beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy copper color with a nice foamy head. The aroma is sweet, fruity, light fruity hops. The flavor is smooth, spicy and light naturally fruity flavors, earthy, toasted malts, slightly hot. A great example of an English Strong Ale. I have been getting some brews in trades from Real Ale, and I have been pleasantly surprised.
Errl (1104) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is a cloudy/ unfiltered copper with a fluffy white head..Nose is caramel malts, hops, peach skin, pine..Taste is citrus ,hops, chewy malts, spice,nutty..Palate is warm,chewy and pretty light..This stuff is super drinkable..Once you pop, you cant stop.
GODiSSOUTHERN (323) - Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice smooth interpretation of a esb. nice grassy spicy hop notes and good balance of malt sweetness. Perfect carbonation.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle bb 8/7/11 consumed 3/7/11.
coppery fried chicken-y amber with an off white head.
smells like british... crystaly caramel, earthy spice, tea and a peach-like fruitiness.
the flavor is similar.... there is some underlying chocolate along with a spice hop finish and some mild bitterness.
easy drinking. 6/3/6/3/14
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bitter is as bitter does! This brew poured up a murky, coppery colored body with a one-finger head with good retention and thick lacing. Aromas of malts, caramel, a nip of citrus and hops. Flavors of roasted malts, caramel and citrus followed up with a hoppy/bitter aftertaste. The brew is crisp and smooth with a good bitter finish. Would be a good brew for the BBQ!
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, sampled 5/11/10). Clear amber color. Medium tan head. Light spicy hop aroma. Flavor of the same, with light malt and moderate bitterness. Avg duration. Light bitter and dry finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Good lacing.
TheEpeeist (3050) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, best by 8/2/11. Not quite clear brown with a fading meringue head that leaves a pretty lace garland. Nose is toffee and deeper caramel with hints of wild strawberry and gin. Medium body with a nice zing; a touch sticky. Taste is peach, plum and apricot then woody with lime peel. Nice offering.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@Draught House–on tap-pours a tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-sweet/dusty. Taste is spice hops up front, sweet medium malt-caramel/sweet/dusty.
drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/25/11. 12oz bottle courtesy Cavie. Mostly clear amber/red pour with a big fluffy khaki head that laces quite a bit. Slightly fruity and malty, bitter, caramel aroma. Sweet, caramelly, malty flavor with bitter hops, sweet tea, and more. Not bad!
troyc (2014) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle] Pours a dirty golden color with a soapy foam head. Heavy floral and fruit aroma seems almost artificial. Sweet rolls, biscuit, lots of ESB style hops, mild tea flavors and sweet toffee. Lingering sweet finish. Full in body, but the balance was kind of a mess. I got to say I liked this one initially, but as it warmed the flaws started to come out more readily.