ThisWangsChung (826) - 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, I’m 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, it’s 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 there’s a touch of mineral character here and there. Come to think of it, that’s the dominant note - mineral water. Yeah. It’s 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. It’s not as easily downable as this should be; that doesn’t make in undrinkable, though. Carbonation is appropriately low.
O: I mean, it’s not a horrible brew by any means...it’s just ridiculously mild to the point of total boredom. I can appreciate a good ESB when I come across it (Fuller’s 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 ’worse’ category. Unless you really like ESBs, get something else instead.
sharkydodson (533) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
the aroma is caramel and fruity with hints of toffee, resin and vanilla... the taste is caramel with notes of dark fruits, toffee, some spicy herbs and resin... rough hoppy bitterness... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...
Mjp12 (688) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown, sweet malt aroma, under a thick head. Nice metallic bitter finish, not bad for a supermarket bottle
damjan (45) - CROATIA - MAY 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Pours brown-red color with big rich offwhite head. Strong malty smell. Coffee and caramel taste with pleasant bitterness in the end. Aftertaste is long and bitter. Nice beer.
skortila (4804) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. The aroma has caramel, nuts, earth, some bubblegum. Clear, red-brown coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste is light-moderate sweet, slightly bitter, has toffee, nuts, bubblegum, some earthy and flowery hops, bit metallic. Mwoah.
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a dark english beer that is covered in malts. Dark appearance and tan head that tastes malty.
DJpowerage (1) - Nantwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015 does not count
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Love the taste of this beer, It has a very distinctive flavour. It is dark in colouring and can be brought at a bargain.
huineman (364) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours ruby red, white head.
Aroma is chocolate, coffee, iron, iodine...
Fresh and sizzling, creamy, with a fine bitterness in the long finish.
fombe89 (420) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 07/05/2015
Color ambar, espuma blanca, Aroma y sabores a malta ycaramelo.
kptNemo (15) - GERMANY - MAY 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flasche 0,5 L. Antrunk leichte bittere. Malz, Karamel. Stabiler Schaum. Farbe dunkell Bernstein. Abgang sehr hopfig aber angenehmen.Ein leckeres Bier
Piw (310) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Flasche. Klar und rotbraun. Mittelgrosses Schaumkrone. Malzig. Leichtes Kaffeearoma. Leicht bitter im Antrunk, trockener Abgang.