fsbw21086 (328) - New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange red color with a foamy tan colored head. Aroma is chocolate, brown sugar and syrup. Dark roasted malts for sure. Flavor is bitter dry and roasted. Brown Malts. Easy finish that is a little bitter.
SlimHabib (21) - California, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very dark color, good head, and decent lacing. Great aroma, strong scent, chocolate smell. Very smooth finish. Usually not a fan of the darker beers, but this one gets the job done.
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Jimthechap (1482) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange to mahogany brown in colour with a persistent latte coloured head and some haze in the body. Herbal hoppiness is the predominant aroma and some dusty cocoa. Really not what I expect ESB to be, but anyway.
A taste reveals a bit of funky umami and then burnt caramel and resinous hoppy character. There is a pinch of bitterness and a toasty caramel finish that endures. There is a place for all things in the beer world, Iím sure. Iím also sure this isnít your classic ESB but also isnít anywhere near a classic brown ale either.
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Decent ESB on tap at the LA Beer Festival, awesome brown pour, some lacing, smells bitter, malty finish.
Machinari_Diem (56) - - FEB 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light brown with a root beer float head that laces the entire way down the glass.
Aroma full of hops - American citrus even though I would expect British hops. Some roasted malts but mild.
Flavor roasty and slightly chocolatey with massive American citrus hop flavor. Slightly stale hops in taste. Possible blend of continental hops - grassy notes.
Finishes dry and very hoppy. Interesting hybrid ale.
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 (56) - 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 (3093) - Coxís 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 (684) - 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 (78) - 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.