DiarmaidBHK (3521) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from AJ’s fine foods Scottsdale. Pours red with a couple of inches of white foam. Not much on the nose. A bit of copper and caramel on the tongue. Pretty much like any other beer in this category.
rick_91709 (186) - USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a can. Brownish gold with minimal head. Malty aroma. Slightly sweet taste with a little bit of lingering bitterness.
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Westchesterco (1062) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
At the brewpub on draft it is a clear amber beer with a slight head a slight hoppy aroma and not much of a taste withbitter overtones.
Iphonephan (3538) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Not much aroma. Light malty flavor with some hop bitterness.
beerbaaron (1314) - Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, Reddish brown dark amber. Small creamy white head, lasting, some lace. Aroma a bit subdued, malty sweet. Flavor is malty, mostly toasty, little caramel, perhaps a touch of brown sugar., little fruit. Moderate oily mouthfeel with a dry finish. Soft. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Good enough balance.
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured clear amber out of bottle. Malty aroma, minimul hops, light to medium body. Very drinkable
BucannonXC5 (910) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: A Whole Foods in Tempe, Ariz.
Price: Est. $5.99
Purchased: May 16, 2013
Consumed: May 30, 2013
Poured a caramel copper murky color with 1-2 fingers of khaki-white head, which went away rather quickly. Minimal foggy lacing on the sides. Average-to-below average retention all the way down.
Smelled dark fruits, including plum, figs and dates. Also caramel and toffee malts and roasty nuts.
Tasted pretty similar to the nose with a bit more maltier feel. Plum, figs, dates, nuts, toast, caramel and toffee.
Medium body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt finish.
Pretty good beer for my second try from Lumberyard. I’m still new on the ESB’s, but I would have it again.
dalekliz (880) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, reddish amber with a small head. Yeasty aroma, with malt, grass, and wood. Taste is bright, of sharp yeast fading to a sweeter malt, with a bit of a hops bite. Lingering grassy yeast. Not bad.
dwyerpg (4635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A thin caramel to the aroma. This is light and smooth but with enough caramel. An easy finish. Very sessionable.
Caytinator (963) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint on tap. Clear amber color, small head. Taste is good but their imperial red is better in almost every way. Bitter and burnt are the two prary tastes, with not enough malts to balance. Forgettable. Mediocre, I’d pass.