jtclockwork (6254) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent ale. Amber, almost orange pour. Nose and taste of light bitters, citrus and spruce. Rated 1/14/03
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask sample at the Gingerman. Pours a hazy copper with a tan head. Smells of dry malt, some spice, peppery. Tastes dry and malty with some earthy hop flavors emerging.
Ibrew2or3 (6208) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The twist off cap bomber pours out deep copper with some haze and nice tan head. The aroma seems like spicy hops mixing with brown sugar, crystal malts and spiced red apple wedges. Hey, lots more flavor than I was expecting and virtually none of the classic Shipyard diacetyl. I get a bowl full of spiced ripe red apple wedges along with spice and earthy hops.
Ernest (5920) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (bread, cookie),
lightly hoppy (flowers).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
blutt59 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, almond colored pour, very nice foam, nose fruity malts, flavor is same with a good bitterness and smooth even finish
HogTownHarry (5912) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12oz). Deep, oily-looking amber with an average off-white diminishing head. Caramel sweet malt, very candyish, some herbal hops to bitter it down. Taste is nutty, oily, sweet malt, enough herbal hops to tone it down - very pleasant. Thick, oily, rich mouthfeel, light carbonation, sweet finish - I quite enjoyed this one.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
competent english style ale. some pleasant hardness and light saltiness give a little class to what is otherwise a straightforward, lightly nutty, slightly floral ale
DuffMan (5814) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with an off-white bubbly head. Very nice aroma of bread, toffee, and pear. Sweet toffee flavour with a fruity kiss and a perfectly balanced bitter finish. Excellent!
drowland (5721) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Methinks I got a bottle of this while visiting Chicago because I had never tried it but didnít bother to take down good notes except the numbers.
crossovert (5692) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is my first ESB. Comes in a 12 fluid ounce bottle with a cool looking twist-off cap. Canít tell about the best by date, I hope it is Aug 7 09 and not Aug 2007.
Pours with a nice 2 finger head into my pint glass, with a dark amber body.
Smell is a bit peculiar, I have not come across this scent before. Smells bitter, with some malt and paper scent.
The taste is a bit watery, with some astringency. This one isnít very full on flavor, mostly just nothingness.
Not sure what to think of this beer, it definitely tastes English and it definitely is unique. I didnít really enjoy it though.