Cakes (414) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle.
Pours a slightly hazy auburn - a touch of brown with highlights of copper. The head pours thick and soft, and it leaves tons of lace on a pint glass. The aroma is a pleasant mix of fruit, caramel and bready malts, and herbal, perfumy hops - almost spicy.. The flavor starts similarly - a soft, slightly toasted, slightly fruity, bready malt flavor with a touch of herbal English hops. A little bit of dark toast and caramel enters on the sides of the tongue about halfway back. Here also enters a touch more of spicy, dry hops. The finish is well-balanced and somewhat dry with a blend of light, delicate malt with just a drop of earthy hops
ordybill (1313) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Appearance- the color is a reddish amber with a medium sized white head. Aroma- full of malt and bread. Taste- malt and a mild hop finish. Overall, a real good ESB
BozzBoyer (39) - New York, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Ruby Brown. Aroma: Tart bitter malt. Caramel. Taste: Bitter malt. Tart sour notes. Mild caramel.
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phillybass (114) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
As far as English Style Bitter’s go, this beer isn’t bad. It is just sweet enough and has just a tad of hop bitter to it; so basically it is easily quaffable and would be welcome any time I need a refreshing beer. There is no unpleasant aftertaste. There is nothing wrong with this beer, it is a decent ESB. But of course if I wanted to drink an interesting beer this would not be my choice as it just doesn’t hold up to the stronger styles.
grundsow (126) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
More sour than bitter. Pales in comparison to today’s hoppy offerings. Not for me.
closey22 (1663) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep Amber brown with foamy tan head; aroma is malt forward sweet; flava us rich blend if sweet malt with hoppy and spicy herbal notes units of cinnamon and caramel ; feels medium smooth (on cask) finishes slightly tangy and dry hop spice notes
Jabah (388) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This wasn’t one of my favorites from Stoudts, but I am not the biggest fans of extra bitters. The hops are the main theme going on, with of course, an extra bitter aftertaste. It is still a smooth, crisp beer....on the lighter side overall. Dark orange-light copper color. Better than average, but pretty much an across the board 7.
PartyFowle (954) - - FEB 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a perfectly clear pale copper, the color of cider. Super-effervescent, tons of bubbles. Big toasted beige, foamy head. Smells of grass, oranges, caramel malts, toffee--not your regular ESB, but not bad. The taste, however, didn’t really follow the smell. It began with a roasted malt character, followed by a light grassiness and citrus, like orange peel. Like eating a handful of earth: the grassiness mixed with the earthiness of the malt. Bitterness hits in the back, after the swallow, but is so light as to hardly be noticeable. Somewhat sweet, actually. Where it really loses it for me is the mouthfeel: light and watery. Light carbonation is nice, but the drink is so insubstantial. I like the balance of roasted malts and hops, though.
ilovedarkbeer (2712) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a ruby color with a lacy white head. Notes of jam, copper, biscuits, burnt malt, and brown sugar. Grainy mouthfeel.
hfmejias (1270) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured cloudy, copper/reddish in color; beige small head. Aroma is mostly malts, caramel and some floral/grass notes. Taste is also sweet, malty, some grain notes, and some citrus notes... Drinkable and quite enjoyable; very decent beer.
mkel07 (5160) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beer Authority New York City September 2013. Simple they tasty beer with a malt backbone. Copper in colour the Scarlet Lady is temptress for sure.