GnarlyGnome (721) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: pours a nice dark brown color with a medium off white head. Bready, malty sweet aroma, some floral hoppiness going on. The flavor is sweet, but still finishes with a slight bitter taste. Nice winter beer, something different than most winter ales.
devman171 (1171) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 From a bottle, aroma is floral and pine, taste is smooth with a nice bitter kick. Very enjoyable
HeinzH (22) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark brown coloured beer with a decent sized head. Taste includes a little bit of caramel. Very nice beer for winter days!
wmubronco1992 (660) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark redish brown. Small off white head. Malty aroma. Rich mild bitter flavor with some roast and caramel. Mild bitter in the mouthfeel. ESBís arenít my favorite style, but I really respect this one. Definitely would drink again.
keanex (1606) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best before February 2013.
Appearance: The body is clear and copper to mahogany, the head si dense with a light tan color, decent retention and leaves a thin coating and a creamy ring.
Aroma: The aroma is malty with caramel and some dark fruits, a light earthy hop profile is hidden in the malts.
Taste: The hops are much more pronounced here cutting through the sweet malts providing a slightly floral and earthy perhaps a touch spicy, hop profile with a moderate bitterness. The malts are sweet, toasted caramel and figs come to mind, that balance the hops nicely.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is decent, but I canít say that anything about it makes me want to try it again.
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle---> wine glass. Pours a deep brownish amber with very little head and little lace. Smells of bready molasses and mild pine. Taste is burnt caramel and nice piney hops and slight licorice. Medium-thick palate with very little carbonation. Not a favorite style of mine, but this is a fairly well done beer.
closey22 (1093) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark amber/brown with thin beige head; flavor is roasty nutty notes followed by bitter tanginess; feeels very thick with slight foaminess; aroma is malty more than anything. I like this beer.
puboflyons (2391) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with March 2013 clipped off the label. It pours out like a winter storm at sea with swirling carbonation bubbles circling around and becoming a dark amber reddish tone with a modest off-white head. Delightful to look at. The aroma is of dark malts, toffee, and plum with a played down hop note. The body is smooth and bold. The taste is right where it should be for an English Strong with moderate sweetness at first and a low to moderate bitterness winding things down
MadRobin (2262) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Clear, dark orange-brown with 2-finger cream-colored head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of bread, grain and herbal hops.
Taste of dark bread, molasses, citrus and roasted coffee.
Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation.
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gripweed57 (891) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Copper color topped by a medium-sized creamy beige head. Aroma is toasted malt with notes of burnt sugar and earthy, grassy hops. Flavor is toasted malt with hints of toffee and spicy hops. Some dryish, peppery hops in finish.