realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a hazed amber/orange color with a small off white head. Aroma was heavy caramel malt with some slightly old citrus and pine hops. The flavor was bitter with an orange taste backed by strong malt and alcohol.
zvikar (4435) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours orange to brown with a beige head, aroma of marmalade, orange and caramel, flavor of marmalade orange and caramel, medium bodied
Andrew196 (1474) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Nitro) Deep Amber color, frothy white head. Floral aroma, some citrus and grain. Full bodied for the style, rye, tobacco, more bitterness came through in the finish than I wanted but not bad
GTAEgeek (1971) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the GA Chapter Room. Pours dark brown, with a medium, tan head. Nose is licorice, light smoke, resinous hops, rye, and some sweet earthiness. Sweet and earthy, with a fairly aggressive bitterness. Medium to heavy body, chalky, hard, and thick. This is an assertive, bitter, and flavorful beer. Unique nose, and over done bitterness, yet still tasty.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Chester Beer & Wine. Amber pour crowned with a fading white head. Aroma had notes of peach, sweet malts, hop and toffee. Soft mouthfeel. Flavour wise there was plenty of caramel malt to be found in tandem with some citrus, booze and a fairly hefty hit of fragrant hops. Fruity bitter finish. Fine but falls short of the premier league.
kerenmk (4225) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at troublesí place. Thanks Tom L. Hazy brown with a yellowish head. Hops, citrus, fruity aroma, mildly bitter, a little oxidized, old taste. Medium body, bitter finish, a little oxidized aftertaste.
tcon25 (661) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour at home. dark amber color, bitter hop aroma, but sweet at the same time. rich flavor bold hop flavor, but not the kind with a lot of bite. good beer.
andrewje41 (2961) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz capped bottle pour, shared by Tyler. Pours a hazy reddish copper color with a sweet bready malt aroma. Decently high carb. Super fizzy. Donít know if Iíve ever had a double ESB before. First time for everything. Flavor is sweet as well. Caramel malt, nutty, bread, a little rye maybe. A little bit of chocolate as well. A ton of flavor going on here, and it makes for a very tasty brew. Another great one from these guys.
jackafholmes (1000) - - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Nice red colour and a lacy off-white head. Aroma is grassy and citrus, some lemon zest, lime and tyme too, much less malty than the other ASAís Iíve had. Also, the taste is much less intense than othe ASAís, its spicy and mildly bitter. Strength is only evident in the body, nice oily medium/full body. Iím a bit conflicted, got to appreciate the skill in brewing a light drinkable 9% beer, but I do miss the potency from other ASAís like Stoneís Arrogant Bastard.
zacgillbanks (4540) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Dark copper in colour with rich chocolate, pine, burnt currants and liquorice flavours followed by a malty, cola and orange marmalade fruity finish. Superb!
KansaiBeerLvrs (4663) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Left Handís Chainsaw Ale is their ramped up version of their award-winning English Special Bitter(ESB) Sawtooth Ale. Sawtooth is somewhat underappreciated in my opinion due to it being a less than trendy style but Chainsaw boosts the ABV from 5.3% to 9% while also supercharging the malts & hops so letís see how it tastes! A beautifully glowing amber-red pour. Served in a tulip it has a great herbal citrusy bouquet with soft cocoa while in a snifter it was much boozier. The flavor is citrus & pine up front then malty cocoa and a powdery nuttiness. Flavor-wise it is similar to an American style barleywine itís nice stuff with a bit of heat going down.