theisti (2817) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nonic pint draft at Hogshead in Denver, Colorado. The pour is a gold copper brown, with a small light tan head. The aroma is light cracker malt, paired with a bit of toffee sweet, then some crystal malt. The taste is caramel nutty crystal malt blended nicely with grassy dry floral hops. The palate is light bodied, with low soft natural carbonation, and a clean dry finish. Easy drinking session beer, quite well made. This beer really came together as it warmed, great balance.
arrogantb (1398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On cask at the brewery. Dark chestnut color. Smells nice and malty. Taste is very good, chewy malts, caramel, nuts. Really surprising beer and something I would order again without hesitation. I don’t see too many ESB’s around and when I do they are unimpressive. This was very flavorful and just a real solid beer. MOAR!
Serving type: cask
Reviewed on: 08-26-2012 01:50:09
drfabulous (2946) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at brewery. Nice mellow hopped beer with lots of aroma and flavor. Perfect temperature.
gnoff (6320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery, on October 10, 2012
Cloudy brown color, yellow head. Malty, sweet, spicy taste. Roasted aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Sweet, malty scent.
jcr (1946) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Deep amber body. Frothy white head. Aroma of bread, toffee, fruit, spice, husky grain. Note of earthiness. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body that’s a bit chewy, velvety texture, moderate carbonation. Sweet toffee taste is washed away by a light bitterness that lingers into the finish.
3fourths (6943) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 cask pour. oxblood colored body with a small head. fruit-forward esters and noble hops in the nose above a base of red apple malt with touches of peat and browned plums. medium-full body with natural cask carbonation giving it pronounced denseness. moderately sweet flavor, medium acid, somewhat chewy but enjoyable with it’s low bitterness. choice.
notalush (4173) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the brewery - listed as an ESB, so I have the suspicion that this is the same beer as the "English ESB" in the database - hazy bright red - nose explodes with bright fruity note (grapefruit, strawberry), earthy hops, bready malt and toffee - flavor provides much the same, quite a bit of grapefruit (without the bitterness, but with a touch of the acidity), but this is mostly a malt showcase, with some toffee notes, toasted bread - some hop earthiness but low bitterness - well done.
wchesser (667) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2013 For the cask version. Darn good ESB. Solid toffee and caramel malt core, plush mouthfeel and great hops balance. Thick almost pillowy fading head. Stoked this is my new neighborhood brewery.
>>>Rerate of the Simcoe dry-hopped. I love Simcoe so the nose is great, but doesn’t quite come together for me. Leaving the ratings alone. Prefer the ’regular’.
Ratman197 (7614) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Hogshead poured a hazy reddish brown with a small lasting amber head. Aroma of carmel, toffee, light butterscotch and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, earthiness and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth lingering carmel finish.
onceblind (2534) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled during 2012 Firkin Rendezvous @ Bristol Brewing Co. Nutty copper with a foamy light tan head. Smell is nutty, earthy, full of toffee and a light fruitiness like tangerine. The flavor is nice and smooth, sweet and earthy nutty. Starts a bit like vanilla cream, but melds into a toffee biscuit maltiness. Slight fruitiness like apple or pears, but earthy enough to not be "fruity".