Braastad (320) - - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full malty aroma fitting the ESB-title.
Flavor has caramel malts, slight roasted feel and decent bitter backing.
llkc (237) - århus, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
duft. sødme. karamel.
smag. citrus. malt. kiks. en lidt underlig øl. jordbær. en smule smag af våd korn.. en fin humle smag til slut i smagen
zvikar (2835) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks tomer. Pours orange with a nice head, aroma of fruits, malt, bread, flavor is bitter, moldy, with malt and orange skin, medium bodied.
welho (93) - FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, batch# 563. Color is dark brown or amber with small beige head. Aromas has some caramel sweetness. Dry taste with little bitter and hoppiness. Quite nice!
tomer (1529) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
at a tasting, thanks rosenbergh, small stable creamy head, a bit hazy copper colour, aroma of hay, tobacco and malt with a touch of herbs, flavour of malt, hay, vanila, and almond with a touch of fruit, medium light bitterness. Old style english character, nice but boring.
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks tomer. Hazy reddish amber with a beige head. Aroma of stale malt, some fruitiness and a hint of earthy hops. Sweetish flavor with stale malt, caramel, a hint of biscuit, mild fruitiness and a mildly bitter finish. Medium-bodied.
Erasmus_ro (1188) - Alabama, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, batch# 540. Pours a dark amber orange with a rather miniscule, beige head. Aroma is orange, marmalade, caramel, floweriness, even a bit perfumey. Dry wooden tones. Taste is dry though not very bitter or hoppy. Quite a lot of floweriness, some curacao and orange peel. Decent amount of caramel. Quite full with quite a bit of carbonation. Alright quaffer if not very memorable. Good, but not up to the standards of the primarch, Fullers.
thellgren (228) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 l bottle from Alko. Label says Extra Special Bitter. OK head, colour is toffee like and so is the taste. Yes, there is some hops, but not much. Tastes something like toffee or butter scotch. Interesting.
Migmar (219) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper brown, not much head. Citrus, caramel, grass. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Pretty decent bitter.
Dermi (610) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl, bottled. Pours cloudy ruby with a small white head. Aroma: Hops, strawberries, raspberries, malt. Taste: Malty flavours, bread. Medium sweet, balanced mild bitterness. Quite flat taste but not bad. Palate: Near medium body, medium-low carbonation. Decent.