Msdrbeat (413) - Darnestown, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Victory Brewing. Okay. A bit warm too. Low carbonation. An average ESB in my opinion.
voyageurmike (246) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark golden, not much head. Faint grain aroma and full bodied. Mild malt sweetness with the bitter at the finish.
ryanscourt (1357) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Could imagine drinking this 100s of years ago in England. Great sweat malt flavor. Perfect on cask.
ttutony (840) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium hazy brown with no head. Tried on cask at Fatheads in Pgh. Not much on the aroma. Flavors of nutty malt and a slight earthiness. Easy drinking. Good example of the style.
mansquito (5109) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Local 44, Philadelphia: Pours amber with a white head. On cask by the way. Aroma is light caramel and dirt. Taste is a little sweet. Taste is pretty light. Body is a tad watery. Slight bitter finish with a sort of earthy aftertaste.
strongpieman (1647) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Cloudy Amber color thin head on cask. Very mild and light. Okay for style.
dlovell2 (1686) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served hand pulled at the brew pub in Downingtown, PA. Cloudy golden color with white head. Light malt aroma. Flavor was a bready malt with a mineral chewiness and a earthy floral hop finish.
Darkmagus82 (2233) - - JUN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review from 6-13-12-
Served on cask in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a lighter amber/yellow color with a one finger white head. The head faded fast giving only the lightest amount of lacing.
Smell – The smell is heaviest of a biscuit aroma. Mixed with this is caramel and some grassy and herbal aromas.
Taste – The taste starts out with a nice malty base with hints of caramel within. Toward the middle of the taste the smooth bready base remains, but the caramel fades a bit. While the sweet fades a somewhat yeasty and more herbal flavor take over the vacant position. Theses flavor carry the taste to a crisp end with a light hoppy flavor melding in.
Mouthfeel – While only at 3.9 % abv this beer is exceptionally creamy. It may be a part of the hand pull nature which leads to a lower level of carbonation, but the body is thick and very nice for the style of beer.
Overall – One wonderful session beer. It has good malty flavors mixed with some sweet and hop favors mixed within. Very drinkable.
kchampagne (116) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this one on a nitrogen tap at Engine 15. This is a great representation of the style. It’s very smooth with a light carbonation. Taste is nutty and minerally (if that’s even a word). This is a great session beer.
kidmartinek (4585) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at the pub. Hazy copper. Flaky white head. Fieldy, sweet English malt aroma. Fine lace. Distinctive English malt flavor with added sweetness. The cask makes it all the more flavorful and bitter since its damn near room temp. I thought it was better than the masses let on.