msante79 (2216) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Roosevelts. Pours clear amber with white head. Aromas of toffee, caramel malts, little bread, grassy hops, and citrus. Flavor of caramel and toffee malts, some bread, and grassy hops. Nice drinkable ESB.
dresden (1180) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep copper amber. Aroma is caramel and bread. Not a hop bomb like so many ESB now. Taste of sweet caramel , butterscotch with roasted grain and far fruit. Little citrus hop. Pretty good!
jbeatty (1211) - New York, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 04/06/2012. Pours dark copper, thin creamy head with great retention and lacing sticking to the glass. Aroma of earthy malts, some fruit and toffee, grassy hops with a bit of spice. Taste is similar, with malty, spicy body and fruity herbal moderately bitter hops. Medium thin body. Solid, drinkable brew with an English twist, nice.
nogov (121) - Texas, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Woody slight toffee aroma. Pours old copper penny colored with beige head. Taste is toasted barley, subtle nuts, with great balance of hops. Finish is lingering caramel. Wonderful beer. Only stylistic complaint is its slightly over-carbed for the style. But good brew nonetheless.
AndresTM (372) - Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Toffee, an almost muted whisper of chocolate truffles, a bit of dark fruity esters, roasted malts, old bread, a splash of citrus, a bit of funk, and of course, the main attraction: big, floral hops. The taste is hops-and-citrus bitter, with a hoppy aftertaste balanced by a bit of malty sweetness. The palate is medium to thin, with natural effervescence and a dry finish. Yummy.
DANEgerous (93) - Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2012 Aroma: Ash, Burnt hops, Burnt hey, Wheat an chocolate with hints of coffee
Appearance: Gorgeous dark brown, near black highlight of amber.
Palate: Thick nice carbonation.
Overall: Wonderful. Nutty dark aromatic everything you can ask for a more heavy beer but to be avoided if you want thin on the sweet side
decaturstevo (5490) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with creamy white head. Aroma is caramel malt and resiny hops. Caramel malt with a medium earthy/resiny bitter. Medium bodied but fizzy. Just a hinto warmth.
dnstone (2370) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep malty aroma. Brown in color with an off-white head. Nutty, slight roast, full-bodied...a bit bready. Great for an ESB.
jhamp9 (1321) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark copper with a nice white head that leaves great lacing. Aroma is bread and some caramel. Taste is spicy rye bread, some caramel, and a hint of hops. Dry finish.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Best by 7/30/12. Pours a nice deep copper color with a tan head that settles and collars around the glass. Very light aroma but has notes of caramel, biscuit, and slight chocolate, if the hops are in there they don’t make too much of a dramatic apperance in the smell. Medium mouthfeel. Caramel and a light roast like note smoothed out by some nice bitter from the hops. No real taste of alcohol. Pretty tasty. Wish it had a more distinct nose though.