DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Capone’s. The pour is medium copper with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of citrus, buttery diacetyl, caramel malt, lemongrassy notes, hops. Tastes earthy caramel malty, with buttery notes, slight fruit, and slight hops. Light palate with little carbonation.
blipp (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Amber with a thin head. Light hoppy aroma with a hint of malt. Very well balanced flavor, with floral hops and bready/biscuity malt. Light sweetness and a hint of earthiness. Pretty good.
Braudog (5465) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pint at the brewpub. Reddish amber with a slightly sticky top. Caramel aroma. Tangy and tart, this is a well balanced, predominately caramel but with a nice tart hop bite. Very nice ESB. (#3190, 11/9/2007)
DSG (4932) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(10/19/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Philadelphia. Clear amber color. Aroma of hops with some grapefruit and lemon hints. flavor has nice hoppy tones with some peach and citrus, and a malty, a bit biscuity, background, with some caramel. A bitter finish with some earthy hop notes. Medium-bodied. Pleasant.
dmac (3701) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Capone’s. Poured a clear copper color with an average white head. Aroma is balanced with some caramel malt and cirusy hops. Flavor is well balanced and this ESB goes down nice and smooth. Excellent session beer.
kwoeltje (2207) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(cask) deep amber with nice head and nice lace. Light hops/malt aroma. Flavor is biscuit malt with some floral hops. Great cask mouthfeel.
jason (1674) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Firkin at Capone’s. Served at room tempature. Cloudy orange body with thin head. Aroma has a citrusy, malty, caramel aroma. Flavor has a slight hop bitterness, a little soapy. Smooth bitterness and a full mouthfeel. Gave me light burpy hops.
Zeswaft (1336) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper/amber color. Aroma is mildly fruity hops and a lot of malt. Flavor is close to the BPA but this is more malty. Quite creamy and smooth. Pretty good.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, at Nodding Head on 7/24/09. Pours brownish-amber, topped with a small off-white head. Aroma is nice and a bit hop-forward, with notes of citrus nicely balanced by toffee, caramel, and fruit. Flavor exhibits nice balance as well; with good interplay between toffee, caramel, lemon and grapefruit. Citrus lingers on the palate. Very tasty, and quite easy to drink.
TheBeerLover (1024) - DC Metro Area, USA - APR 14, 2007
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Enjoyed a pint of this one on draught at the brewery in Philadephia, PA. Pours to a beautiful, bright, deep copper color, with a thick, white head, and a good carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent, with excellent pale and caramel malt aromas, paired with some fruity esters, and citrus hop aroma. The palate is firm, with excellent pale, caramel, and nuttty malty flavor, paired with juicy, estery fruit flavor. This beer finishes with more excellent pale and carmel malt up front, then ends with a fruity/citrus hop bitterness that cuts the malt sweetness, and slightly lingers. Wow. Nodding Head brews another very impressive beer with The Wumpus. Delicious, flavorful, yet so, so drinkable. A great session brew. If time would have allowed, I would have closed Nodding Head the night I visited.