Hance07 (192) - DownSouth, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice presence of hops with enough malt to balance it out.
fromred2green (187) - , Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark reddish-brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is of bittering hops and caramel malt. Flavor is hoppy with a slight amount of malt, and has an even more hoppy and bitter finish. Interesting beer as I’ve not had anything quite like it, and a very good beer as well.
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to ratebeerians for bringing this to pizza port’s strong ale fest. I’m not sure who it was, but thank you! A medium-strength ale with nice hop notes. Some coriander and spice on the nose. Not bad.
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Filtered golden body with no head. The aroma is very malty with lemons and orange aroma from the hops. The flavor is also very malted.
FLnative80 (174) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 12 fl. oz. Dark amber color with thick, creamy head. Strong malt aroma of candy or caramel. Very fresh. Medium body with a leathery mouthfeel. Flavor strongly resembles aroma with the exception of slight hoppy bitterness at the end. Alcohol is well hidden. Goes down real easy.
uvajed (174) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
What’s an "Imperial ESB"? I don’t know that, but this beer is very nicely bittersweet, kind of a floral caramel taste. Coppery color with a small creamy head, a slight bit of which persisted, leaving a small amount oc cream-colored lacing.
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma- bready, dates, toffee, caramel, raisin, roasted malt, bittersweet orange peel hop. pours a woody red/amber with about 3/4 inch of head that recedes but doesn’t go away, some lacing. taste is roasty malt with a grassy earthy bitter hop finish, bread, brown sugar, orange peel, some alcohol. palate is full bodied, some carbonation, smooth, bitter.
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled... 2006 Release.. Pours a deep red with alot of lacing and a fluffy head.. Nose is lots of hops and hints of malt.. Flavor is dominated by bitter hops that lingers around.. very nice but not a fav..
HoppyAlesToYou (161) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight caramel aroma with a little hint of Sweet Tarts. Bitter on the tongue, with a decent malt background. A bit watery for an extreme beer, the mouth feel could be fuller. Not bad, but not special.
bennetporter (149) - 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