pdx77 (345) - Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Hopworks. Hoppy aroma and deep amber in color. Taste is. Roasted and toasted malts and oats. Finishes with a light bread like sweetness. A favorite everyday HUB beer.
beernovice39 (2779) - Montana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Amber pour with a tan head. Scent is spicy and pine. Taste is caramel, herbs and hops.
kayres (210) - , Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper clear clean hints of nut well balance and malty. Smooth clean well balanced
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DubC5000 (302) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, with biscuity malt flavors and minimal hop bitterness.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Hopworks Bike Bar, Portland - 07/11/12.
Clear dark golden with a thin off white head.
Nose is pale malts, biscuit, touch of caramel, light herbs.
Taste of caramel malts - but toned down a little, touch of bread.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, a little bitterness in the finish.
JoeMcPhee (7625) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber pour with a thick tan head. Very intense, spicy hop nose with a bit of resin. Very aromatic nose with a touch of caramel malt backing it up. Great-balance with enough UK-type hop aroma to actually warrant the name ESB. Well-done.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Copper ber with a cream head. Malt aroma. Malt and light caramel flavor. Medium bodied. Malt and light caramel lingers with light mineral notes.
Crit (3075) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber,small beige head.Crystal malt nose.Nicely balanced but slightly underflavored.Medium strength lasting hop finish.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Alibi Room. Pours clear amber/blonde with a small off white head. Aroma of English hops, biscuit, cereal and toasted aspects. Flavour is largely the same but with also some light citrus and fruit. Decent.
RumRunner101 (387) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours amber with orange peel and caramel on the nose. Nice hop profile without being extreme. The hops are cut by some caramel sweetness mid palate and finishing slightly bitter with hints of caramel.