boto (1912) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Brewpub: This one pours a clear, very dark amber color. There was absolutely no head on it, nor was there any lacing. The nose is good: lots of malts to it. Mainly caramel with a touch of biscuit. The taste is good. Lots of malts, a touch of biscuit and spice. There are some hops trying to give it a hint of bitterness but are not succeeding.
AirForceHops (3931) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Visited the brewpub 1/25/2014. Dark amber color. Nose is simply caramel malts. Flavor has light biscuit, caramel malt and a very faint fruity note.
Body is back by toasted grain. But let’s talk about the body, why is it so thin? I mean the flavor is here but the watery texture really detracts from it. Find a way to beef up the body because it’s possible this has something going for it. I nearly forgot to rate it. Yeah, it needs something to make it memorable.
Braudog (5949) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Same reddish amber as most of their lineup. The aroma hints at pie cherries. And it drinks with a fruit syrup thing, in both mouthfeel and taste. Mildly rich malt, and a cloying finish. I want waffles, (#4908, 1/15/2013)
Ernesto987 (4288) - Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on draft at brewery, this one is very odd, toasty and malty, like a german beer, very thin and watery body that kind of screws it
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub. Deep amber beer with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly toasty with a soft sweet crackery character. A little bit of toasted malt and some other sweet caramelly flavour. Very clean maltiness with a bit of noble zesty hoppiness over the clean base. Munich malt flavour really comes out. A very simple, but surprisingly complex ale. I don’t really think this is an ESB... more alt than anything.
argo0 (11856) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, toasty caramel. Taste is medium sweet, toasted caramel, some orange. Light-medium body. Nice but a little one-dimensional.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours coppery with a thin white head. Smells of citrus, some flowers, pine, roses, some spice. Taste yields some nice dry pilsnery hints coupled with lots of spices and a fruity finish.