jrob21 (3878) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Great looking amber color with an off white head that adds a creamy texture to the overall experience. Malt body is decent with a nice sweetness and caramel flavor added in. Aroma is surprising with a little bit of citrus. The overly bittered up english style here is much more reminiscent of an american hop profile but I like it. The hop flavor profile is sticky pine on the finish with a bit of citrus mid palate. From my new friend out west. Thank you. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2010
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 03/08/2010
Fruity aroma. Amber coloured a little rich on the palate and strong in alcohol with a hint of dryness in a bitter malt finish. carruthm (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2010
bottle, slightly bitter taste with not much else interesting to note. Faintly orangeish color mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Reddish gold, thin off-white head. Very faint aroma, malty. Malt-forward and then a big hit of bitterness, slight dark cherry note on the finish. Low carbonation and light body. yespr (48917) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
From cask. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a bubble white head. Aroma is mild hoppy and fruity. Sweet and wooden malty, caramelish, slight breadish. Bitter and dry into a mild wooden and flat caramelish malt finish.
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Very nice amber orange color, foamy beige head. Aroma of mild caramel grain and floral hops. Taste has a perfect balance of malt and hop with a medium body and a short lingering bitterness. Very well done and at $6.50 a sixer it’s a go to beer anytime. bhensonb (15973) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Bottle from Ben (aka SuzyG...). Pours amber with a foamy 4 finger beige head. Aroma is floral over mildly roasted caramel. Medium body; pretty foamy carbonation. It is hoppy. Floral, not harsh or super bitter. It’s very hoppy. The guys over the pond might die, but I think this is the way ESB should be. Been looking for this for a long time. Worth the wait. Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2010
12 oz bottle from Fred Meyer - Not much in the way of aroma, but the taste is quite good. Hoppiness without a ton of bitterness. Very good balance. Quite a good beer. DuffMan (10772) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber, off-white head. Aroma and flavour of toffee, tea, and quince. Mildly bitter finish. Solid, but nothing to freak outabout. cgarvieuk (26374) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2010
Bottle at Cloisters tasting ... copper ... soft american hop fruits ... little creamy nose ... soft fruits ... malts ... light toasted oats ... light hop linger.