Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at RNH. Pours a hazed deep brown with a good off white head. Aroma is earthy nutty doughy light fruity ester and English nutty yeast character. Flavor is leather, earth, dust, toast, caramel malts, grass, fruits, and a mostly dry finish, slight mineral and toast in the end as well. Ok.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a dark amber body with an off white head. Best head retention of the night. Soft bitter hop tones. Light caramel and chewy. Soft fruit tones and a light bitterness to round down.
j12601 (5716) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rattle n Hum during their Sierra Nevada event. Pours a ruby tinged brown. Sweet caramel and malt on the nose. Malty, toasty with some light hops. Smooth, with long caramel notes. Smooth finish with toast, caramel, and more malt.
TeamTrappist (827) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Poured a dark brown with a thin beige head. Nose is big roasted malts. Nice roasted malts with some good hop notes. Better than Guinness to me, but a nice nitro version of thier stout.
zdk (1758) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap @ RnH - not sure if an ESB is enhanced by being on nitro. Clear, dark brown pour, dry crackery malts and grainy adjuncts - used in good balance though. Smooth and body is tad creamier, but not my favorite.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Rattle N Hum.
Amber clear, some creamy head. Aromas of toasty malts, almonds, some earthy hop notes. Bit of a creamy mouthfeel but not much, some bitterness on the finish. Not very impressive.
puzzl (3177) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro at RnH, with an appropriately creamy head. Grassy, bready, surprisingly hoppy nose. Very creamy, slightly milky. Soft, super-clean body, biscuit, almond, cookie. Very tasty.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy amber with a big, offwhite head, sheet lace. Smells. Malty and sweet and caramelly malty, with some earth. Tastes the same, sweet and malty, some earth, sugar. Medium body, velvetty carb.
vtafro (1904) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro draft at copper mine pub. Dark amber orange pour with light tan head. Sweet fruit esters and light bitter and malt notes. Some nutty flavors added to aroma notes make up flavor, body is more appealing than most esbs due to Nitro.
BückDich (5466) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro @ The Front Door: Pours a golden blond color with a hint of amber. The nose is...not there because of the nitro. The flavor is has a creamy mouthfeel and smooth body. Nice clean noble hops and toasted malts in the finish, but really nitro is just not my thing. I can see how it can show ingredients in their raw form, but you have to get about 10x the volume just to see that.