dpjuart (1049) - 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.
Darkmagus82 (993) - - 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 (1593) - 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 (2096) - 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 (2096) - Newark, 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.
Lehighbri (46) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight alcohol aroma. Nice sweet, sugary taste. Very smooth on the palate. ESB isn’t my favorite style but this is solid.
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
20110417 tap at mcmenamins in MT airy. Earthy and decent. Pretty dry. Good looking and heady despite the hand pump.
alobar (2763) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear cooper color with no head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and hops. Flavor is well-balanced with caramel, hops, and toffee. Nice bitter touch.
Ripped11 (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2009 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
You will find this beer to have some subtle chocolate,coffee and caramel undetones followed by a pleasant bitter hopy bite as it finishes.
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap pouredamber with a fair amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a lasting finish.