deyholla (6639) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep amber with a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice earthy grain note with a bit of light grass but mainly earthy grains. Flavor is similar with earthy grains ANG grass with a hint of resin and sweetness.
artmcd8 (1612) - 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 (11871) - 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 (1447) - 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 (4604) - 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.
fluffy (1666) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I gotta say this is one of the best ESBs I've ever had. Nice bready blonde start, nice clean somewhat bright finish. Really nice.
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PorterPounder (5550) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
b3shine (5448) - Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
TylerGreenDC (296) - - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Aroma of toast, star anise and licorice. Flavor is of warm black licorice and caramel. A best-of-style.
GTAEgeek (1226) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
woodychevy (361) - - APR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.