caramel and coffee. The taste is a lot like the smell, its a malty, nutty, chocolate taste up front with light hints of caramel sweetness and coffe on the back end. The beer is well carbonated leaving you a tad dry but with a lingering coffee aftertaste. Overall, this is a good beer to try, it has a lot going on in one 12oz bottle. I must confess that I am not a fan of chocolate or coffee but this beer did well (even with those flavors, yuk).
Cunningham (3912) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Cloudy amber color with a fine off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Malty, rich hoppy and rich fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Slightly sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Very fruity, a fine rich hop profile (maybe a little bit harse) and malty.
Overall impression: Tasty powerful ale!
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with RobertDale.
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mully262 (56) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ESB is extra strong brown here, bam, good stuff, well hopped and those roasty rich caramel malts are bad ass, love it
DCLawyer (1299) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->Willi. Deep amber with large frothy lite tan head. A: caramel malt, floral hops, nuts. T: nutty, roasted malt, pine hops. Bittersweet, OK.
Nuffield (3626) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks very nice, good head, amber color. Hops drive the flavor but without a corresponding sense of bitterness. Thinner malts, but drinkable. (bottle, 2013 Ale Jail festival, St. Paul, MN)
maxwelldeux (2933) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is actually quite hoppy, with some resinous notes to it and just a hint at some toasting in there. Taste is only very slightly sweet (with a bitter finish, actually) with malts and some toasting appearing throughout.