thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bonused to me by blutt59. Thanks Bob! This beer really surprised me. Deep copper color, with a thick off white head. Aroma is a bit of roasted malt, wheat toast, and a nice kick of grassy hops. Complex nose. The taste is just as complex and very satisfying. Tastes of very grassy hops, a bit of pine, toast, and earthiness. The bitterness lingers just long enough. Sticky mouthfeel that coats your palate. I wish I could get this in 6 packs!
ctipping (1039) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottled poured into a pint glass. Originally reviewed 6/1/2011.
Small off-white head tops a dark amber body. Clear and very dark. Not much lacing on this at all.
I donít get much hops. I get some pine aroma, but itís second to the malt, which is quite toasty.
Follows the smell. Not much hops up front. Goes right into a burnt toast malt flavor. Very bready. Itís accentuated by a strong bitter aftertaste.
Heavier mouthfeel than I was expecting. Strong bitter finish makes it feel heavier than it really is as well. Itís not really smooth or easy drinking at all.
Interesting take on an ESB. The flavors are overwhelming in a negative sort of way. Too bitter of a finish and the malts are too burnt tasting. I get that itís a double ESB, I just donít love how it comes together.
Andrew196 (1326) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bourbon color with a thin head, nice lacing. Aroma of tobacco, maybe mint and plum. Nice mouthfeel, soft on the tongue. Very well balanced and a great take on the style.
ttoadee (1198) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light copper pour, thin white head. Nose is caramel. Leaning bitter. Middle is toffee and roasted grain. Finish is bittersweet. Eh?
PorterPounder (7049) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plano, Tx - Total Wine - North Plano - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, sticky khaki colored head, nice rings of lacing. Aroma has some nutty accents, some cola notes. Interesting flavor with some subtle bitterness with hints of citrus, light nuttiness, some saffron-like spice, a touch of licorice. Thickish mouthfeel.
GreatDane1632 (1165) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated based on notes taken 16 Sep 2012 -- Good brew, notes reflected great enjoyment. Also, apparently was entertaining me while watching the Jags. Go Jags!
DrunkSanta410 (810) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, pours dark copper with thin off white head. Aroma is malty, syrup and caramel and a bit of fruit. Taste is malty, semi sweet caramel, a bit of fruit and balanced with a hoppy bitterness. Slightly oily body, medium carbonation. Good beer.
ethanTHEtrill (57) - - FEB 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a friend. Poured into a British pint glass. Small white head, dark copper almost brown color. Aroma is nutty and sweet. Nice mouthfeel, bit dry finish; notes of several hop varieties, slight sweetness, and little malty bite. Solid beer thank you real ale.
mendezmatthew (7) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nutty, caramel, nice firm bitterness, medium-length finish, citrus, not much sweetness
mysticbrew (110) - - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This crisp ESB has always been a staple in the frig. It pours a creamy amber with an off-white/tan head that lingers on the glass. The bite is clean with a subtle floralness that floats through the nasal cavity. A nice light malt with a bit of body makes the Phoenixx a very refreshing alternative.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Travlr (20242) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy amber color. Aroma of boozy rye bread dough. Taste is mixed spice and bitter caramel.