sonnycheeba (4244) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready and toasted malts, caramel, faint floral notes, faint fig, and a slight touch of woodiness. Flavor is malty and mostly dry with a touch of toffee, some dark fruit sweetness, and light hops. Medium body and carbonation.
jbruner (2939) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden brown from the bottle with thin ring of bubbly off-white head that leaves light lace. Aroma of nice roast and caramel malts with fruity english yeast behind it. Taste is nice for the style, smoky caramel, mild yeast character. Clean and easy to drink, nice for the style.
Panzuriel (1427) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at green man brewing in Asheville NC. Green man esb is a medium golden beer with a nice head of firm white bubbles. Nose I’d sweet yet good cereal grain scent. Taste is of lightly toasted malt. Good balancing hops. Trademark bitter finish. All around solid beer.
Itzjerm (1677) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice ESB. A very toasty grain like flavor. Balanced on the tongue but over carbonated. Sweet malty grain. Not very hoppy a good solid grain like brew.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Sweet nutty aroma with hints of chocolate. Flavor is similar and easy drinking not bad.
kaser (4078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour at Greenman in Asheville. Amber color with off white head. Carmel and buttery sweet brown sugar aroma. Very drinkable. Sugary
Art (2236) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle at a lunch at a local Asheville restaurant. Aromas of toasted bread, biscuit, coffee, toffee, burnt caramel. Tasted sweet but with a crisp bitter finish. Finishes fairly clean. Medium body and medium high carb.
Travlr (15868) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draft. Very dark brown, murky. Aroma of pure sugar and caramel. Taste is sweet and malty. Totally off style.
Beerenberger (1567) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Jack of the Woods - Aroma is malt forward - toasted malts, caramel. Pours a clear dark reddish-brown with a white ring and no lacing. The palate is is rich - toffee, bread, nuts, wood ending with a dry finish. Medium-light body with medium carbonation. Overtake, rewardingly well balanced and enjoyable.
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample During RBWG Day 2, Asheville. Amber pour with a modest white head. Apple and pear fruit leather. Some wood and toffee. Similar flavor. Light toast, more caramel. A bit syrupy and slick.