timtheenchanta (70) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big rocky head with thin sticky lacing. Light reddish orange color.
Smells of dark berries. There’s a hint of sugar in the nose that I would get occasionally.
Slightly bitter malty taste with hints of chocolate and toffee.
Good creamy mouthfeel with a smooth creamy palate that sticks around enjoyably. I’ll have this one again.
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Swedish "Systembolaget". Dark brow color, tan head. A bit wiener or bayern malt scent and taste. Medium body, rather low bitterness. Sweet aftertaste.
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 1, 2006
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 43F Pint Glass. Malty aromas, citrus notes maybe lemonbars, very nice and approachable. A ruby-Amber apperance with a light tan head of verying bubble makeup, decent lacing. Taste is of a banana split, fruity, with mild chocolate notes that finish slightly bitter with a touch of roasted almonds.. A touch of roasted malts. Mouthfeel is very light, slight carbonation, a bit watery. A bit of a disappointment after the great nose and head on it, I wish it was a bit bigger, not a bad ESB but not a great one either.
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown, with a creamy coloured head, which faded quickly. Very malty aroma, some winter fruits. Taste is a little bitter, not too sweet. Mouthfeel is slightly syrupy, flat and thick. Nice drinker
Fin (9214) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Tesco Bicetser 29-05-06. Dark brown coloured beer that had a small off white head, slight detection of fruits and malt in aroma, taste is a bit too sweet and plain have they tampered with the recipe? I always recall that it tasted better than this. Fine enough but nothing special.
TaktikMTL (6919) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille claire de 500 ml achetée à l’ANB de Caraquet (N-B) lors d’un séjour dans la péninsule acadienne. Arôme: Odeur de céréales rôties et de fruité. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de céréales rôties. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’une légère amertume en arrière goût. (Ratin #495)
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 22, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Freakin Frog. Medium amber/brown with a off white creamy head. Good fruity but not too sweet aroma and flavor. Nice caramel beer.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colored, slight hints of red. Little beige head. Sweetness, chocolate, bitterness and mild citrus in aroma, good bitter aroma. Medium bodied. Fruits, bitterness, mild chocolate in flavor, aftertaste has mild citrus with bitterness and medium carbonation. Well balanced bitter.
ElGaucho (2374) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Beer on the Pier Chicago. Buttery, ESB aroma...very nice. Clear dark amber with a small, off-white whisp. Decent lace. Pretty darn enjoyable. Seemed a little too cold. Solid. Maybe not quite at Fullers ESB level, but close. Seems a little underrated; perhaps my rating was skewed a little by the attractive old English style booth from which it was served.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2011 Canned. A dark brown coloured beer which pours quite flat looking. The aroma has some fruity malts but a tin feel to it - more from the pasteurisation than the dispense method - The taste seems quite old aleish with some deep fruits and notes of liquorice but lots of caramel. Decent at first but seems very artificial then becomes very sickly sweet and sugary.Score 2.6
Subsequent ratings scored 2.8, 2.5, 3.1, 2.7 and 3.2. Average becomes 2.8