Cousin_Larry (191) - - JUL 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell is sweet caramel. Pours dark amber with head that dissipates quickly. Taste is sweet with bitter aftertaste.
Dacrza (416) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
DATE TASTED: November 22, 2013... GLASSWARE: Howard’s Pub pint... OCCASION: Shark Tank Friday... APPEARANCE: another handsome ale from Lakefront--a dark copper body with a slow,, steady carbonation; milky, thick head again, formidable lacing... AROMA: nice buttery, toffee fragrance floats easily through the nostrils; pleasant malts and sugars balance reasonably... PALATE: strong backbone belies the alluring scent; medium-bodied and a bit stronger than the average ESB, I would suspect...TASTE: impactful at the teeth--some fruit suggestions and malt that stacks itself rather earnestly--a rather thin profile, overall...OVERALL: I prefer my ESBs light, buttery, nutty and drinkable; Lakefront’s edition offers little engagement in these areas, coming on a bit too strong for my expectations...
ajnepple (1115) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount. Amber and a little hazy with an off-white head. Toasted malts, light bitter hops, light caramel and grains. Pretty mild with a light body.
RobertDale (2623) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a nice biege head. Aroma of malt, citrus, and caramel. Taste is the same. Just an average beer at best.
Patrickctenchi (2510) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazed amber with a short, light tan head.
Caramel malt aroma.
Watery caramel taste, with a slight leafy bitter.
Tasty, but nothing phenomenal.
ALLOVATE (2223) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2013
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
A bad case of the floaties as it settles in the glass. Hazy, ruddy copper with a single stream of carbonation central of the glass. An inch of foam holds on well atop and leaves a thick lace - Is this its only saving grace?
Aroma is dominated by notes of leavened raw bread dough, soft white cheese, butter and soggy cardboard - ugh, not good at all. Super sweet citrus and toffee makes for a sugary, headache of a start. Acridly weedy and bitter in the back, like sucking on nut-grass rhyzomes - not pleasant. Buttery, yeast- bitten finish means it just gets worse. I couldn’t finish this one. Suffering sweats now; down the drain it goes. Not in fine form or possibly as the brewer wanted it!? Woeful! (12fl.Oz, BBE 03/14, Freo Doctor Liquor Store, Fremantle)
jb (1951) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly caramel nose, manifesting as sugar daddy. Appearance is nice, dark orange/copper. Nice lacing pattern. Nice well balanced sweet , a bit of hops, a bit of fruit. Decent. Thanks Kathy, for bringing this one back from your fridge in PA for me.
Ed5388 (1258) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear amber colored with one finger of fluffy white head. Aroma of citrus hops and caramel malt. Taste if mostly bready malt notes. Not really getting much else.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Balanced, malty with a nice hops finish. Not too strong. A bit trashy, earthy, and pale. Not a standout.
krumbum (289) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown color. Smells very malty sweet. The taste starts off very malty almost too much but the dryness of the finish saves it, for me.