kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(can) orange amber with small white head. Piney hop aroma. Flavor is piney hops, biscuit malt. Pretty good, but hardly an ESB.
Aurelius (3728) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, dark tea brown-read with a light bone-colored head. Mild, slighty off AIPA aroma. Balanced. Woody, citrus, lightly sweet, fairly bitter, grapefurit and citrus pith. Medium to medium heavy body. Well done. On tap, Flying Saucer, KC.
Kinz (3111) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kansas down, thanks to dkachur! 5th Epic & Rare gathering in Richmond, cheers to Jacob. On to the beer. Amber, hoppy green hop aroma, floral too. Lightly sweet malt, floral green hop flavor. Some malt on finish. Good, but not my favorite hop profile.
nsquishee (551) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First had at the St. Paul Highland Fest beer dabbler. Have since had in cans from local stores. Deep, malty aroma with notes of caramel and citrus. Deep amber color with a lacy, yet thick head. Palate starts out very smooth and malty, and finishes with a nice bitter hoppiness. Very nice offering. I need to try the Tallgrass IPA and stout.
blutt59 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can, thanks to cavie, orange in color with soapy foam, caramel and pine needles aromas, flavors of sweet caramel and bitter metallic hops
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice, thick cheddar orange with a frothy head of off-white. Aroma is classic bitter: wet leaves, slightly roasted malt, old hops, and a touch of honey. Flavor is a nice blend of bitter English elements (wet and roasted malt) and a mild, wet- almost autumnal- hops presence. Average mouthfeel. Nice brew; a great tribute to classic English bitters.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce can shared at the 5th Annual Epic Beer Tasting in Richmond, VA, November 28, 2010. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a medium sized creamy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Nutty aroma with caramel and grainy notes. The taste is bitter leafy hops, caramel, toffee, apple. Medium bodied.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
LOL. Who put this in as an ESB? Big hoppy nose, lots of crystal malt and citrus hops. Taste is very sweet, moderately bitter, lots of citrus hops, lots of crystal malt/ice tea and caramel. Meh.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep golden color, white edge head. Nice aroma of pine forests. Taste is very bitter, lots of resin, dry finish. Tasty.
Cavie (3551) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can courtesy drfabulous. Slightly hazy orange color with a small head. Aroma is fairly heavy on hops. Malty nose with spiced rye. Flavor is dry with a big hoppy finish.