adamjackson (1752) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby brown. Cherry and honey on the nose. Sweet with tree bark and raisins. Sweet but lacking something in the middle. Maybe it’s too dry. Has lots of oak.
Reid (1719) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz from Fred Meyer in S.Salem ( Commercial St. store).
Surprised to see this at Freddys hope this gives this small brewery a boost.
Certainty looks like an English style ale in my Imperial nonic glass..chesnut brown with a small creme coloured head. Attractive.
Smells of english hop,tobacco,toffee,light cocoa..very nice and very authentic.
Taste is the same as aroma with a bit of demerara sugar and hazelnut, lovely quite lovely.
Great palate to this one,low carbonation and smooth finish.
A very good English ESB really better than any i have tasted from American brewers
can8ianben (1278) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong sweet malt flavor throughout. Pleasant west coast hops and a nice bitter finish tie it all together. Really nice but rather immemorable.
Ferris (1267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Overwhelmed by caramels and toffee, but not too sweet. Very mild and creamy on the tongue. Mainly lightly toasted malts but not much else. A nice simple beer.
jjgmd (1053) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown copper color with a small head. Nose is sweet and caramel. Taste is sweet with fair amount of malt mixes with caramel. alcohol well masked and drinks easily. Finish is dry with soft carbonation and a medium texture. solid ESA. quaff score 7 / 10
neepsntatties (1030) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bailey’s Taproom in Portland, OR. Colour... amber with a thin head. Nose... crushed tea leaf and hibiscus. Palate... white sugar, bitter tea, some malt and, believe it or not, Smarties!
zgaier (1019) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a thin off white head and aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is toasty and sweet, of malt, caramel, and bread with a medium finish. Decent ale, drinkable and enjoyable but not full flavored.
Lagerboy (906) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber with a fading tan head. Aroma of caramel and dark roasty malts, which are nicely balanced with a generous amount of hops. Medium bodied, also some fruit and nuttiness. Slow bitter finish.
Nice stong ale. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a clear medium brown with some reddish highlights and a large (3-4 finger) light brown frothy head that had great retention, reducing to a med cap and having good streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a dark bread malt, floral hops and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of toffee, dark fruit (plums, figs and overripe grapes) and a mild nuttiness.
The taste was very malty with a nice toffee sweetness from the onset, becoming fully robust with a bold dark fruit presence and a mild hoppiness towards the finish. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow with a good fruity maltiness and a slight alcohol warming sensation left to linger.
Mouthfeel was just under medium in body with a dry oily texture and a ticklish carbonation.
Overall a fully robust and flavorful brew that possessed a nice light sweet fruitiness, which worked perfectly along with the slight hoppy presence...
BK7 (622) - Turner, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber. Light malty sweetness with nutty and roasted flavors. Caramel in the background. Smooth crisp finish.