argo0 (12433) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(cask) Lightly hazed amber body topped with beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, floral, light wood, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, floral, some earthy, perfume. Smooth light-medium body.
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on hand pump-pours an off white head that laces and hazy copper color. Aroma is medium malt, earthy/funky. Taste is medium malt, earthy/funky, some caramel/toffee and single malt whisky notes, English hops bitterness.
BeerandBlues2 (10908) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Pours clear copper with a large, creamy and frothy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), average hops (earthy, grassy), and light esters (fruity) with notes of butterscotch. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), average hops (earthy, herbal), and light esters (fruity) with notes of butterscotch. Medium body, carbonation, and creaminess, low warmth with a dry and biting finish.
Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the brewpub. Pours a hazy amber with a thin fizzy white head. Below average head retention. Aroma of caramel, bready notes and faint floral hops. The taste is toasted malts, faint caramel, an almost chocolate note and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. Very dry. Lively carbonation. Nice.
hopscotch (10198) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft... Murky caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Herbal, earthy nose. The flavor releases subtle notes of grain with light sweetness and a hint of pungency. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. Finishes crisp and fairly clean.
3fourths (8697) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5oz glass at the brewery. Clear rusty colored body with a white head. Corse, bready, toasty scent, but surprisingly it doesn’t taste like bread at all... it’s corase for sure, grainy and sharp, but it reminds me more of a brown ale with some moderately corase grains and some slightly aggressive hops. A strange beer, I’m afraid I don’t get the ESB in this one.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap Sep. 2008: Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin ring of white head. Aroma of sweet toasty caramely malts and crisp English hops. Body starts with good fullness and sweet roasty caramel notes with a clean resiny hop balance before a crisp bittersweet finish. A nice ESB.
kramer (5431) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, at brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy amber body. Aroma is light toasty malt with a light hopping and a touch of butter. The flavor is dry and toasty with light bitterness and some biscuity malt. Lighter bodied and easy drinking, this was not too bad, thankfully I didn’t taste any butter that was hinted at in the nose.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler courtesy of MaltDawg from the brewpub on 04/10/2009. Somewhat hazy orange body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet bready and grainy aroma with a bit of caramel. Sweet grainy flavor with some bready notes and a bit of earthy hops. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hand pulled draft. My immediate impression is a gold Guinness from the looks of it. Pours a nice gold-orange color with a small, creamy white head. The nose is faint with bits of malt, grain, and a bit of soap. Virtually no carbonation and a slightly dry mouthfeel. The palate is a little on the weak side with notes of toated malt, a touch of caramel, a little earth, and the soap makes an appearance. The beer finishes fairly clean with a lingering bitterness the whole time. Beautiful lacing the whole way down. Not bad, but not the brewer’s best work. The soap nose and palate make me wonder if my glass had some residue so I will definitely re-rate in the near future.