TaxiDriver (1678) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. A rather red colour with a fast disappearing head, very malty aroma. The taste is also rather malty, a typical british ale - not bad but nothing special. A everyday beer
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 13, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Large stubby bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a deep burnt amber color, with a minimal tan colored head. Aromas are of burnt sugars, dry oak logs, musty basements.
Flavors are of chalk, burnt wood, dry oak leaves. Medium mouthfeel. Medium body. Not a good ESB in my book.
Too dry & astringent for my tastes.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a tan head. Malty bready aroma with dried fruits. Malty flavour with a nice bitterness.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2007 50 cl can, 4,3% (Norwegian). Cloudy amber with off-white head.Fruity malt, ok bitterness. A bit thin, watery body. I want more bitterness in my bitter.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours a dark cherry wood color with a farily large beige head. Aroma is slight musty grass, fruit. Taste mild grass hops with some caramel. Finish is mildly dry. In between the sip and finish there was a very distinct layer of water as far as feel and taste ( as in liquid with no taste) very odd as it happened only a couple of times.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - APR 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a clear mahogany body with a one finger beige head. Sheet lacing left behind. Aroma of bready toasty crystal malt and floral and spicy hops. Faint note of mineral in the taste, joining with bitter unripe pears, toasty malt, and dominating floral and spicy hop bitterness. A decent English bitter.
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, light toastiness, and notes of fruit. Flavor of caramel, hops, and nuts.
robinvboyer (3999) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
not much of an aroma, you typical bitter, dry ESB smell. Flavou is much the same, nothing special, english hops, and a nice malt barbone, kinda wattery though. A decent ESB.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear and carbonated red with a huge solid head that slowly began to resemble a tree stump. British crystal malt, minerals, CO2 and spicy hop aroma. Straightforward caramel malt flavor, fruioty and clean + lightly tart with supporting maltiness. A bit oxidized. Finishes with perfect bitterness and lingering sticky hops. Pretty good but I would like to have it on draught.
Finn (6116) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can 0,5l - 4,3%. Brown golden coloured. A large creamy tanned head. Strong hoppy aroma with fruity hints. Caramellish flavour. Soft rounded mouthfeel. A bit one dimensional taste, but some bitterness in the aftertaste. A good canned beer.