cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: dark amber in color with a nice tan head. Smell has got some nice citrus and pine smell, with a note of malt in the background. Taste is a bit sweet, with a malty finish, but a nice note of hop in there. Taste is good on this one. Just enough bitterness in this one.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz, no date courtesy of bstill. Pours a clear orangeish red with a fading one finger beige head. Aroma of woody, earthy, and floral hops, some fruit and burnt caramel malt notes. Flavor had some fruity sweetness, some burnt toffee, pretty big bitterness in the middle with some pine and wood, though it is balanced quite well. Lingering bitter slightly chalky finish. Moderate to full body, moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty darn good.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - OCT 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a white head. The aroma is full of hoppish charateristics of citrus and pine. The flavor is highly hopped with a citrusy bitterness and a finish that is nicely hopped.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brillant amber color. Thin white head vanishes quickly. Strong malty aroma. Thick rich caramel malty taste. Sweet and fulled bodied. Some rosted flavors in the background. Very good beer,better then I thought it would be. ESB on streroids.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice! This was one of my favorites at this Newtown Brewfest this year. This is a really nice hopped up DIPA. Pours a clear deep amber with a thin lasting off white head. Aroma is sticky sweet with tons of citrus and mango hops and slightly floral. Full flavor with lots of sweet caramel malts, sticky hop resins, citrus, slight tropical fruits, and some pine. Good body and a nice bitter finish. I think I had at least 2-3 samples of this at the fest.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled this at the Great Decatur Beer Tasting Festival. Imperial ESB, what a great concept! Medium amber in color. Malt aromas. Rich bitter finish. Great house beer that needs to be casked!!
MadIndian (2724) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled with Stegosaurus and beerded_one at Newtown brewfest. Poured a copper color with serious hop aroma. Too bitter for my taste and I really did not like it or much from this brewery at the fest.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Winter storm pours a dark amber color with a small white head. The aroma is slightly hoppy and somewhat like old shoe leather. The flavor is malty, slightly bitter, and musty. Spicey and bitter in the aftertaste.
nimbleprop (7349) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear brown with almost no white head. Smelled like candy and flowers, very interesting and inviting. Initial flavor is extremely malty and just a little bitter. Big mouth feel with a bitter, fizzy finish.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a gold to amber color with not much head. The aroma is overpowering, with a very fruity scent. Sweet, with a lot of hops evident in the taste.