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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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This richly flavored, full-bodied bitter is copper colored, with a slight fruity aroma and a balanced malt/hop character. Fuggles and Kent Goldings hops are used for a dry finish.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2012
From tap: Redish / dark brown pour. Toasted caramel aroma. Taste is mostly roasted malt with a hint of bittering. Medium body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (4332) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2012
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.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
maxwelldeux (3548) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2012
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdixon77 (664) - Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (1816) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2012
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2012
On tap at The ByWater in Ashville, NC. Overall malty, nutty, slightly sweet but dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gvmdw7 (187) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5645) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
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)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
A reddish amber ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, light grassy malt, faint hops. In mouth, a nice grassy nutty malt, faint British hops, not bad. On tap at Twin City Brewfest, August 13 2011.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freekyp (1483) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Pours deep brown with a well muscled white head. Sticky lacing. Nice balanced with an earthy malt character and fruity hops. Strong toffee in the nose. Perfect fade with light malt sweetness, some fruitiness (apple?), and a smack of mellow flavoring hops.


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