Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hands down the best ESB I’ve ever had the pleasure of drinking. The malts and hops are in chorus with each other, beckoning you for sip after sip. I honestly wish I had an entire case of this. Excellent for the style.
Darwenus (723) - Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber/brown, average head, average carbonation. The aroma is mild apples and spice, and a little bit of hoppy tingle. The flavor isn’t strong upfront, but the back of the tongue is a smooth flood of warm malt. Orange pekoe tea and caramel round it out. Pretty good.
closey22 (1387) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with login rimming beige head; hoppy sweet and spicy aroma; flava dry woody malt with hint of sweetness and then hops come through ; feels medium to light little fizz ; finishes hoppy slight bitter twang
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Leighton’s place. 25/08/2015. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. Translucent golden orange coloured pour with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet toffee, nutty malts, earthy twang, and some berry hop. Flavour is composed of nutty, light twig, tangy berry, light papaer, Palate is semi-sweet, moderate carbonation, little chewy. Lingering jammy fruits.
sinfull (1265) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden/amber color ; thin , white head. Bread , caramel , floral and citrus notes in aroma. Moderate grainy sweetness and decent hoppy bitterness in taste . Slightly astringent finish .
TXBadger (2230) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear darker coppery amber color with off-white head. Caramel malt, light fruits notes, and some toffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with toffee and fruit notes.
The_Osprey (4891) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Leighton’s. Hazy murky brown, lightly sparkling, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is custard creams, chlorine swimming pool, caramel. Body is medium, smooth, tingly carbonation. Taste is toffee, biscuity, earthy with a dry finish. Pretty decent.
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Daniel. Pours clear gold with a frothy off-white head. The nose has some rindy citrus, leafy hops, toasted grains. Light to medium sweet flavor with some herbal hops, orange rind, sugary bread, some graham crackers. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with toasted grainy malts, light caramel, honey, aged pine. Not bad.
Scopey (10686) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Dan. It pours cloudy orange - amber with a small white head. The nose is fresh, toasty, grainy, brown bread, apricot, marmalade, cereal and fruit cake. The taste is bitter, toasty, grain, brown bread, light spice, brown bread, cereal and light stone fruits with a dry finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Rather quaffable stuff.
NikkTwist (2250) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2015 Draft at The Irish Pol. Hazy deep amber pour with a fair amount of soft off-white foam. Lace. Toasty bitter with lots of earthy floral hops. Forest floor. Blonde toffee caramels. Spicy oranges spiked with cinnamon. Bitter buttered Challah bread. Chanterelle mushrooms. Dandelions. Wildflower honey. Green peppercorns. Medium-full body. Better than anticipated.