Westmeister (1316) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours brown amber with wispy beige head. The aroma is caramel, nutty with some coffee and earthy notes. The flavor is nutty, mild fruity esters, with some caramel and coffee. Decent ESB.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
From tap: Redish / dark brown pour. Toasted caramel aroma. Taste is mostly roasted malt with a hint of bittering. Medium body.
nuplastikk (3831) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap in Asheville. Deep unfiltered amber-brown. Thin tan head. Quite an attempt at an English version. Dull, watery, some mild soapy hops and watery caramel. Smooth, malt dominated. Sort of like a Brown Ale. Uninspired.
maxwelldeux (2720) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2012
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Draft in a flight at the brewpub. This one was much maltier than I prefer and was a little tough in that way. Poured a nice amber color, though.
rdixon77 (370) - Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Murky, brown pour with little head. Aroma was roasted malts, nuts, and some coffee. The taste followed with just a little bit of the bitterness I was expecting. Smooth mouthfeel. Pretty decent stuff.
bubbleflubber (1640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at Jack of the Wood in Asheville. Beautiful mahogany pour into the glass, with auburn accents and a fluffy head that reduces to a thin ring of soapy lace. The nose is of toasted caramel. Flavored are roasted, some toast, caramel, and some hints at esters. The finish is roasted and ever so lightly bitter. Medium light in the mouth, it's tasty and a nice take on the ESB.
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The ByWater in Ashville, NC. Overall malty, nutty, slightly sweet but dry finish.
gvmdw7 (180) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a hazy amber color. Smelled of toffee and surprisingly, coffee. Primarily tasted of coffee and roasted malt. It was pretty good, but I wouldn’t call it an ESB.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2011
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.
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Dark, crystal-clear bronze. Malty and delicious with a full complement of rich, rounded flavors, bold and strong. Very, very good. (#4312, 10/5/2011)