AndyW68 (1031) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nope. Beautiful clear copper with white head. Fainty musty odor. The taste is not appealing. Bitter for bitters sake. No real balance.
TH28 (99) - - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is deep golden/amber, clear, and has a minimal white foam cap that holds together fairly well. Aroma is dominated by crystal malt, with a nice herbal, earthy hop character. Taste is toasted malt and caramel with a snappy hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium with low carbonation. Finishes with a mineral like character on the tongue and some lingering toasted malt
kdhittel (46) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very malty with not a lot of bright hop notes... On nitro and almost devoid of carbonation... A slight aroma - Cascade? - as it warmed...
tricyclist (663) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint pour from bottle. Decent amber with full off white nitro head. Aroma is malted biscuit notes and dry bread. Mild hops, but nothing bitter. Flavor again is smooth malted caramel notes and biscuit. Really enjoyable
arnold931 (439) - Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours crystal clear amber. Nose is malty and oats. Flavor is mildly bitter and some caramel. Not a big ESB fan but this a good.
tillmac62 (170) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
BBD 6/4/14. Pours a clear amber with a good head. Lacing and retention are normal. Nice subtle nose of orange, caramel malt and spice over a nice subdued mineral note. Magnificent heavy medium body that is creamy and better than many stouts. Above average carbonation with a nice effervescent finish. Well balanced and somewhat complex flavor profile. It begins with an orange and spice note which then flows into a moderate bitterness. Towards the end, the sweet caramel malt shines. It finishes with an effervescent burst that is slightly citric and tart, leaving you with a nice lingering low level bitterness over a mineral note. Not as bitter as I expected, it is; however, quite outstanding.
kevinator (864) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was the nitro version on tap, which is the one I recommend. The aroma was faint and malty with just a touch of floral hops. The appearance was light copper with the cascading effect, which is cool. The palate was smooth and light. Flavors were balanced but not overly exciting, which I attribute to the style. Malty but with a hint of bitterness. Not bland though. Good example and would be easy to drink a few.
John25 (362) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nitro bottle poured hard into a pub glass. Awesome nitro effect. Glowing brown gold with a thick creamy head after the nitro faded. Aroma is pine with sugary malt. The taste adds sweet cream and nutty flavors. The finish and aftertaste are bad - musty basement. Thin and watery on the palate. Basically a cool looking beer but that’s it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
gnomungus (41) - - JUL 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful, creamy beer. Let it sit a while and warm up and you’ll get nice malt and Birch flavors. The creamy body yields to a subtle bitterness in the end.
MarkSachon (553) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from The BeerHive in Pittsburgh. My bottle reads Sawtooth Nitro All American Ale. Some bitterness but still smooth. A nice balance of ingredients with just enough alcoho to be different from the restl.
mtdewa1 (271) - rome, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma is candi sugar and malt. Faint. Taste is malted barley, hay and some sugar water. Maybe a bit of caramel. Thin watery taste. Not alot going on. Ok at best.