SavMan (10) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Definitely a beer to drink with a big steak. Medium head but very persistent lace, hoppy, bitter (of course), and a gorgeous copper color. Not my cup of tea, but every once and a while, I down one of these with a meal for the experience.
DarthJames (10) - Redmond, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper colored body, nice head. Not too bitter. It has a nice hop and malt balance.
KennyKonif (10) - Breckenridge, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this beer for the first time last night. I was overall impressed with it. I thought it was really smooth With a slight bitterness in the finish with thick flavorful Hops. Copper in color with a almost creamy white head.
MikeyLikesIt (10) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer. Was pleasantly surprised. Great blend of hops with a nice flavor and a good aftertaste.
VonHayes (10) - USA - JAN 23, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly above average moderately-priced ale. Kind of bitter but overall sort of bland. I dig it enough.
chindong (10) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a good, non-offensive beer that I used to drink before I developed a taste for hops.
ted99 (10) - USA - DEC 5, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
I like it. Its like Sam Adams. Its a good ole beer.
GreenBeer (9) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2008 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very tasty ESB. Poured a light copper color. Head was about an inch and left a nice lacing down the sides of the glass. The hops were very evident in the aroma, but I had to deduct a few points because I also noticed some "off" aromas. The taste was wonderfully hoppy, but not too bitter. The hops flavor remains through the aftertaste, but not much else. Overall, I think this is a well-balanced ESB and I would definitely buy it again.
bellychugsbeer (9) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Good taste with just enough bitter. Good alcohol strength, and like the look of the bottle.
Treehugger (8) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2002 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Yummmm. Great balance of malt and hops. Not extra Bitter, just Extra Special.