b3shine (5840) - Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a somewhat cloudy amberish brown with foamy beige head somewhere between off-white and light beige that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells sweet with notes of dark fruit and floral hops. Tastes like it smells with a bit more maltiness. Solid on the palate. Good beer.
Drjohnrock (431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from bottle at 2011 Cincinnati Beer Fest on Fountain Square. Medium orange/amber color, small off white head, nice sweet malty aroma, interesting bittersweet flavor that’s sufficiently firm yet an interesting departure from what one might expect from an ESB. Tasty seasonal.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep copper body with a thin but lasting white head. Sweet caramel initially followed by a dry, perfume-y finish. Persistent hop aftertaste. Nice lacing.
akoeninger (491) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel color, nice hop aroma, pine flavor with a nice malt background. Bitter finish. Drinkable.
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JStax (3243) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour. Pours a hazy copper with a beige head of foam. Aroma is herbal and grassy. Bitter and earthy. Bigger bodied and sticky mouthfeel.
jsquire (3561) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish amber color out of the bottle with a thin, foamy beige head that left some lacing. Almost a flinty hop nose with some earth and grass. Fresh floral and earthy hop flavors with some chalk. Grapefruit finish.
alexsdad06 (5895) - Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized creamy off white head. The aroma favored light citrus, earthy, and grassy hops with a hint of caramel sweetness. The flavor had some initial caramel sweetness before becoming more biscuity. Hops were earthy and grassy and created an overall dry bitterness toward the finish. Very slight hints of citrus come through.
rondphoto (2288) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good looking - medium golden amber with a generous head and lacing. Taste surprises: the normal harvest caramel malt and light spice are all there, but through the palate there is a clean balancing hop bitterness. Nice difference from traditional harvest ales.
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle.
Floral hop aroma some toffee notes.
Bitter flavor with some residual sweetness.
Palate is bitter and some toffee.
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at Kroger Polaris. Clear copper pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee and earthy hops. Malty and creamy flavor with caramel, toffee and an earthy hop finish.