ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very malty aroma, with a slightly sweet tinge. Good body with flavors of barley, and some fruity citrus, slightly bitter, not as much as some ESB’s. Foggy amber color with a medium foamy tan head that leaves a ring around the glass.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ripe citrus aroma, with some floral hops coming through as well. An appealing taste of many different fruits at the center of this beer. Malt profile is slightly chewy, this is a well balanced beer that you can really wrap your palate around. Satisfying with a ingratiating lingering aftertaste.
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. An orange tint with a nice off-white head. Bit sweeter than most ales, but a very good aftertaste.
PorterPounder (7049) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gift from Aurelius on his travels. 22 oz bomber. Dark orange pour, slightly murky with a silky smooth off-white head. Clean, floral fresh aroma with just a hint of spruce. Flavor is very melony with pears mixed in. Solid, subtle bitterness which makes for good session material. Good, solid sticky mouthfeel. Enjoyed this at the beach - Cape San Blas, Fl.
Ratman197 (12806) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear light amber with a large lasting ivory head. Aromas of graininess, carmel and light hints of citrus. Palate waslight bodied and crisp. Flavors of grain, light carmel and a bit of citrus with a lingering lightly bitter finish.
Lowe1983 (1480) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is of citrus and pine hops, caramel and slight sweet malts. Flavor is the same, a little more sweet then I was expecting, but still has a bitter finsish. Better then I was expecting but still not my favorit ESB.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle: Hazy medium amber w/ a short lived off white head. Toasty malt, herbal hop, and and lightly cardboardy. I think this beer may have been slightly abused since I did not purchase it. Also has a hint of caramel and lightly green apple fruit aroma. Well balanced, if a bit to bitter, herbal/earthy hop flavor is light. FInish is a bit dry w/ a toasty malt and light cardboardy aftertaste. Fruity flavor is mild throughout. Medium carbonation, but very prickly, lighter medium body is on the smooth side once the carbonation bite tones down. Overall not a bad beer, just not very exciting.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Degarth. Pours clear amber, nice white head. Pretty thin and weak taste, very lagerish, thin hoppy but also thin malty taste, not impressed.
radagast83 (6943) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange color. Refreshing beverage. Hoppy and some malt and caramel.
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap and in cask Taco Mac, Deactur, GA. I had them both at the same time for a comparison. I will rate the on tap version b/c the cask had been tapped the previous night. I will speak of both though. For starters the cask version was completely flat. The on tap was very well carbonated and arrived at the table with about a quarter inch head and left very nice lacing on the glass. Both versions were dark gold, had an almost non-existence aroma, and a light hop taste with a hint of grain. The on tap version with its carbonation was much more refreshing and nicer on the palate. I was very disappointed with the cask version, especially as this was my first beer from a cask. Again, I rate the on tap version.