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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Smooth & malty with a kick of bitterness, this is a couple noches above the standard YSB! 8 Ingredients: Malts: 2-row pale and Crystal. Hops: Willamette, Kent Golding and Amarillo. Yeast & Water: Rogue’s Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water. Specs: 17º PLATO 52 IBU 76 AA 35º Lovibond.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Draft at Capone’s. Medium coppery. Aroma was caramelly malt, some hops, mild tannins, slight dark fruit. The taste was ESBish, with a firm tannic caramel malt base, some citrus, plus some hops and florals as it warmed. I think the best description is to call this a ramped up ESB, which many other raters have accurately stated prior to my rather boring review of this one.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Draught at Capone’s. Clear golden-amber body with a sudsy off-white head. Mild fruity malt aroma plus light woody hops and a note of butterscotch. Caramel and prominent butterscotch in the flavor. Diacetyl is most definitely in the house. Medium bitter finish that combines with the popcorn butter to produce an impression of battery acid. Above my tolerance limits for diacetyl. A disappointing offer from Rogue.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Part of the John’s Locker Tap series @ Coles Buffalo NY. an ESB on steriods. Dark amber with good head. Sweet tasting malty brew with some hop bitterness & alcohol. good brew

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1849) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Dark matte amber pour with a thin layer of lacy cream on top. Aroma is fruity, maybe cherries and hop bitterness. Flavor is much like an english bitter only very amped up. Nice body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2007
(draft) Tan head atop a clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, floral/orange, some grapefruit, caramel, herbal, light alcohol, cherry. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, floral, some caramel, light earthy. Alcohol starts to show up as it warms Medium-full body, some resin, quite drinkable. Nice job of keeping the ESB character.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Tap, Frisco’s Grille. Pours an orange-ruby appearance; off-white head with light lacing. Full, wet malt and candy sugar aroma. Sticky-sweet mouthfeel: candy sugar and maple syrup, lively carbonation, citrus and floral hops barely balancing things out. Medium, bitter and brown sugar finish. I prefer the regular YSB by quite a bit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Color is ruddy orange, slight haze. Aroma is fresh fruity hops, very PNW. Flavor is quite sweet, but balanced against a very solid hop presence. Basically an IPA. Finish is wanting. Balance beer, but nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Poured a lightly hazy, amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of toffee, light caramel, toasted dough, citrus, and a light, floral hoppiness. Taste was malty, toffee, more dough, with some pine, light citrus, and a bit of alcohol in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Draught. Pours cloudy rust color with creamy off-white head. The aroma is lemon bread, slight alcohol, and baking spices. The flavor is cream, saltines, some stray earthy hops (especially toward the finish). The aftertaste is zesty. Smooth drinkin’ overall, but from a Rogue JLS, I was expecting something much more intense.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (4903) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Clear reddish copper, thin beige head. Big bready aroma, with hints of caramel and black pepper. Smoky, earthy flavors at first, with some bready, toasty notes thrown in. Big sticky, resiny finish. On tap Barley’s Knoxville


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