sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy orangish bronze color with a beige head that leaves good lacing. Piny hop aroma with some bread notes as well. Initially bitter, but followed up with an overwhelming maltiness and has an interestingly sticky resinous finish. Like others have mentioned, it doesn’t really taste like an ESB, more like an IPA. Either way, judging as an ESB, or IPA, it’s a decent beer.
bennetporter (145) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy brown from the bottle, like apple cider. Aroma is slightly honey, flavor is an unbalanced bitter sweetness.
ads135 (3173) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transparent, orangish amber color. Medium bodied. A good amount of lemon acidity with a sweet bready foundation.
WillRunForBeer (991) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. Taster at the source. Pours orange gold with an off white head. Aroma of bread and cat piss. Flavor of dark bread, grassy bitterness. Unremarkable.
drsandman (470) - New York, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange, light sediment + medium head. Aroma is malty, grassy hop, bread, vague pine. Medium mouthfeel, taste is grass, pine hop, bitter throughout.
jesperhammer (3167) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
15-OCT-2013, bottle @home, present from Limoncelloman. Thx:-)
Hazy orange with off-white head.
Hoppy aroma with grape fruit and pine.
Taste the same. Quite malty with caramel and bread.
Fine body, med. carbonation.
Really a heavy bitter IPA. Not malty enough to be an American Strong Ale.
Ed5388 (2356) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber. Pours a hazy light brown color with a finger of tan head. Not sure if this is an old bottle, but aroma of strong caramel malts. Taste of roasted and caramel malts, resin, and earthy hops.
Scrapersnbeer (1500) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Caramel starch and stone aroma. Every Rock Art product has this, so I’ve given up on thinking each bottle is just old. Murky tan to brown color. Heavy unspecific bitterness rises and falls over a sickly sweet backbone. Relatively heavy body and obvious alcohol presence. Whenever I see something labeled EXTREME I am mentally taken to kayaking in a 7-11, but $1.50 for a beer dubbed ESB Squared (or cubed perhaps), how could I not?
MadRobin (2173) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle.
Clear, bright amber-orange with large 3-finger yellow-cream head and very good lacing.
Aroma of pine, earthy citrus, bread and caramel.
Taste of pine, earthy citrus, grass and grain. The earthy citrus is like the lemon aroma in many household cleaning products. I do not mean that in a bad way, but it does bring back those memories.
Medium body and high/medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AdamJackson (3043) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown hazy. 3 finger hint of yellow head
Nose is pineapple and mango. Some nutty characters. Very bitter sort of astringent pine cones and maple syrup. Super dry astringent finish. Fruity at times
annunz123 (899) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel, citrus, and some flowery hops in the aroma. Flavor is bready with caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruit. Pine bitterness, more citrus, and a little alcohol in the finish. I’ve had a few other things from this brewery that were decent at best, but this is outstanding.