omhper (21285) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish amber. Big perfumy hop aroma. Medium bodied. Intensly hoppy, citrusy aromatic finish.
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber; earthy hop nose; all about the Goldings - highly original stuff here, if I had just walked out of the biosphere following a twenty-year stint. Every brewer in Ontario makes this beer.
brokensail (13245) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The beer pours a very murky dark brown color with a creamy off-white head with nice sticky lacing.
S: A nice nuttiness to the beer with some toasted malts. Still somewhat hoppy, actually. There’s a bit of a rubber cement smell to it as it warms up, as is a green apple note.
T: Green apple and citrus hops. A bit of straw, and a light astringency. Toasted malts with a little bit of bread to it. A little bit of sweetness, but not all that much.
M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: Better than expected, but still plenty of flaws.
argo0 (12122) - Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer! Pine/caramel aroma suggests a nice balance between the hops and malts. The flavor backs it up -- nice hoppiness backed by good malts. The beer is copper colored with minimal head.
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a light tan head with bubbles and copper/brown color. Aroma is northwest hops, some medium malt. Taste is medium malt, northwest and English hops, which makes this a lost effort to my taste and finishes thin. OK carbonation.
hopdog (9841) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium copperish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, citrus, caramel, and earthy. Tastes of caramel, earthy, toasted grains, and some toffee.
Sammy (9553) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Dr. Jay. Pours a golden yellow with a bit of white head, and leaving a bit of white lace. Mild English hops in aroma. Very smooth drinking, sessionable, and leaving a bit dry palate. A very good ESB. My be aye 3k.
3fourths (8602) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Troegs a large tan head settles down on top of a dark brown walnut colored body. Nose of fresh English Ale yeast, pungent and nutty with whiffs of peanut shells, crackers and caramel, and a faint smell of dried, aged woody hops. Flavor is similar, bright and fresh, that’s the best thing, and the yeast is again nutty and full of peanut shell and cracker flavors, with a small resinous chewy caramel malt flavor as well. Ok to above average, but certainly not anything outstanding.
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep coppery colored with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is fruity hops, caramel malt, perfumy rosey florals, mild berries. Tastes hoppy, piney, with floral, berry, honeydew, and spicy notes. Not bad, but not among my favorite scratches.
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured rich coppery amber with a majestic cap of beige head.. some rolling carbonation up the sides of the glass.. beautiful! The aroma picked up toasted toffee and caramel upfront surrounded by juicy medium-dark fruit and grassy hoppage.. almost a hint of coffee way deep down.. nice! The flavor opened with juicy medium-skinned fruit and grass hoppage with higher medicinal tones.. toffee supported the middle with a dry, scratchy impression.. picked up some caramel sweetness toward the back.. quite bitter overall, leaving a bring feel at the end. Medium-bodied and a bit sharper than it should’ve been at times on the palate.. I really dug the spicy, bitter finish. Solid brew.