killjoy966 (676) - Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster @ North Sound Brewing. Notes: "Sessionable. Nothing offensive but pales in flavor to the others in the sampler."
after4ever (5290) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at special brwws. Pours a cloudy medium amber with a loose and creamy white head. Big toasty nutty nose, smells like pine nuts sauteeing in strong olive oil. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty, nutty, olive oily mid palate. Mild nutty finish. Good esb for sure.
BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appealing amber hued body on which is set a thick tanned head. Cidery and candi malt whiffs waft off the glass, soon to be followed by nutty brown malt wavers. The soul of this brew seems more winter warmer than typical ESB. Lots of candi malt and nut flavors.
riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is of caramel, toast, toffee, earth, floral notes, and a little peppery hops. Pours hazy amber, solid head, lace. The flavor has nice notes of caramel, toast, and brown bread followed by earthy floral hops with hints of pepper and dirt. Nice lingering hop flavor and bitterness. Solid drinkable offering from North Sound.
Crit (3075) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber,lasting beige head.Nice crystal malt nose.Palate is nicely balanced, good malt,medium strength lasting hop finish. Nice !