BMMillsy (974) - Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber from the bottle with a small off white head. Aroma of big dark fruit, black cherry, figs, plums, raisins, some bites, sweet candy sugar, some yeast. Really smells like a quad. Flavor follows the dark fruit with some cherry and slight bitter. Medium bodied, a bit slick, with low medium carbonation. This comes off as a Belgian dark ale to me, and is not bad at all.
EvanFriend (197) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Meh. Not great but not horrible. A bit fruity, maybe some raisins, could use some more balance. Too watery. Drinkable, but not the best.
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
11.2 oz bottle into a New Belgium tulip.
A: Pours a dark ruby color. The head is not only healthy looking at 2 fingers high, but also pretty dense in its texture. It fades away deliberately, leaving some lacing in the glass.
S: Honestly, Iím not picking much up here. A faint fruity character offset by a touch of chocolate, and neither qualities become any more assertive when warmed up sufficiently. Not a bad aroma, I suppose, just nowhere near as strong as it should be.
T: Again, itís not BAD, just overly mild. The flavor seems to pick up slightly on the finish and aftertaste, with faint caramel, brown sugar, and toffee. Maybe thereís a touch of mineral character here and there. Come to think of it, thatís the dominant note - mineral water. Yeah. Itís watery. Boo.
M: At first, it starts off too dense and rich for its lack of flavor, but manages to dry out nicely after the swallow. Itís not as easily downable as this should be; that doesnít make in undrinkable, though. Carbonation is appropriately low.
O: I mean, itís not a horrible brew by any means...itís just ridiculously mild to the point of total boredom. I can appreciate a good ESB when I come across it (Fullerís ESB), but among the endless pile of ESBs that are mediocre or worse in my opinion (namely, just about all of them), this one is in the íworseí category. Unless you really like ESBs, get something else instead.
Tom303 (38) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark mahogany colour smells sweet fruity and kind of roasted. Taste is full of fruit and sweetness with quite a strong bitter chocolate thing as well. Well balanced quite rich but smooth. Nice beer,
emabevington (2) - Liverpool, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nice beer, decent aroma get some caramel flavours in the taste and decent bitterness at the end, overall a nice bottled beer that is wildly available
OwainTurner (270) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice ale... Lost orignal rating. Looks beautiful in the glass. Fresh, fruity and morish. Need to re rate.
Foffern (995) - BodÝ, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Has a clear and deep reddish brown colour with a small beige head. Fruity aroma with dried fruit, hops, karamell and some oak. The flavour has more wood and grassy hops. The mouth feel is slick, and has a medium and lasting bitterness. A fruity ale with a nice hoppy touch.
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at British Beer Company, poured dark amber, strong malts with smooth hop finish.
EddieG1 (11) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark brown, reddish color, hardly any foam. The taste is anemic, metallic with a somewhat bitter finish.
Lorenasa (153) - Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2013
2.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours mahogany with very little lacing. Aroma of chocolate and molasses. Mouthfeel is overly fizzy. Hops overpowers the chocolate and caramel undertones.
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