biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robust, hoppy beer. Medium-full body, warming. Quite tasty, going to again emphasize the hoppy, IPA-like aspects of this beer.
EcnarM (96) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an even dark amber. Nice balance of fruity hop and malt on the aroma and flavor. Consultant taste through the whole palate. One of the better ESB's I have has in awhile.
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Patrickctenchi (3847) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, cloudy brown, with a thick, dark tan head.
Caramel malt, pine aroma.
Toffee/caramel malt flavor...a hint of chocolate.
Subtle piney bitter, creamy.
A really nice ESB.
Dredd (700) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer, pleasant pine hop aroma, good mix of malt and zesty hop finish. Conceals the 6.5% well.
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Catching up on some old ratings. ..................................................
bmoosey (82) - Richmond, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a tap, a medium brown color with a malty aroma of caramel with hops. Mostly sweet flavor with caramel and some hop.
mansquito (3464) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Argonaut Liquors, Denver sixer: Every bottle of this that I opened was a total gusher. The head foamed way more than is reasonable. Anyway, it poured brownish with a light brown-tan head (massive and thick because of the gushing). Aroma is toffee and caramel malts with some hoppiness. Taste is somewhat bitter and malty. Not particularly refreshing, but certainly full of flavor. Not really my favourite.
alobar (2808) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium brown color with a malty aroma of caramel, toffee, with hint of hops. Mostly sweet flavor with caramel, toffee, biscuit, and some hop bite. Very nice beer.
Beerenberger (1489) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2014 A pleasing malty aroma with hints of hops. A translucent brown pour with garrnet highlights and a voluminous tan head which produces abundant ringed lacing. The roasted malt and nut flavors up front are well balanced with floral hops on the back side. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, a refreshing ESB. Iâ€™m glad I have 5 more to enjoy.
harrymel (1503) - 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