Shot (144) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Thin head, with medium lacing. Aromas are caramel, figs and butterscotch. Light copper color. Upfront caramel malt flavor with fruity notes of plum and brown sugar. Muted hop finish with bitter chocolate and hints of caramel. Medium to light mouthfeel with fairly lively carbonation. Very nice beer.
retinadoc (122) - - 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 (588) - 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 (194) - 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 (388) - 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 (5825) - .....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 (4532) - 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 (745) - 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
sfontain (807) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, $10/6. Deep amber, soapy head, medium lacing. Pine, floral, citrus, caramel, pepper. Medium body. Fairly high level of sharp bitterness but the balance is really there. Well rounded. Pushing 7% but still reasonably light, and the alcohol doesn’t show. Really solid late-summer/early-fall brew.