yespr (34303) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is yeasty, slight smoked and caramelish. Bitter and roasted malty. Bitter and dry roasted finish.
oh6gdx (22073) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Amber colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is herbal, floral and mild grassy notes along with some crystal and bready notes. Flavour is crystal, caramel and some slight bready notes along with a mild nuttyness. Also some nice bitter floral and grassy hops in it. Stronger than the usual UK ESB, but otherwise quite true to the style (in a British way).
omhper (20675) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Deep ruby, mid sized head. Fruity black currant and hay aroma. Mid sweet with clean, blown up mouthfeel and medium body. Hay complimented by cane sugar. Near inky bitterness. Lack of malt softness in combination with sweetness and high bitterness kills drinkability.
anders37 (18904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark copper colour with a small off-white head. Malty dusty hoppy aroma. Sweet malty hoppy bitter flavor, with some hints of pine needles. Dry malty finish with some bitter aftertaste.
Leighton (13520) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at brother Charlie’s bachelor camp-out - CT, October 2013. Pours red-brown with a creamy topping. Tasty, bready, simple. Touches of sugary malts. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. More basic bready malts on the finish, low bitterness, faint leaves and fruit. Basic but tasty and easy-drinking.
Oakes (13270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber w/a finger of foam; Aromatic elements: currants, nutmeg, flowers, caramel apples, hops - northdowns maybe?); similar palate, great yeast notes; complex, flavourful, lovely stuff.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of nuts, toasted grain, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, citrus, earth, and florals with a moderately bitter finish.
argo0 (11957) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(SCBE2003): Clear amber with big beige head. Aroma is earthy, light sweet, caramel. Taste is light sweet, caramel, before strong earthy bitterness takes over, light floral and light grapefruit. Medium body, slightly chewy.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extra Special Ale-Ben Franklin Ale-on tap- 3.4
-Ben Franklin Ale-12 oz bottle-pours a big thick foamy tan head. Color is a clear copper/orange. Aroma is fruit, malt, hops. Taste is a nice balance of malt&hops. Refreshing, good occasional beer. 3.2
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival
dark amber, rich earthy malt aroma, mild malt flavor with just a touch of bitterness,
clear dark amber, whispy beige head, rich caramel malt aroma with light floral hops, light malt flavor, mostly dry, nice floral hop flavor and a long bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20