DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful cooper color with a small white head. Biscuit malt aroma with just a hint of toffee. Flavor delivers a nutty caramel punch without any undue sweetness. An interesting well balanced ESB.
ChainGangGuy (4653) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9 ounce bottle - $5.98 at Sherlock’s in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, bronze-hued body with a goodly-sized, wisped, white head. A little fleck here and there of lacing on the way down.
Smell: A nose on the sweetish side, hinting notes of toffee edged crackery, biscuity maltiness with dried herb, spice and some incorporated fruitiness.
Taste: Soft, subtle biscuity malts with a low, light toffee sweetness. Minor graininess. Herbal, leafy hops, faintly earthy with a zip of zest, too. There’s enough bitterness there to balance it out. Appleskin fruitiness throughout, alongside a low yeast quality. Semi-dry, gentle finish with final tastes of caramel, fruit.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Simple but sufficient if a bit pricey.
Leini (1550) - SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Clear copper body with a low white head. Bitter grassy notes and malt with light sweet notes. Light palate and quite an empty finish, except for that kick of bitterness. Good, but nothing extraordinary.
SamP01 (648) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden amber with a medium white head, moderate lacing. Aroma and Taste is grass with grain undertones, citrus and fruity notes upfront, yeast, bready and lightly toasted biscuit malt. A medium body, crisp with moderate carbonation. Finish same as taste with some mild hops bitterness on the end for balance. Not the best ESB but it slowly gets better as it warms up a bit. Overall still crisp and slightly refreshing, an ok brew.
TheBeerGod (5757) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber with a tall, foamy white head. Aroma is floral notes, tea leaves, light citrus and soft malt. Taste is sweet malt, light caramel, soft grains, floral hops, tea leaves, soft citrus and light earthy hops. Body is light-medium with a soft, creamy carbonation. Finishes with more tea leaves, floral hops, mellow citrus, caramel, toasted malt and bready notes. I think this would be better on cask.
Jorn69 (2066) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget (28:-). Maltig doft med humletoner. Smaken är först ganska trevlig, malt, humle, gröna äpplen, karamell mm. Efter några sekunder kommer beskan tillsammans med en rejäl torrhet/strävhet som jag inte gillar. Sammantaget en ganska trevlig engelsk bitter.
MoritzF (9015) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Clear, amber colour with a medium-sized and slightly off-white foamy head. Slightly juicy cara-malty aroma with mildly fruity notes and a touch of woody hops. Bitter-sweet flavour, light bodied, crispy mf. Moderately dry malty base with caramel, fruity and woody hops; despite the slim start, the finish is quite lasting, even a bit assertive. 10.X.13
wlajwl (5055) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015 Aroma is bread, very light spices and biscuit malts. The flavor is fruit/light berries, biscuit malts and a very light tart/sour finish.
SPDickerman (1088) - Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours clear copper with a yellowish head. Smells of caramel and light fruitiness. Taste is light sweetness, a little fruity, and a touch bitter. Light-bodied with a wet texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Robinsons Iron Maiden Trooper finishes with a kiss of bitterness.
robinvboyer (3761) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from the lcbo. Nice biscuity, uk hoppy aroma. some solid cereals, a touch of minerals. medium bitter finish with more grassy hops. a gimmick beer that isnt horrible.