DuffMan (9499) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice deep amber orange with a rocky off-white head. Earthy toffee malts, peach preserves, grassy bitterness. Really drinkable and tasty.
superspak (4578) - Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 3/23/2012. Pours slightly hazy red-orange color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some foamy spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of orange, lime, caramel, toast, herbal, floral, biscuit, and light spiciness. Nice aromas with good strength and balance; pretty typical ESB aromas. Taste of orange, lime, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, toast, biscuit, caramel, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Nice flavor balance, with no cloying flavors at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice ESB offering. Nice flavor balance, and very smooth to drink. This is quite enjoyable.
BREWMUSKCLES (2548) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
caramel, milky and fruity. some malt and a bit of citrus the brew strikes one as a nice type of amber brew at first. tragically the brew becomes vague even with a full mouth bitterness that is mostly of black pepper. tangy and caustic it is incomplete.
maxwelldeux (4343) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad. Pours amber and cloudy with a small head. Very smooth and easy to drink, with no beer harshness. I get some very faint fruit notes to it.
mmmbeer (1389) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a transparent firm copper with an amber tint color, light carbonation, 3mm white head did try it’s best to lace. Aroma of caramel, wheat, and light notes of pepper and fruit. Hits the mouth with light-medium body, malt is ok, middle has a fair fruit sensation, finish is complete. NEXT!
Tejas (974) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Well, it’s got Brett yeast in it and I HATE Brett yeast so I took a sip and poured it out. Had I known it had brettanomyces yeast, I would’ve never bought it. Thanks for wasting my money by not putting that on the label.
Blairgus (4105) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 June 2012, bottle. Light amber, clear, no bubbles. Malty with some oats and faint grassy hops. Med/thin and slightly fizzy. Malty, faint tartness, some grassy notes. Meh. Just like the way a dog says hello: slightly unpleasant but I'll deal with it.
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djd07 (9748) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a small frothy beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is sour fruit and bready malt. Thin mouthfeel with a dry fruit flavor and light bitter finish. A decent ESB from Laughing Dog.
r464 (2257) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep coppery color with a light tan head. Punchy, with a balance of malt and hops. Earthy, smooth, with a strong finish and full body. Nuts, toffee, caramel, citrus zest, and malt.
ttoadee (1269) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Warm copper, with a slightly off white head. Sweet malt and spicy hops in the nose. Nutty malt in the middle followed by more spicy hop flavor. Finish shows some alcohol. Decent beer.