5000 (4967) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Amberish, slight haze, moderate frothy sand colored head, fairly nice lacing.   Semi-sweet
malty nose, very slight fruitiness, a bit of biscuit.   Smooth maltiness on the tongue, no real bitterness, slight
sweet malt base with some biscuit and pale fruitiness.   This is pretty tasty!   Not a lot of umph, but it
feels somewhat thick.   Flavorful without anything detracting.   Seems maltier than most, and less bitter.
I can dig this one.   Wish I had another.
gsmitty80 (1588) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a really nice ESB. It had a ton of flavor and a big body but wasnt hard to drink at all. Very enjoyable.
theisti (2817) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle, Washington. The label was marked as Big Dady’s ESB with an ABV listed as 8%. Pour is darker golden, with a 1/2 inch white head that falls quick. Aroma of bright grainy hop and toasty bready malt. Fresh and clean. Taste is the toasty malt, with a nice grainy slight resin hop edge towards the end. Palate is medium thin, clean, medium to high carbonation - taste gets a little muddled in the finish. Nice enough. Based on the taste, I don’t think this was actually 8%, the 5.3% listed here seems more reasonable.
robforbes (1888) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a semi-clear orange with a thin white head, and some lacing.
smell of grain, malt, a touch of citrus, and some hops in the back.
taste is dry grain, slightly bitter, a touch of citrus, and a funky aftertaste, ends a little dry.
bitbucket (2112) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours clear orange with a towering and lacy off-white head. Citrus, tofee, fruit and floral hops. Medium body. Surprisingly, this beer is nearly still. Was that intended? Lightly sweet caramel, nut and pine taste with a crisp, earthy finish. Not quite what I was expecting for an ESB, but I’m OK with that!
trevor211 (1187) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is certainly worth more than a 3.1! Pours a caramel-copper color with an average-sized head. This one is dominated by intensely floral hops (seriously almost like you’re smelling a flower), with some citrus and a weak malt presence. Think of a hop tea that was carbonated and had honey added. Slightly yeasty / biscuity finish. Perfectly drinkable.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber thin white head. Aroma is hoppy, pine, floral and citrus hops, light malt.
Taste is a nice hoppiness, smooth crystal malt, and pale malt.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark orangey aroma is malts and mild licorice. very smooth palate. taste slight sweet with moderate bitterness.
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2009 On cask at Naked City. Looks like a glass of iced tea- cloudy brown with a thin layer of large clear bubbles on top. Smells weakly of citrus- orange and lemon. Hops show up a little more in the taste, along with some brown sugar. Decent finish, but the flatness of this knocks it down a notch. I’d give it another shot in a keg or bottle.
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle acquired in trade with riversideAK (thanks!). This one was filled all the way to the top of the bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel, toasty, and some pine. Tastes of toffee, citrus, lighter pine, and toasted grains.