floydslip (231) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep mahogany beer with a thin light tan head. Rather soft nose of caramel, toffee, and prunes. Flavor is much richer with an initial sweetness of raisins, light molasses, and caramel that is bolstered by an unusual astringent bite all punctuated by a mild, but firm bitterness on the finish.Somewhat unusual beer that has its moments, but gets tiring after a while.
StuartC (56) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber-brown with a good & well-lasting off-white head; Aromas of berry fruits and soft leather; Medium bodied, smooth yet with a gentle bite; More fruitiness on palate, with hints of cracked pepper and woody spice. One of my regulars, a good staple drinkable session amber ale.
johnnymusky (465) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
nose is malty....sweet mouth light hops...a little fruity...decent...first beer from this brewer....(#403)
jjsint (1183) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (gift) consumed at home. Ruby brown. A bit of head, and not as much carbonation as you’d usually expect in a ’supermarket bitter’. Excellent nose: fruitcake, molasses, a hint of smoke. Blackberry and cooton candy. A sweet taste that is satisfying despite not really living up to the aroma. Balanced yet complex bitter finish. Quite a good recipe really, at a strength befitting the beer.
Derbeth (435) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark copper colour, rocky head that does not stay long, almost no lacing. Aroma is mostly herbal hops, some toffee. Light bitterness, the beer is rather dry, with bitter finish. Light body, soft carbonation, very easy to drink. Quite ok, although the taste might be more intensive.
BrewGoblin (532) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I don’t even know with Wychwood anymore. It’s either my favourite shitty brewery or my least favourite awesome brewery. I have never had one of their beers truly disappoint me, but I have also never had the pleasure of one truly wowing me. Even though as I drink this I am gradually increasing the score. Pretty, sure, but there is something weird and fruity going on here. Maybe I like it one sip. Maybe not the next. It’s like a light fruitcake or a mild plum pudding, some dark cherry liqueur got spilled in it. Like some brown with sexy nondescript jam on it. This one has some nice body, a lil’ chomp I reckon, better than their usual fare. Alrighty, now I want to watch "Oliver" so this must be a bit of okay then.
ordybill (480) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 500cl bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a nice caramel and malt aroma.
Appearance- A rich dark brown color with a tan colored head.
Taste-A toasted malt and yeast flavor with a caramel aftertaste.
Palate- A medium bodied brew with light carbonation and a slightly oily feel.
Overall- A really enjoyable ESB for me, I will definitely drink this again.
JohnCook101 (391) - - FEB 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep copper, sizeable beige head. Aroma is malty and floral. Flavours of biscuit, bread, dried fruit, light spice. Light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Better than expected.
Rammer (317) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Very caramel aroma and flavor, quite dense body. The taste is not too pleasant, and balanced.
MMR (452) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice ale. Pours a red glass and has a rich aroma of malts and a very nice slightly fruity aroma.