mike_77 (1957) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark brown colour. Aroma of red fruit syrup. Flavour has red fruit sweetness and fresh hop. Burnt caramel bitterness comes through in the finish.
AlanRyker (44) - - NOV 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Foamy head. A surprisingly hoppy bite. Not overly sweet, so no cloying aftertaste. Overall, a delicious ESB.
Brouwerij (407) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy brown with two fingers of tan head, that slowly becomes rocky. Good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is nutty and malty, hint of caramel. Flavor is sweet and nutty up front, then some hoppiness and big malt character, caramel and toffee tones. Finishes with a mild bitterness. Moderate to soft carbonation and a smooth texture. Delicious and drinkable, a solid beer.
arkurzynski (1187) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy brown/mahogany pour with creamy tan head. British-esque citrus and pine hopping with toasted, nutty malt and faint roasted malt. Mild sweetness. Flavor is hop forward with generic citrus bitterness and bitter citrus rind. Mild nuttiness with toasted malt. Dry citrus and toast in the finish. Average medium palate with some extra character from the hops. Light, prickly carbonation.
scanovajr (600) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - OCT 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. a dark copper beer with a white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, orange and hops. Taste is also very malty, nusts, caramel, burnt sugar, sweet. Hoppy end. Lasting finish
tubintheyampa (12) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer has a special place in my heart. Bottle conditioned. Brown color. 3/4 inch head. Malty. Slightly sweet. Reminds me of backcountry camping in the tetons. Beer tastes even better when you have to hike 8 miles to your campsite.
dinkle50 (686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruby red pour with a thin head. Aroma is big and bready. Smells like a can of coke with barley. Mouth is medium bodied and smooth. Taste has hints of chocolate. Nice bitter finish that is more powerful than most ESBís. This is a pretty nice beer.
SODAK14 (243) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber with a small head. Real nice going down but it is a little too hoppy/bitter for my personal taste. I see it got great reviews from reviewers whose cup of coffee (beer) might be more liking of this style than me but I just canít rate it that high. I guess that is why we have this forum!
Westy84 (7) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours nice and brown. Almost mahogany. Love that word. Mahogany. Tan head. Smells like sweet malty goodness with a hint of hope. Tastes like sweet malty goodness but with a little more hops. Thank you.
ads135 (1571) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice ESB. Caramel, brown sugar, pine, grass, and a fruity tinge to round it out. Have to come back to this one.