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 (81) - 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 (3399) - 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 (2781) - 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 (1448) - 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
Crash_the_dog (150) - 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 (4078) - 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 (2197) - 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 (2114) - 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).