snoworsummer (1025) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at BZN Airport. Smells like hops and mulch. Tastes bitter, woody, not a lot of flavor. Medium brown, thick with yeast.
sonnycheeba (2532) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours murky brown with thin, fizzy beige head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is toasted and cereal malts, figs, raisins, floral hops, and light caramel. Flavor is chewy, bready malts forward with good supporting dark fruit esters and floral and earthy hops; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
camborne (566) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is somewhat sweet. Taste is malty with good hops level. Caramel and toffee make this a smooth drinker
jerkane (6) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral aromas with a darker brown color. Initial taste is good with strong flavors and a lingering taste.
Cousin_Larry (189) - - FEB 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is inconsistent with the taste - it smells sweet, almost flowry. The dark, murky appearance is much more reflective of whatís in store for the drinker. The taste is very strong, a little bitter, and has strong chocolate undertones. Itís outstanding at first taste, but it gets a little overpowering before you finish.
Fatehunter (966) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice finger of head on a dark brown body.
The aroma has a smooth nuttiness coupled with a lemon. It works nicely.
The taste starts with a malty mild sweetness, then quickly turns to a grapefruit/lemon bitterness. Itís a bit abrupt.
The texture is crisp and still smooth with moderate carbonation.
I like it. Itís a nice mix of an ESB and a brown ale.
Mora2000 (5147) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy brown color with an off-white head. Aroma is a mix of grass and light toffee. Flavor is similar. I get a lot of biscuit and toffee, as well as some grass and a hint of dirt. There is a twangy note in the flavor - slightly metallic - but it doesnít detract from the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
lawman357 (93) - Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bitch Creek is quickly becoming my go-to ESB. Beautiful brown ale with a fantastic hop bitterness that,in the English styles,is thankfully not overdone.
Lukaduke (1476) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a vivid brown with a couple fingers of eggshell foam. On the nose its malty earthy notes with a touch of citrus hop bitterness. The palate follows the nose nicely but the added mouthfeel is spot on for the style. Slight bubble but a full orund body bring the hops to the front and a great malt background that carrys the beer to a earthy mouthwatering finish. Top notch ESB.
chicowv (452) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle thanks to Ben & Marti: Pours slightly cloudy, dark copper with a nice dark tan head. Good CO2 release, slightly oily on the glass. Great aroma of citrus and floral hops. Taste of chestnuts, caramel malts with a good hop balance. Smooth and a bit fizzy on the tongue. Very good overall.