dpjuart (1094) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3/2/13 - 10 oz draft at Champs, Altoona. Pours clear, brown/red with an off white, thin head. Mild notes of caramel and toffeee with some early hop notes. Lots of caramel and biscuit, bread and some toffee, rather bitter with it lingereing well into the after. Earthy, grassy hop notes present. Not bad. Big mouth feel. nice fruit character when warmed up.
Art (2525) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from the brewery. Pours a clear light reddish brown. White head. Aromas of toasted nuts and bread. Light caramel. Taste is light bitterness. Semi sweet. Really great ESB.
solidfunk (5953) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty damn good for style, and great on cask as well, which makes for bonus points. Light citrus and a great malt backbone. Crisp and light bitter finish. Very sessionable. Cask at Churchkey.
skmikeg (1468) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malts, bready malts, pine, caramel, light grassy hops, and some light tofeee. Taste is about the same as the aroma with a semi creamy mouthfeel and slightly bitter, medium finish. Overall, a tasty, drinable ESB.
Beerman6686 (5615) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a light amber color with a white head. Aroma was of.grassy hops, light biscuit and caramel. Flavor similar, moderate bitterness, perfectly balances and carbed. I Love sly fox.
radagast83 (6101) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Churchkey. Leftovers provided by Travlr. Thanks! Poured a clear dark amber color, still translucent, bubbly head that dissipated relatively quickly. Aroma was light nutty caramel notes. Flavor was about the same, nutty caramel, some bitter malt notes.
Travlr (17662) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Churchkey. Clear deep bright golden amber color, big fluffy large bubble head with good retention. Aroma of toasted caramel. Taste is crisp, clean burnt caramel.
Darkmagus82 (2089) - - AUG 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 9-12-12 -
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a light brown-orange color with a one finger white head. The head fades fast to leave a persistent film and a lighter amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is light and consists of a bready aroma with hints of a caramel sweetness. Mixed with these small are also a very light aroma of an earthy and pine nature.
Taste – The taste begins of a buttery flavor and hints of roasted malt and caramel sweetness. As the taste moves on the sweetness fades while the roast intensifies. Toward the end hop flavors of a pine and earthy nature start coming to the tongue. While they start out rather light, at the end they grow more intense and when mixed with the nice roasted flavors, a pleasant bitter roasted taste is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is above average in terms of it creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is rather average. It is quite nice for the style with the bitter hops, buttery and roasted flavors really given the chance to shine.
Overall –A pretty easy drinking and flavorful ESB with a nice creamy body and f
NikkTwist (2135) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Moriartys. Clear dark amber pour with a large frothy off-white head. Big earthy hops. Toasted whole wheat bread. Hops clearly trump malt here. Feels more like a full IPA than an ESB.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear amber with a small white head. The aroma has a breadiness, some grain. The taste is medium bitter with a sweet amber ale style finish.
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewery. Pours a dark amber color with a tight foamy whitish head. Smell was very malty and slightly fruity. Taste is malty and somewhat chocolaty with some fruity background, and a slightly dry finish. Medium to light body and carbonation.