Bork (461) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Thick, robust and heavily malty amber with lots of fruit and some roasted notes. A bit of tartness on the finish that doesn’t fit in, but all in all a good representative for a difficult style. bubblehouse (1556) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2015
No aroma and a little bit of a unpleasant taste. Wasn’t all that good but worth trying. katrinaez (2247) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2015
Someone else said it right, sour Milk and bitter brown flavor. Aroma is light. Would not have again. Bottle Patrickctenchi (6731) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Copper with a puffy beige head.
Nutty, caramel aroma.
Flavour is earthy, bitter nut, toasted caramel malt.
Almost a lactic tang to it.
Below average. shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle. Sour milk and caramel malt aroma. Amber with moderate light tan head. Lightly sweet caramel malt, sour milk, and lightly bitter weed/quinine flavor. Unpleasant.
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours a mostly translucent amber with a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of light caramel, light citrus, toffee and toasted nuts. Flavor of toasted malt, caramel, light citrus and tobacco. ttutony (944) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Light brown with a white head. Weak aroma of caramel. Sort of thin on the palate. Moderate hop bitterness. Malt profile isn’t quite as full as it needs to be for the style. Bricks (1150) - Delaware, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Smells of molasses, great appearance. Tastes metallic and malty. Not great. madchemist83 (272) - USA - FEB 13, 2015
Slight toffee aroma. Pours amber. Very bland. No real bitterness or malt flavor. Probably cheap ingredients. Almost like it’s diluted. Darkmagus82 (2303) - - OCT 13, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-22-14-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served an deep amber color with a one finger off white colored head. The head has a decent level of retention, fading to leave a moderate level of streaky on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer lighter overall with some aromas of toasted malt and a little bit of caramel sweetness. Along with these smells are some light earthy and grassy smells with just a hint of biscuit mixed within.
Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit and toasted malt flavor with a lighter level of caramel sweetness. As the taste advances so too does the caramel increase in intensity, but it does so only temporarily, with it again fading a bit as the flavor advances more toward the finish of the taste. Once the caramel starts to dwindle some hop flavors of a more earthy and grassy nature come to the tongue. These remain relatively light overall, and when mixed with the bit of caramel sweetness and the rather toasted malt flavors of the brew, end up leaving a rather clean and crisp lightly roasty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Both suit the flavor profile rather well, making for a very easy drinking brew that is rather refreshing overall, but yet still adequately stacked in flavor.
Overall – A rather easy drinking beer. Although a little light in the bitter department for a esb and in many ways more amber ale in nature in my opinion, it is decently flavorful and easy drinking none the less.