yespr (31628) - Copenhagen O, - JUN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is butterish and toasted malty, creamy off white head. Toasted malty and light caramelish. Bitter and light grassy finish.
mverity (268) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this beer under it’s pseudonym "Crystal Bitter ESB". Reddish amber brown in color with light tan head, medium collar, good lacing and wisps. Aroma is caramel malts and earthy hops. Taste is too bitter for a bitter in my opinion. I get some earthy hoppiness, burnt caramel, and wet wood. Medium body and medium carbonation as well.
78samh (163) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint poured reddish brown. Mild hop aroma. Spicy hops and bread. Dry and bitter. Not bad.
ACHops (736) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ The Cask. Pours dark reddish caramel with thin off white head. Aroma is sweet roasty caramel malt. Taste is big dark roasty carame malt, clean aftertaste. Nothing remarkable, but solid malty beer. Plenty of flavor for a red ale.
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red with a huge creamy beige head. Aroma of some caramel and hops. Very drinkable.
julesjis (98) - Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured a glass from a 22. It is a nice ESB. Grainy aroma and palate. Decently balanced.
liquidhedonism (123) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from Uptown Market in Beaverton, OR. Aroma for me has notes of biscuit with a bit of brown sugar. As the beer warmed up, I found a hint of barnyard. Taste is mildly sweet and malty throughout and finishes bitter. Long biscuity and bitter aftertaste. This red is definitely an ESB/Bitter, instead of an Amber, Strong Ale, or IPA. Not bad, but not a favorite.
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very solid esb, medium malt body sweet and full balances bitterness of the indistinct, perfect.
hayduke (3422) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark copper color with a big beige head and good lacing. .Nose is malts - very clean and there are floral hops. Medium plus body. The flavor is floral hops on a clean malt backbone. This finish is bitter, and very favorable which sets it apart from many ESBs. Really good
lightbias (145) - USA - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hop forward and that was surprising, but loved the aroma where it shone so brightly. This is a cloudy brew, copper in color and bitter with a nice balance overall. Light tan head, very thin presence and light on the lacing. The body is nice, a very pleasant and light viscosity with a lively, but not too over-evident carbonation. I like the long lasting and spicy presence that doesn’t go overboard with bitterness, but adds enough in for continuity. A very nice representation of an Imperial Red and one I may look for again in the future.
Ferris (4750) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Light toasted malts and some caramel. Clear dark copper with a nice beige head. Sweet woody caramel, with some maple notes. Bitter but nice finish. Interesting, but nice.