jkwood04 (3848) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of pale, bready, and light notes of darker malts, plus a nice doughiness, and hints of floral hops. Flavor the same with a good blend. Average to light texture. A decent beer.
harrymel (1496) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clouded brown with caramel hues, some etching atop. Smells of tea, grain, some toffee, a bit of biscuit and some earthy hops. Flavor is bitter, some earth, some tea, some cabbage...?..?.. Huh, something a little disappointing here; a little oxidized with cardboard. Medium bodied with lively and sharp snaps of carb and a semi dry finish. Meh, once is enough for me.
Concealer (747) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish tan with a foamy beige head. Smells of sweet malt, spice,nut, bread and light citrus. Flavor is caramel, sweet citrus, nut, and bread. Medium bodied. Smooth and crisp.
jtclockwork (8183) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at tasting at my place. Pours dirty brown with tan head. Nose and taste of dry bread, caramel, nuts and light spice. medium body. Awesome beer name.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting at James’ place. Pours a fairly clear amber brown with a thin white head. Soft nutty malt and a bit of spicy yeast. Medium-bodied, malty with a touch of sweetness. A bit of yeast and some malt into the finish. Easy drinking. Not crazy memorable, but it’s rather tasty. Picks up an extra point for an awesome name.
msnelling09 (153) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours a rich, caramel mahogany color, nearly red, with a beautiful creamy yellow head of small bubbles that sit about a finger’s width above the beer and leave a splaying of medium-width, sheet like strands of lacing along the glass. In body, the beer is dark and mysterious, but in the light it shows a cloudy body with just hints of the other side of the glass. On the nose, the beer smells of herbal bread with a nice spice kick at the end of the smell. Minty English hops mingle with slight grassiness to give the beer a pleasantly herbal nose while the malt and yeast provide a doughy backdrop. On the tongue, the beer tastes nicely bready sweet with a good bitter shiver from the hops, and a touch of acid pop in the sides of the cheeks. In flavor, the beer begins as warm caramelly bread, washing doughy yeast over the tongue as minty hops swing into the flavor bringing touches of astringent grass and very slight medicinal bitters. There is a slight, and pleasant woodiness as well in the flavor. The finish returns to rich caramel bread with a final hiccup of herbal, bitter hops. The after taste is light with bitter grass. In the mouth, the beer feels medium in body with a light chewiness and a soft and velvety carbonation with just a slight bite. The mouth is left with a sticky scrim of saliva and a slight pucker, though no real tartness is perceived in the flavor of the beer. Overall this is a hell of a good ESB, and would make an excellent beer to knock back over the course of a day. Rich and flavorful in both malt and hops, it gives a great interpretation of British beer character and will certainly have you returning for more. It would go great with pub food. Try this beer.
Ernesto987 (3664) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brewery, your standard esb this is a light style that is an easy drinker for hot days
thornecb (4349) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy mahogany into an English pint. Soapy head with medium retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Caramel aromas. Flat and sour with butterscotch and hot rum soaked prunes. Blech.
BroSpud (1679) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours brown with an off white head. Pretty good session beer. Goes down easy. Sweeter than the typical english version of this style.
johnnnniee (2278) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Downtown Wine and Spirits.
Pours a hazy light brown with a smallish off white head that dissipates quickly to a cap but lingers forever. Aromas of rich dark and caramelized sugars with a bready yeasty and fruity edge. The flavor is more sweet sugary darker malts with a bit of a minerally almost salty flavor coming through. Bready with hints of rum and raisins and a bit of an earthy herbal hop flavor and bite. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet but sharp mouthfeel. Decent beer, but not something I could drink very much of. I expect a bit of mineral bite in an English ale, but here its a bit strong and harsh.