edognight (7) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loved the deep copper color and high protein head. Pint can, but that didnít bother me at all. Rich malty flavor and nice carbonated tingle. Ií. not sure about the aroma, Iíve heard ígrassyí and íflat.í Flavor is a wonderful full balance of caramel, mellow bitter and a tiny hint of citrus. I love this beer.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving glass: Poured from can into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Cloudy, dark orange with foamy off-white head that lasts awhile and leaves light lacing.
Aroma: Citrus and loads of caramel and toasted malts.
Taste: Very malty caramel backbone accented by toasted malts and a very light tea-like characteristic. Strong citrusy American hops combat the malts, with a piney, spicy and bitter finish. Overall, malty but very bitter.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, creamy and smooth medium to full body, dry finish.
Overall: Never had a Double ESB before. It is quite good, but primarily seems to be a malt-focused IPA. Almost a DIPA, but not quite. Overall, fairly impressive.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz can-pours a light tan head with trailing lace and hazy amber color. Aroma is resin, medium malt-caramel. Taste is drying resin hops bite, medium malt-caramel, peat.
thomas15 (589) - USA - FEB 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cant believe that i havent rated this. Fuckin Badass Beer. About as much beer you can have in a beer. so much stuff in this beer. not a diverse amount of stuff, but tons of the most important stuff. malt and hops. try this beer whenever you can, it is a real treat it you like big beer. itís definitely a double esb in every way. this would be soooo good barrel aged. they have to know. that. itís quite obvious that this is just a low alcohol barley wine really. nutty roast with pine hops. this beer is so american. i love it
BeerKurve (361) - - MAR 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy Brown/Orange color with a hefty sized head and boatloads of lacing left behind. The flavors consist of Piney/Citrus/Floral Hops, bready-biscuits and some sweet caramel. This is also a very malty beer, even by IPA standards. Itís medium bodied with an almost chewy thickness to it, but itís smooth and creamy thanks to the lack of carbonation. Overall, itís an excellent IPA that any fan of the style should check out.
ElGaucho (2120) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Really hoppy aroma. Murky, dark amber. Really nice white frothy head and lace. Very hop forward flavor but smartly maintains the essence of
the ESB style. Along with their stout, which i had tonight, gained a new appreciation for Tallgrass as a brewer.
portableparty (1880) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2011 Can. Pour is copper red and hazy tough to see though it, and soapy tight head with solid lacing. Aroma has big malt and faint grapefruit. Taste starts out sweet malt and finishes with bitter hops, I really notice the hops. Palate is sticky and chaulky with a dry finish. Tasty!
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours nice goldish color with beautiful off white head. Glad to see listed here as an ESB instead of an IPA, because the hopiness is really balanced and smooth, not harsh enough for an IPA. Irregardless, very tasty ESB, my favorite of this style to date. 7.2% is nice too btw.
mbsmith (72) - Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
First half in a regular pint glass, second in English pint (which was definitely better.) Looks a little darker than a normal ESB but still a nice light copper with a hint of cloudiness. My nose is a bit stuffed up but i can tell this is going to be a hoppy ESB- a little nuttiness in the aroma, too. Light tan 2-finger head, good carbonation. Grapefruit hops are balanced nicely with the malts. Definitely containing English components even if it isnít a typical ESB . Almost no sweetness in the malt backbone, which is good. Dryness starts in the middle and lingers long after the finish. Bubbles are small enough that the palate can be crisp but still have a hint of smooth/creamy. Probably my favorite Tallgrass beer. Very well done.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 pint can. Itís rare, these days, to have a beer that actually MAKES me want to rate it. This, however, is one of them. Pours a murky gold with a massive, rocky light tan head. Excellent sticky lace - a rather pretty glass of brew. Big herbal nose, some orange citrus, caramel and a tannic tea note. Medium bodied, this beer is bigger than itís humble can - more herbal-ish tea flavors, dry citrus and something herbal and spicy. Finishes drier than expected, with the spicy herbal flavors hanging to the sides of the tongue. A hoppy beast matched with a strong malty spine. Really enjoyed this! A bargain at a bit over $2.