j12601 (6585) - 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.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Nitro. Amber beer with a huge dark cream nitro head. light caramel aroma. Caramel and light earth flavor with light citrus. Medium-light bodied. Caramel and light citrus lingers. People will love this - I just don’t like ESBs on nitro.
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.
BückDich (5464) - 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.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - 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.
puzzl (3232) - 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.
vtafro (2331) - 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.
IndianaRed (2163) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at the Front Door, Boise. Hazy orange/amber with dense nitro I diced head. Soft subtle malt aromas due to the insulating blanket of micr-bubbles on the top. Slightly toasts malt flavors with bitter bite characteristic of the style. Very soft smooth palate, again, thanks to the nitrogen. Modest biter trailer. All in all not very bitter for a brew that claims to be a "bitter".
zdk (1805) - 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.
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Dunderbaks. Pours a cloudy dull orange with thin white head. Nose is citrus and pine hops, grainy, bready with hints of sweet caramel. Flavor is a nice balance of hop flavor both mild citrus and pine melded with sweet grainy flavor. The mouthfeel was great due to the fact that this was on a nitro tap. Very well done and easy to drink.