dfinney23 (1752) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
They ain’t lying about the bitter and it is pretty special. Maybe even extra special. Caramel malt, pine and grass hops and bitter bitterness.
retinadoc (123) - - SEP 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Very hoppy nose. Medium amber color. Medium carbonation. Very robust hoppy taste, just bordering on astringent. Overall, a strong tasty ale, one of my new favorites.
MarkSachon (621) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big draft at Harold’s Restaurant in Hopewell, PA. Slight tastes of spice and a pleasant warmth and smoothness. Perfect for a cooler evening.
tillmac62 (237) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear medium amber pour coupled with a dash of dark ruby and with a good head. Retention is normal, lacing is above normal. Very nice nose of blended hops (citric, tropical and a touch of dank pine) over a light biscuit. Light medium body with a smooth texture. Slightly above normal carbonation with a nice effervescent finish. Very nice balanced flavor profile that is complex. It begins with a rush of hop flavor - the citric and tropicals lead then flow into a dank note that is much more prevalent than suggested in the nose. The middle is a mild bitterness over biscuit, with a touch of caramel, light sweetness. The finish somewhat dry, but leaves you with the classic English ESB flavors and bitterness over a fading light biscuit. The 6.7% alcohol is completely hidden in this outstanding ESB.
Guyute_Pig (102) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have a love hate relationship w/ ST beers. Ordered this cause it was only thing on draft I haven’t had. For style, best American esb I’ve had in a while. So nice to be surprised by something. Little more hop bite to it then other esb’s. Really dig the malt profile on this. Well done brew.
bubblehouse (471) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really liked it. A nice fall beer that is malty and delicous. Pours a hazy orange color.
SudsMcDuff (5916) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
was expecting something different from the name, happy with what i got .. . pours a deep caramel orange .. . such a solid bitterness .. . dark brown hay, crust, and assorted grain .. . a great beer, in the top from american breweries for this style .. . . i don’t remember the last time i went to a diner and had a big slice of pie. or ever.
Brewbie (455) - New York, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. nice hops taste, pine and grassy, just a touch of spice and sweetness
berkshirejohn (4645) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in the Tasting Room at the brewery at 6.7% ABV. Amber with a thin white head; aroma of malts and grassy hops; great grapefruit taste - crisp, clean and fruity; with a residual caramel sweetness. Satisfying.
ryanscourt (790) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft. Very nice. Drinkable and easy. Wouldn't mind having a keg of this on tap