daveshawley (23) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber with a weak off-white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is full of caramel with some butterscotch hints. Taste starts out with a warming sweet that quickly goes to a slightly bitter and dry finish - nothing overwhelming. This is a little thicker than one would expect. A nice medium mouthfeel with some carbonation. Overall, this is one of my regular beers. I would have expected to rate it higher, but the numbers work out. There is nothing exception about the ESA, it is just a decent beer.
Ed5388 (628) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber color with one finger of creamy off white head. Aroma of roasted malt and earthy hops. Taste is light in sweetness and bitterness. Roasted malts with a some of hops.
madbeerbaron (150) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not that special.
jflopsu (119) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a heavy amber with light brown head. Caramel and malty aroma. Has a malty taste with a strong body. Slight bitter aftertaste thatís dry.
RobertDale (2000) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a decent biege head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and florals. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, florals, and some fruit. Decent.
HeinzH (10) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque dark brown. Nice hoppy smell and taste. Caramel and candy bar tasting. In my opinion this is a good winter ale. First beer from this brewery, and not a bad start at all.
BigMalt (13) - - MAR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This american amber wonít excite hop-heads, but I find the malty sweetness to be delicious. Itís a medium gold color with a modest head of foam. The nose doesnít have much complexity and the taste is rather straight forward (with the malts shining). Great session beer.
ryanscourt (303) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber, malt aroma with some fruits. Bland but ok. Grew on me as I drank it. Sweetness was nice but body was a listless. Like the profile and the malt backbone.
gripweed57 (337) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber orange color topped by a large creamy beige head. Toasted malt aroma, hints of caramel and yeast. Tangy bittersweet malt upfront. Nice peppery hops come after initial palate. Notes of brown sugar and vanilla. Finish is dry and bitter.
SamP01 (357) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy brownish amber with a medium beige lasting head, some light lacing. Aroma of toasted caramel malt, barley, light fruity notes. Taste of toasted caramel malt, yeast, light fruity with some mild earthy hops. Palate isa medium body, slightly sticky mouth feel, mild carbonation. Finish is sweet toasted caramel malt, yeast with some mild earthy hops bitterness for balance with a bit of caramel nutty aftertaste. Overall a good enjoyable brew.
JStax (1724) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle thanks to RamyG4. Pours a dark, somewhat hazy amber color with a biege head of foam that starts at about one finger width, and dissipates down to just a thin layer. The aroma is malt forward with some woody, slightly nutty aromas wafting from the glass. The taste has some mild bitterness, a dull sweetness on the backend, and a woody taste sticks to the lips. Very light on the palate. Decent mouthfeel.