gam (2662) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large fawn coloured head on a dark red/brown coloured ale,good carbonation.Aroma malted and cooked hops and barley.Flavour,bitter,creamy,oily taste okay,not a lot of other flavours,caramel(smooth)fruit taste may be yeast.Finish,malty,mild bitter,dry,not the best.
bluevegie (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown body with an almost light tan head. Aroma is a little caramel and some cane sugar. Little thin in the taste, some dark fruit along with the caramel, some roasted notes as well, drinks alright but not a turn on.
jps56 (5) - USA - MAY 3, 2008 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). Nice caramel color--perfect color in this style. Overall, a bit thin--doesnít meet expectations given the color. Less spice and less full than other winter warmers. Bottom line: Would drink anytime, but would only buy on sale.
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to father. Aroma is ruby malts, raisin darker fruit character, grassy hop. Taste is similar quite rich but yet thinner than i wanted. A nice drink indeed, however more body and it could be quite a beast.
Ibrew2or3 (5777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5L bottle pours amber with tan head and moderate lacing. The aroma has a nice barleywine sense to it with tasty dark fruity esters and some vague spice. The taste seems like a very mild barleywine with fruity esters of raisins, boysenberries and sweet cherries. Thereís also hints of roasted malts, chocolate malts and vague winter ale spices. Not big and bold enough to be a real winter warmer but a suitable warm up.
DandyWolfFloyd (378) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mmm. Good stuff in that heavy duty bottle. Itís aroma is a bit nutty, maybe some malt seeps through as well. Itís a reddish colored brew, with a minor head. Flavor is great, a little sweet a little malty. Its definitely one of the best ESBs Iíve had to date. Itís rather smooth, very nice.
bigrond (1347) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was a fairly decent brew. I always passed on this one but at a beer fest you donít pass on anything. I liked it, but itís not something I will íhuntí for. Good enough but not great.
Goodgrief (1720) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dec. 2007 - Dark brown pour with nice head and lacing. Weak aroma of nuts and metal. The flavor in this one had some caramel malts and significant nuttiness, some dark fruits and earth and a faint sweetness and an herbal hop twang. Not overly flavorful and maybe a little thin. Creamy feel on the tongue and just a slight warming burn made this an enjoyable, if unspectacular brew. Iíd drink it again if offered to me, but probably wouldnít seek it out.
ApisAles (1401) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty mediocre. Poured a thin brown color with little head. Smell was slightly caramel, but nothing to strong. Flavor was flat and boring. A bit malty and a bit sweet, but not much going on with this one.
cheap (3376) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet beery smell. Appearance is cross between rootbeer and dark ginger ale. Taste is rather alky. Malty and strong, too! Finish is medicine linger. Nice label on this bottle, I heart sunsets and sunrises. Heheheh.