BierMeHoos (469) - Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Appearance is caramel brown with gold highlights. Aroma is bready, with caramel and molasses hints. Taste is very malty, with a strong cinnamon flavor, with supporting caramel and molasses and nutmeg. Overall very good, went well with stew.
Quick3Beers (629) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A relatively well balanced ESB, hoppy and malty with a good mouthfeel. Good winter seasonal
mikem409 (1948) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at station on nitro. pour is copper color with tan head. aroma of spice and malt. taste is same. nice spice note and a slight sweet malt backbone.
snoworsummer (4034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear copper brown with a fizzy bubbly white head. Tastes like dry bitter pine hops, with sweet grapefruit, doughy malt, sweet candied grapefruit. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet doughy malt and grapefruit hops.
maekchu (3044) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Village Wine and Spirits. Large caramel nose, dark fruit, sugar, all a bit harsh and fumey. Pretty reddish/brown color. Harsh caramel initial, roast malt, sugary, and overly rich fruit. Medium body. Lots of flavor, but mostly rude.
alexsdad06 (7742) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from old backlog notes. Pours a clear orange amber color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bready malts, mild sweetness, caramel, floral, mild pine resin, moderate bitterness, decent enough.
koleminer20 (1493) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into an English pint. The pour is a clear darker ruby or garnet color, with a thin, finger-high, off white head and a decent amount of spotty lace left behind. The aroma is strong on a caramel malt and a good bitterness to it. There is a nice resonating dark fruit dominance on the back end, and itís not overwhelming, but itís solid. The flavor is a bitter blast up front, but transitions nicely through a good sweet malt and a solid caramel finish. The dark fruits arenít really present here in the taste, but the bitterness makes up for it. The mouth feel is a little thin, but there is a nice carbonation and a good dry lingering aftertaste thatís quite bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
vlan1 (219) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample. Pours a light cola brown with a moderate head. Little hop aroma, some doughy bread on the nose. Smooth taste with your typical bitter ESB aftertaste. Pretty decent.
rumproasts (4454) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Amber with one finger head. Smooth malty base with caramel and nut. Moderate English hops balance the flavor profile. Excellent ESB.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of caramel, nuts, toasted malts and bittering hops. Dark amber hue with an average foamy head that mostly diminished and left no lace. Flavor is very sweet and bitter. Palate is full bodied and watery with an average carbonation. Overall an okay brew.