Dfonorow (805) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is light brown with a slight red tint and a finger-wide head that lasts for a while. Aroma is of rye grains, cloves, slight hop bitterness. Flavor is balanced nicely and starts off malty but transitions into bitter/dry. Notes of apricot, caramel, bready malts, citrus hops. Creamy mouth-feel, good.
olr1984 (707) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber from 3 floyds. Pours deep amber with a small off white head. Floral and citrus aroma. Peach caramel and hop taste.
rxeight (791) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
New batch. Lord Rear. Had this last year but remember it being quite different. Although the last year i did sit on it for a while. Orange copper pour. Very hop agressive. Lots of citrius and apricot, the signature 3 floyds hop. But this is really out of place in this ESB. Lots of carmel malt that you would find in a bitter. But doesnt blend well. I dont remember it having these hops last time.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
copper color, aroma of toast, earthy notes, grass hops, same flavors, very good ESB
conway (901) - - MAR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with a big white head. Nose isn't as strong as I'd like, but it's complex with lots of earthy hops, citrus and caramel. Deep caramel malt takes center stage in the taste, supported again by piney and citrusy hops. Great soft palate with a lively carb. Very nice ESB.
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craftycarl21 (2073) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle purchased fresh from the brewery. This beer is atrociously poundable. Pours a beautiful clear copper with a frothy white head. Nose and flavor bring lovely earthen loam, fresh spicy green hop, touches of rye and beautiful bready malt balance. So nicely put together, and gorgeous, drinkable palate. An impressive American ESB interpretation.
rhsiung (491) - USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
i wonder what the tweaks were. went nicely with the pepperoni, rosemary red sauce, giardinera, pork belly, mozzarella, and goat cheese pizza. on tap @ brewpub. rating #1!
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. amber with two finger head. nice hoppy ESB. hops are definitely english-style. pretty easy drinker.
imaragingbull (549) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wish I took more notes apart from: Creamy, hoppy nose. Light medium body, just good! I recall it was.. obviously enjoyed too much to detail..
Spab (1972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at St. Bock. Pours a clearish amber colour with modest-sized white-ish head. Aroma is earthy hops and caramel malts. Flavour is very richly malty with toffee and fruit as well as a nice earthy hoppiness. Average body. Moderate bitterness in finish. Pleasant.