KajII (783) - 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...
Dodgrblu (613) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Oberon in Ashland after quite a quest, middle of the road in all categories.
beersearcher (2334) - 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.
Squizzle (141) - Idaho, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great strong ale. Itís flavor is complex but nor over the top. The price is right and the beer makes you happy. Top notch Southern Oregon brew.
douglas88 (6135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Green Dragon. Pours a cloudy toffee color with a medium beige head. A sweet nose of caramel and fruit. The flavor is well done: toffee, chestnuts, very dusty, light fruity hops. Smooth, yeasty. Good.
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, 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 itís too dry. Has lots of oak.
ACHops (712) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Marination Ma Kai. Pours medium dark caramel brown with thin off white head. Aroma is nutty roasty malt with only a bit of hops. Taste is mild roasty caramel malt with a lightly spicy hop finish. For all the hops that went into this, they came out pretty light. Very much in line with an English Strong Ale though, if thatís what youíre looking for.
BK7 (741) - 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.
Reid (1923) - 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
Ratman197 (9961) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poure a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, graininess, earthiness, light tobacco and light tea. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavorsof carmel, toasted malt, earthiness and light graininess with a smooth dry lingering toasted malt finish.
jjgmd (1463) - 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