drowland (6662) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/27/13. On tap at the Downtown Market in Asheville. Amber brown pour with a small khaki head. Good aroma, light biscuit aspect, caramel, doughy malts, some earthy hop presence. Good flavor as well, biscuit, maltiness, caramel, a hint of fruitiness and hop. Solid for the style.
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 11/29/13 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Whole Foods Green Hills. Pours burnt orange with an average off-white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is classic ESB with nutty malt, spicy noble hops, a touch of chocolate, and a touch of some fruit. The flavor is the same with the nutty and chocolate malt up front, moving to the spicy and nicely bitter noble hops. The body is light with just below average carbonation and a medium nutty and spicy hops finish. This is a top-notch ESB.
tnkw01 (1299) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper color with a medium head. Aroma is caramel with whiffs of roated grains. Taste is a slight toffee-coffee, nutty taste. Really tasty.
edgallow (2614) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz draft pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of toast, caramel malts and nutty. Taste of roasted malts, nutty and caramel sweetness.
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SSSteve (3916) - - NOV 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. syrup thick brown pour with almost no head. big bready caramel malty nose. flavor is also robust toast, caramel and even some nuttiness. not much in the way of hop character. full bodied and thick. more like a s. english brown imo because of the huge malt presence.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the beer market. Pours deep amber. nose is rich malts and caramel. Flavor lends a very pronounced caramel and biscuit malt flavor mixed with an herbal hop presence and finishes with just a touch of roast malt. Semi sweet but finishes moderately dry. Good beer.
HighlanderOne (1050) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at jack of the wood in Asheville. Fresh hop and roasted malt aroma. Clear copper with thin lacing head. Sweet caramel malt and floral hops in flavor. Notes of pepper and spice. Maybe a bit under carbonated but extremely drinkable. Nicely done
Oginme (54) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle: poured a rich amber color with lasting off-white head. Malty, bready aroma. Taste is malt forward rich in toasty, bready, caramel flavors giving way to slight roast flavor and light hop spiciness. finish is slightly sweet, hop spiciness and lasting. medium bodied, it went down easy and smoothly.
OldGrowth (2865) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint. At Laughing Seed Cafe Asheville. Ok aroma. Sweet. Malty. Nutty doughy. Tad hazed brownish orange. Great head and lace combo. Bitter flavor. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, kind of bitter finish. Its ok. Not like many esbís Iíve had. Borderline brown ale to me. But surprised I hadnít rated this untill now. Aroma has a strong nutty mealy scent.
AleFart (12) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just a bit to much malt. Or maybe not enough hops? Not balanced enough for an ESB. This is out of a bottle and I've had it on tap and was much more impressed. If you can get a growler. I'll drink it again and probably more than I should.
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