hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Came in the glass a cloudy amber with an off-white head and light lacing. Nose of caramel malts and bitter hops. Medium body and mouthfeel Flavor is malty with lots of good bittering hops that continue into the finish. Great session ale.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
EXTRA SPECIAL BITTER--12 OZ. BOTTLE.
1999--6.00% abv. (4.5 / 5.0) Clear thin light amber golden color. Rich malty hop front. Doughy earthy rich malt body with balanced sweetness and light toasted character. Finishes with good bitter bite and dry mouthfeel. Sampled 10/21/1999.
2002--5.50% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Dark sediment. Light head. Medium lace. Burnt floral hop front hints at toasted biscuit caramel light dry sweet earthy malt body. Mild earthy light hop spice end. Mild yeast citrus notes. Clean. True ESB. Sampled 10/10/2002.
2003--5.50% ABV. 35 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Hazy tan amber color. Mild lacy head. Malty mild floral hop front. Creamy thick sweet doughy biscuit toasted fruit earthy malty body. Citrus hop notes in earthy end. Chewy Classic ESB. Sampled 3/27/2003.
humulushound (242) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Red-amber color in pint glass with almost no head. Smell fresh and fruity, light caramel, bread and pine hops. Tastes of sweet red fruit with a lightly bitter and crisp finish. Body is extremely smooth with a soft effervescence. This beer can easily be gulped rather than sipped.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: September 05, 2009
Appearance: hazy copper, fine off white head, scattered lace
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with earthy woodsy hops
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, nice balancing hops, lots of the woodsy character, light lingering bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@Brewpub. Light malty and light herbal aroma with a hint of bread. Light hazy, dark yellow colour, off-white head, good lace. Sweet, bitter, light fruity, hint of caramel. Average body. Great session ale.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruity nose on this hazy dark amber brew. Why are bitters called bitters? They aren’t bitter at all but sweet! This one was anyway. You can taste the hops but they are more for flavoring then anything else.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent, but a little on the grainy side. Rich maltiness, a little chewy on the palate, with a lot of caramel sweetness, along with some earth dried fruitiness, just the slightest bit of burnt toast in the finish.
after4ever (5861) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the brewpub. Crystal clear medium amber with burnished copper overtones. Dense, creamy tan head. Mild, caramelly, toasty nose. Medium, somewhat watery body. Caramel and toast come through, joined by a tiny hint of strawberry ester...probably fermented a little hot. Mildly sweet finish.
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours an off white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, clove, spicy hops. Taste is medium malt-caramel, clove, secondary spicy hops. Interesting. Mild/minimum carbonation.
Headbanger (2863) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-An amber body with a thin white head and an aroma of grains and hops. Taste the same but a little watery.