MattOnBass (9) - Newport News, Alabama, USA - SEP 8, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
If adequacy were the measure of a beer, this one would be perfect. It smells right, looks right, and tastes right. However, it isn’t special in any way. It doesn’t excite. It doesn’t impress. It just is a decent, drinkable beer.
sblsimone85 (361) - USA - SEP 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bitter di stampo americano sentori caramellati e speziati con un buon equilibrio tra amaro e beverinità.
---Rated BY Italianbeer85
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice golden amber with 2 finger head. Aroma of malt, and a bit of pine. Flavor matches aroma, low bitterness and sweet. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Kind of watery and flavor doesn’t linger.
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - AUG 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle. Sunrise orange, quite clear, with a small off white head which dissipated almost immediately like a soda. On the nose soapy/old American hops, quite a bit of caramel, slightly earthy/woody, a hint of orange peel, light mint gum note in the background. Taste pretty much follow suite, moderately fruity, more sweet than bitter, slightly astringent. Caramel malts in the background. A bit too watery and bland in the finish. Average carbonation, light to medium body, slightly creamy texture. It seems more like an old and sweet malty IPA than a proper English bitter, but it’s not that bad overall.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity at GBBF 2014. Poured amber, with no head. Aroma of malt, caramel and some herbal notes. Toffee sweetness in the flavour, with honey and grain. Finish was straw, mango and hay.
R4N5H (369) - SINGAPORE - AUG 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
GBBF 2014 on 13-Aug. Cask. Red / amber colour with a small head. Little or no carbonation. Caramel with slight taste of fruits. Lightly hopped and bitter. Average for an ESB.
beerbaaron (1721) - Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty nice esb. Kinda metallic. Nothing too fancy or super exciting but flavorful and enjoyable.
drfabulous (4925) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle Zook left behind. Caramel and toffee. Malty. Not a huge nose. Ok overall I guess.
mR_fr0g (5839) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the 2014 GBBF. Clear golden orange coloured pour with a halo of white head. Aroma is subdued, nutty malt, mineral. Flavour is sweet nutty, vanilla, caramel, mineral. Clean us fermented. Palate is chalky sweet raisin. Decent. Too clean on the yeast front.
Bif (1712) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark golden color with a small head no real lacing. Aroma is on the mild side with some malt and caramel. Taste of malt and some caramel sweetness. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth but a bit short on character. Decent beer but seems a wee bit bland.