bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I didn’t find this to be especially bitter - in fact I really enjoyed drinking it, and I don’t usually enjoy the ESB’s. Nice balance of hops and spice.
kramer (3909) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2013
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a small frothy off-white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is toasty malt with a bit more sweetness than I’d like for the style. A minimal English hop note as well. The flavor has a little bit of sour twang to it that signals a serious problem. It seems OK up front, but the finish is way off. This is undrinkable. I almost can’t believe that Stoudts would put out an infected beer like this, it’s very disappointing. Light bodied and thin with fizzy carbonation. Awful, and very disturbing. Going to have to re-rate this one soon. This used to be a favorite of mine from them.
BrettTaylor (49) - - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color, no head or lacing to speak of. Malty with a bit of hop bitterness mid-taste. Okay ESB.
Nekronos (3231) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad. Very aromatic and nice to drink. Was not extremely bitter but still have those touches.
nickmoyer (25) - Laureldale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great smooth beer. Goes down very easily. Would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great beer.
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zvikar (2068) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Pours red with a nice beige head, aroma of hops, honey, caramel, orange, flavor is bitter with caramel dark bread and grapefruit bitterness, medium bodied
tomer (1228) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At a tasting, thanks zvikar, small creamy head, deep hazy orange colour, aroma of hay and nuts with some caramel, flavour of caramel, hay with some graininess and a touch of metal, strong and a touch coarse bitterness. Quite nice.
DSG (3978) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 28, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks zvikar. Hazy amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, light fruitiness, cardboard notes and floral and earthy hints. Flavor has some sweetish malt, a bit caramelly and a bit biscuity, finishes bitter and hoppy with some earthy hops. Medium-bodied. OK,
ryanscourt (303) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good and boring. Nice malt flavor with some fruits. Finishes nicely in the bitter style with some slight hop flavor left on the mouth. Beer has a lot of nice subtle flavors. Not too exciting of a style but this beer has enjoyable complexities.
callmemickey (1471) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich amber body, large off-white head, fairly dense lacing. Pale malts, touch of toffee, light fruits. A bit sweet, thin in the middle, light bodied, soft finish.
sonnycheeba (1986) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with thick, creamy off-white head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is toasted, cookie, and caramel malts, figs, floral hops, and light woody notes. Flavor is smooth with dry, bready malts, dark fruit esters, woody notes, and light floral hops, and some light funk; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.