BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in no-nik imperial pint glass: Clean deep golden near amber hue with a lasting frothy head and good spotty lace. The aroma has notes of grassy and herbal hop, dusty pale malts, hint of crystal, very slight butterscotch British Ale yeast ester. The taste is smooth malt versus bittering hop balance. While not overly complex it is an easy drinker and far better than the other offering I had from this brewery. Slight acidic fruitiness from the yeast and some lingering metallic notes. The mouth feel is light to medium bodied with a sprite bite, tinny finish. Overall a solid drinker that methinks would be most excellent on handpull.
rondphoto (1951) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ John’s Grocery / Ipwa City IA --- Hazy dirty orange amber color, frothy sea of tan head, streaks of lace. Good aroma of caramel and malt. Taste is caramel malt that adds toffee and biscuit before adding light grass bittering in the finish. A typical, but really good English brew.
rubbishystuff (1836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From WLVL Lovely caramel malty ESB. Enough hops to keep things from being too sweet complex flavor but goes down easy. Serving: Bottle
TBone (12545) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Ravintola Kirjakauppa.
Clear nut brown color, small steady off-white head. Nutty caramelly aroma. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Nutty, caramellly, even a bit salty. Close to Fullers Esb. Perharps a bit less hoppy.
olio (6145) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ Oluthuone Pekko.
Pours clear amber color with a small head. Very nutty and malty aroma and flavor, mild hops on the nose, some caramel and dry fruity notes on the flavor. Somewhat creamy and slick palate with a bitter dry malty finish. A straightforward, typical English Bitter. Clean. A bit too English for me though. Decent anyway.
OwainTurner (315) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lovely silky smooth slightly fruity bitter. Very easy to drink with a slight off balance bitter finish.
Sizzler80 (459) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown pour with a good dirty white head. Quite subdued flavour and aroma profiles. Malty, yeast, fig, prune, grass, slight spice. Not bad.
AdiBeer (1034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: honey, molasses, bread and cereal. Appearance: dark clear amber, medium creamy white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: malty sweets expand, caramel, getting a bit dry in the average-long finish. Overall: excellent ESB, great aroma and palate. Pint at the Cheshire Cheese, Buxton.
Andy_ (670) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask @ Salhojankadun Pub
My first cask ale. No head at all, clear amber colour. Aroma and flavor have gooseberry, red currant and metal. Slight bite of bitterness. Medium full and flat palate. Doesn’t smell, look, taste or feel like a beer at all. Dunno, maybe I don’t get cask ales.
garthicus (2664) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown red, thick off white head. Aroma: grassy, a hint of malt, quite mute. Flavour: malty, a little raspberry, dark fruit, yeast, nice long bitter grassy finish.
wimpyjoe (3793) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish-brown with next to no head. Hopped with a sweetness and a touch sticky, leading to a small bitterness.