daveshawley (25) - 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.
BlindGuardianco (21) - - APR 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok Amber, nice color and head, mild carbonation, Good but not very interesting, will try again
Grumbo (767) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Half Time Beverage, New York. Pours a bright red amber colour with a light tan colour, very foamy, long lasting head. Aroma of caramel, malt, and mild spice. Light sweetness and bitterness. Body is medium, texture a little thin but ok. This is a decent amber ale.
katrinaez (350) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is what an amber should have. A little extra spice and malt. Slight bitter, But warming and smooth. Great color. Had on tap.
dhatton (127) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber body with thin creamy tan head. Mildly malty nose with hints of sweetness. Bold toffee and caramel flavors co-mingled with roasted malts. Hop flavor comes out to take the edge off of the heavy sweetness. A little dense, but decent selection for the colder months.
yespr (33728) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Pours hazy dark amber with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty. Sweet and caramelish. Slight caramelish. Bitter and toasted malty. Toasted and bitter dry malty finish.
Darkmagus82 (1937) - - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 6-3-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy copper/mahogany color with a two finger cream colored head. The head has a great level of retention, holding on for quite some time, fading slowly to leave a good level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is mainly of a lightly roasted malt smell mixed with a decent showing of caramel and some toffee. Along with these aromas so too comes a tiny bit of dark fruit, which overall creates a rather sweet aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a lightly roasted malt flavor and some fruit flavors of apple. A caramel sweetness is present upfront as well, with it slowly fading throughout most of the taste. More toward the middle, with the caramel fading some, come some flavor of a more bitter hop nature. They are mainly of an earthy and herbal flavor and remain relatively light till the end. While the caramel faded steadily from the beginning it picks up again at the end, and when mixed with the rest of the flavors, it leaves a nice easy going taste of a bready caramel and light hop to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of its creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is average as well.
Overall – A nice drinking brew, but overall nothing extraordinary.
ectuohy27 (687) - ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad, actually--the caramel hops do provide a softer, sweetened finish compared to the sandpaper experience of most microbrews. Worth trying even for the IBU-averse like myself
N3lson1 (352) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this one on draft at the brewery. This is another good beverage by River Horse. A Nice dark, malty beer.
John25 (930) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Nut brown. Caramel, toasted bready malts, toffee. Smooth light carb, medium feel overall. Not bad, not great but, a nice full bodied session brew with a turkey club for lunch. Hit the spot. Good stuff.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Psytron (1477) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From tap at the Lufthansa lounge, Newark Liberty airport. Smell of candy, malts. Copper colour, beige head. Aroma of sugar, malt. Sweet with a faintly bitter finish. Soft and lively carbon.