shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Kalahana. Malty, caramel, light hoppiness, light citrus, biscuity. Nice enough but low on interest. Not much aroma at all.
ANZUShophunter (82) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear, pale copper with a bit of yeasty nose. Toffee and a bit of liquorice from malt against moderate hop bitterness. Not a bad beer but not the best ESB I’ve had.
willisread (817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Mitsuya’s. Poured into an English tulip. Clear amber with a nice light tan head. Aromas of toffee, caramel and apricot-like fruit. Slight floral hops as well. Taste is more of the same. Well-balanced. Smooth and crisp finish.
Jabah (205) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was ok, but I’m just not a big fan of extra bitters, so trying to be unbiased here. Taste is very bitter..maybe even moreso than a barelywine. Flavors of caramel and hops on steroids. Very hoppy like a double IPA, but with half the alcohol content. Has a amber brown color. A better than average all around beer, but not one of my favorites in the Left Hand family.
Stoneagedinosaur (4) - Verwood, Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A superb ESB - full of hoppy overtones. A nice malty taste and pours clear with a tight head in a chalice. Really enjoyable - will buy again.
RichardGretton (4421) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thick looking amber beer with a strong white head. The aroma is well hopped with oaty and yeastiness, and the flavour is dry with heavy hopped'ness and some maltiness. Overall a nice strongly flavoured bitter.
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raoul_duke (169) - - MAR 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On nitro at fountainhead. Aroma is muted, malty. Appearance is foamy (nitro) and then a copper tan color. Taste is enjoyable. A good esb.
miyauchi38 (726) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
JonnyMadison (84) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured semi-cloudy amber with white head. Good carbonation. Flavor is not very gripping but still pleasant. Muted toffee and maltiness -- very smooth. Good but not memorable.
arn8897 (146) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper color with a light tan head from a nitro bottle. Smooth Creamy texture. Aromas of toffee and some malt sweetness. Taste the same bitterness in the finish. Very nice as usual from Left Hand.