bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draft) Pours a deep amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, orange, nuts, and toasted grain. The flavor is dominated by chocolate and caramel malts that balance out nicely with the citrusy hops and light nutty notes in the finish.
jcwattsrugger (11854) - 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.
Pinball (11789) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear brown, small smooth white head.
bitter and slightly caramelly aroma. also faint flowery.
bitter and dark caramelly and bitterhoppy flavor. actually very tasty
BeerandBlues2 (11659) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by jbye4334. Pours clear amber with an average, creamy off-white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, cereal), average hops (flowers, perfume), light yeast (dough) with notes of pear. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of blutt59. Pours a hazy copper color with a medium head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffy, faint woody notes. The taste is fairly bitter with toffeeish notes and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied and kinda all over the place.
madsberg (11249) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Uclear. Dense brown head. Aroma of fruits, caramel, spice, herbs. Flavour of caramel and fruits. Some brown sugar and herbs. Medium bodied. Fruity and caramelly end.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Phoenix ESB
Date: February 21, 2009
Source: Freetail, TX
Appearance: clear dark copper, fine off white head, solid lace
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with woodsy hops
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, lots of balancing hops with woodsy and floral characters, touch of breadyness, light lingering bitterness builds with each sip into a respectable bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer! Amber pour. Caramel, fruit, hops, citrus, mmmmm! Flavor is sweet and hoppy. I am really digging the few double ESB’s I have tried. This one is chewy and hearty. Really a good brew.
Dogbrick (10707) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Hay Merchant in Houston. This brew pours a reddish-copper color with a medium off-white head that recedes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, toffee and fruit. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, sweet toffee and ripe fruit. The finish is sweet and malty up front and leaves an herbal hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Clear orange/copper ale with a small, wispy, off-white head. Decent retention. Toffee and black tea really stand out in the bouquet. Medium to full-bodied and oily with tingly carbonation. The flavor is unsweetened black tea infused with moderately sweet toffee and a light twist of lemon. Finishes bittersweet - more bitter than sweet. Bottle courtesy of BgThang!