degbert (1002) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample bottle. Pours a hazy brown-red-amber with a high, rocky, cream-cinnamon head. Nose is smoke, malt, orange, dark fruit, and spice; nice blend to it. Deep and complex for an ESB, with a rich, savory undertone; mouthfeel is velvety, almost like a stout. Quite nice.
erickok (3171) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper amber body, tapped with tiny head. Clean biscuit malt and very light classic herbal hops, yet simple in appeal. That matches the style but isn’t super appealing. Simple taste too, light bitterness, not very special. Very light spie. It’s okay. (On tap at The Liberty Tavern Austin)
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour with a white head. The aroma and flavor have some toffee notes with a bit of nuttyness. I also get a bit of caramel as well as some grass and biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber color with ivory head. Nice fruity, floral, spicy caramel aromas. Medium body. Lightly sweet toasted caramel, floral, grassy hop flavors--good
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) cloudy amber with soapy tan head. Nose of grass, bit meaty, weird umami. Taste of grain, pepper, light grass, linger of grain on the palate, oily body.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy orange-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grain, caramel, biscuit, and butterscotch. Flavor of brown sugar, bread, caramel, nuts, and grass.
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Whip In
Pours amber with a small off-white head and some spotty lacing
Aroma and flavor of toasted malts, caramel, bitter chocolate and herbal
A decent ESB
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/24/12. On tap during RBWG 2012. Slightly hazed orange pour with a small khaki head. Nice grainy aroma with touches of black tea and caramel. Nice grainy flavor as well with caramel and more black tea. Very interesting.
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had at the end of the day @ the Sugarland Saucer .. . Pours a light maple tan .. . some biscuit, maple .. . light mouth .. . light sweetness .. . easy to put down .. . . Excuse me, have you seen a giant brain?
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a clear amber with a small frothy of white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is caramel malt and tea. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet malt flavor and raisin. Easy to drink a decent ESB from Independence.