Leafs93 (1824) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber with off white head. Aroma is citrus, floral caramel and toast. Taste is sweet with moderate bitters. Somewhat warming finish.
kerenmk (3050) - 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 (179) - 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 (1106) - 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 (563) - - 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 (2909) - 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 (2746) - 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.
1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I donít really remember it all that well as I had it a while back. It was very very good amd will re rate when I find it again.
after4ever (6513) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22. Pours a rich opaque dark brown with a dense and creamy pale tan head. Huge sweet nose, lots of sweet brown bread, molasses, cookie dough, and chocolate. Rich malt symphony. Creamy thick body with soft palate. Brown bread, chocolate, toffee, and molasses mid palate. Long sweet finish. Better with some funky, yeasty, or hoppy stuff thrown in.
brewcrew2002 (89) - USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall a pretty good beer. I had this one at a new local restaurant. I will definitely get this one again.
MadRobin (2262) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Frisco Taphouse and Brewery in Columbia, MD.
Hazy, dark chestnut with a khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of toffee, nuts, pine and dark fruit.
Taste of chocolate, pine, dark fruit, caramel, tangerine, nuts, toffee and currants.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
Does not remind me of an ESB, but there is plenty of malt flavor their coupled with far more bittering hops than a typical ESB (which are only bitter in comparison to an English mild.). Still, I'm enjoying this beer and would order it again.
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