CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper bronze with a thick puffy, and well-lacing off-white head. Aroma is semi-sweet, malty, and earthy with an English hop balance. Body starts with a candy-like sweetness, some lager-like off-flavors and a semi-dry finish. Goes down smooth, but could use a touch more balance throughout. Otherwise a decent ESB, thanks Indiana_Red.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful dark brown, nice sized fluffy off white head. Aroma is strong hops. Flavor is bitter, and roasted malt. A very acidic taste. full of bitter flavor, very nice on the palate! A fine brew, and thanks go out to Indiana Red!
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yo, Snoop Dawg here in the hizzouse. Dis here Bitch Creek be stylin’, profilin’ and their ain’t no D-nyin’ dis be a good brew. Much love to Indiana Red. Peace.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2004. Deep golden body with mild carbonation and a tight sudsy beige head. Aroma of toasty malts, earthy hops and a smoky note as well. Malty but semi-dry flavor with a nice medium bitter finish. A highly drinkable, nicely styled ESB.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wood Stained Amber Coloring with a Small Head. Well Balanced Malt and Hops. Sweet with Bitter Ending. Excellent ESB.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany is a good description of the colour. Moderate caramel head. Rich malt aroma with present hops. Dark sweet malt flavour. Intriguing bitterness and trace of alcohol.
badgerben (4608) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a mahogany color with a thin, lacy head. Very malty aroma. The taste lives up to the aroma. I could have sworn I tasted something a little bit like lemongrass... quite a nice bitter!
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a sweet ass bitter. The name of it is the shit too. It was one of my favorite Grand Teton beers. It was red with a creamy head.
IndianaRed (2865) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 9, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2004 Bottle Pours very dark copper. Very little head and not much lacing. Smells of slightly sweet hopps. Strong hops flavor with a dark roast slant. Very little carbonation and a clean finish that leaves you with that lingering pucker of a "hoppy" brewskie
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a nice, large, frothy head; heavy caramel malt aroma with some grassy, piney, citrus hops thrown in; heavy malt base with wood and toffee notes; full, creamy body and a nice hoppy bitter balanced finish; I do detect a bit of that cardboard oxidation, but I’m not sure I would have picked it up if it wasn’t mentioned already. Good brew, overall.