renffisch (865) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pint at the sloaney pony. buttery decent dark mahogany beer. was very much in conversation when i had it. was pleasant smooth strong and lubricated my tongue well :-)
nathan30533 (836) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well I thought I liked esb’s then maybe not. then there was this one. Pretty good. Not overall what I look for in appearance but good bitter taste. Would enjoy a bit more hops.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Maybe it turned. It was flat. Malty. No hops really evident. Boring. Maybe this would be better on cask. I did not enjoy this at all.
Funknmilla (727) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2007
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ruddy brown...tan head...the aroma stings my nostrils a bit...malty vinegar aroma...roasted cracker jack flavor...watery and unbalanced...finish is putrid, as if these brewers left the malts on the fire too long, try again
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is spot on! It pours a dark ruddy/cloudy copper colour and has a finger and a half or so of head which disippates quickly. Fruity, Appley aroma...This beer is loaded with english Fuggles hops which marries nicely with caramelly, toffee flavored malts. I believe I can taste a hint of complex Maris Otter malts. This brewer knew what he was up to - this beer is extremely well balanced. Overall taste is wonderful in this medium bodied, low to moderately carbonated, smooth, creamy drinking beer. This beer would pair wonderfully with an array of fine foods - or just by itself
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Clear copper with a good-sized head. Sweet citrus scent. Quite sweet in the mouth but also watery. Some carbonation. Very malty with mown grass and roasted nuts. Not bad.
brianprentiss (676) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
above average esb, nothing wonderful but good session beer. very little head at all.
bottle from brick store pub, decatur, ga
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky copper body with a small beige head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is malty toffee, herbal hops and a hint of ripe pears. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Taste is well balanced with toffee, herbal hops bitterness, fruity overripe red apples, pear skins, and a hint of mineral. A prototypical English ESB.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light brown and opaque. Aroma of caramel, apple cider, and sweet malt. Excellent mouth feel. Very satisfying flavor. Light hop bitterness.
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours coppery amber with light beige full head that laces. Aroma is rich, caramel,dark fruit maybe a hint of yeast. Fruity sweet start with a counterbalance light bitterness to finish and linger. Some pleasant alcohol warmth . Full palate. Medium carbonation. A good beer.