harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very fruity and yet nicely malty strong ale. Not quite well balanced, but yet very drinkable and quite tasty. A nice hop bitterness kicks in on the finish, great lingering flavors on the palate.
drpimento (2483) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, not great. Poured at a good temperature with an average off white head and some lace. Color is a very slightly hazy dark amber. Aroma is super mild with only a hint of malt and hop. Flavor’s like nose, carbonic tang up front, followed by bitter/sweet. Not a lot going on. Body and carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, average length, and forgettable.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours a light brown with orange tinting to it. The aroma is slightly woody with notes of caramel to it. Taste wise, I am getting quite a bit of cola taste. A little bit of English cider notes pop in and out as well and that also adds some sweetness to the proceedings. Also a bit of raisin in the distance. The beer really sticks to the roof of the mouth. I also capture some nutmeg like spicing at the back. Lots of notes here.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. My Border ancestors drank ale like this. Deep amber red with lasting off white head. Sweet malty aroma. Very full. Full bodied. Malt with some peatiness. Lasting malt finish, with enough hop to keep it honest. Excuse me, friends, I must now go and steal horses.
Reid (2080) - Salem, 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
ration (2022) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
140712. Tap at baileys taproom, portland. Aroma crystal malts, some hops. Metallic taste that destroys this.Thin bodied. But Not Bad.
jjgmd (1728) - 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
zgaier (1652) - 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 (1561) - 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)
can8ianben (1402) - State College, 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.