archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2003
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
tastes like coffee to me and is way to thick and way to dark for my taste buds.
GTCruiser01 (105) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color. Low aroma-sort of hoppy metallic. A notch above average flavor. Somewhat bitter but the metallic flavor is a detractor. Slight trace of maltiness. Good body.
jordinc (105) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Light amber in color, good head for the style and maintained lacing down the glass. Aroma a little lacking, but overall a great session beer. Malty and sweet with enough hops to keep it from cloying.
Fiend (104) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes like your typical amber ale...not too far off a Rickard’s Red aroma and appearance. Plenty of carbonation keeps this beer fizzling on the tounge down to the last drop.
Saad (104) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good and easy drinking beer.
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Silght hazy orange copper color with a thin off white head. Malty bready aroma and slight indication of hops. Full body and mid carbonation. Thin malt flavor thats almost fruity. Soft bitter bite of hops. Fairly even finish. An average esb. I like mine to have more complexities.
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - FEB 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2004 Like the copperish amber color. Taste was nice. Nothing special but nice when your low on cash.
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light malt aroma. Red amber with strong carbonation and a medium head that lasts. Flavor was mild malt upfront with a hint of hops in the finish. A good session beer.
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a pretty mediocre example of an ESB. Save your money for a Fullers.
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - SEP 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice sized head with some staying power atop a brownish brew. There is a bit of caramel in the nose with an earthy hoppy bites as well. More earthyness on the tongue with some spicyness as well. I also seem to detect some cinnamon flavor. Bitterness around the tongue and a nice hop aftertaste. The brew seems a little too watery in the mouth, however. Still, a good beer.