Nocturne (556) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Mikkeller Bar SF. Murky brownish amber shade. Toffee and hops are my first impression, but thereís an interesting fruitiness somewhere in the middle. Dates or cherries may best describe it. A bit watery on the palate and slightly dry. Reminded me of beers back home with a slight US twist evident.
DYCSoccer17 (3158) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
10 ounce sample on tap at the brewpub. The aroma is a little metallic and a little spicy. Not much else happening here. Transparent copper-orange body with a small, white head present. Starts with subtle metallic hop flavors, before it becomes pretty malty in the middle with Maris Otter. Finishes with a good, grassy hop flavor and mild bitterness.
anders37 (14818) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours an amber color with a white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
lusikka (5019) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Magnolia Pub & Brewery, San Francisco. Rated on 15.10.2012.
Pours a copper brown colour with a white head. Aroma of grassy hops and toasted malts. Flavour of weak grassy hops, toasted malts, resin and loads of hay. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a grassy malty finish. Decent.
wchesser (897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Nice bitter-good malt backbone. Some toffee and hop finish. Good ESB interpretation.
JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Arbitrary score 4/5 for Appearance, as nighttime conditions prevented correct assessment. Woody, faintly fruity nose, subdued. Bitter, hoppy, but not citrussy. Again very light-fruity notes; if itís fruit, itís unrecognisable. Medium bodied at best, feels highly carbonated. Pleasing, if totally unspectacular beer.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a pretty mediocre bitter. Lacking a lot in aroma and flavor. Truly a pity.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft... Medium clear copper, dark than the bonnie but the head is weaker... Weak boring head, light toffee... Toffee with vanilla, weak finish
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is medium malt-slight caramel, secondary herbal/fruit hops. Taste is medium malt-slight caramel, secondary herbal/fruit hops. OK effervescence.
larsga (5823) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small beige head. Clear brown body. Light roasty earthy aroma, sort of bland. Dry roasty caramelly taste with hints of sweetness. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry roasty resiny caramelly aftertaste with floral fruity notes. Decent, but boring. (0.5l cask at brewpub.)