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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarleyandVine (28) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Nice looking, but little aroma. Flavor is spot on with good hop flavors and supporting malt character. A bit of smokiness that was surprising.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5341) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Asheville, NC - Bruisin’ Ales - 12 oz bottle. Dark tea-like pour, slight off-white head. Aroma has some toffee-like sweetness, a touch of baked bread. Flavor has a nice subtle bitterness with some toffee accents, a light touch of dates, some canned baked brown bread and some citrus trailing bitterness. Mouthfeel has a pleasant texture to it. Pretty sold.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5135) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Draft to taster at Green Man. Looks good for the style; a fairly transparent copperish orange with eggshell head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells malty with notes of toast and caramel; not much hops though. Tasteslike it smells with a touch of caramel and spiciness . Average on the palate. Alright, but could definitely be hoppier.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (265) - - MAY 26, 2014
On draft. Aroma of toast, star anise and licorice. Flavor is of warm black licorice and caramel. A best-of-style.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1142) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown, with a small, beige head. Butter toffee, cinnamon, light rye, and black bread. The flavor is bready sweetness, and a very light bitterness. Light to medium body, chalky, sticky, and creamy. Overall, this is a pretty nice, malty beer. Very mellow bittering, and a fairly clean palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (326) - - APR 24, 2014
Decent beer for a style I wouldn’t normally order. Had on tap at Farm Burger. Pours a deep opaque amber color with a nice tan head. Nose and taste nicely balanced with a heavy enough mouthfeel to stand up to appearance. First half of pint was better- ie colder. Definitely mellows out as it warms up- or could not stand up to spicy food. Bread, caramel, nutty, hoppy- all the right flavors are there. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paincane (127) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2014
Rich amber colored brew topped by a tan head. Good lace. Roasty malt & nutty aromas. Caramel, toffee & nut flavors with a dry bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Draft at the brewery, served in a taster. Pours a clear orange with a medium off-white head. Notes of leaves, grass, hay, and toasted malts. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Good, but I liked the Buxton marginally better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7898) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Bottle thanks to Andy. Pours reddish amber with white head. Nose and taste of toast, caramel and malt. Touch of grass. Some earthy dirt. Lighter medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
On tap at the brewery, RBWG
Clear golden with a medium sized creamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma and flavors of toasted malts and caramel
Decent, clean

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drjohnrock (428) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
From 12 ounce bottle purchased at The Veggie Wagon, Carolina Beach, North Carolina, tasted on August 8, 2013. Medium and slightly hazy amber color, very small tan head, aroma of mustiness and firm malt, bittersweet flavor with somewhat intrusive carbonation and chemical notes but even discounting those flaws the taste lacks the character of an ESB. Call it a bitter, perhaps.


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