grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Burnt orange beer. Thick head when poured and then nothing but a trace of treacly goo. Nose is right on. Dry and yet fruity bitterness from the malts. Like dried fruits. sweet but retaining a sense of dry funkiness tat adds a complex delight. Primarily sweet though. Slight hop presence. Hops shine on the palate though. Malts flood the corners of the mouth at first and then an acrid bitterness overwhelms your mouth. Piney and dirty sticky aftertaste. Dried fruits linger. Palate is firm and weighty. Good beer HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Murky copper with a nice white head and good lacing. Nice biscuit/bread and grassy aroma. Nice bready malt flavor with grassy hop bite. Very balanced flavor. Great bitter.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2007
DH Trophy Bitter: Pour is nice warm reddish amber with a thin tan head...smell is sweet with caramel, molasses, and chestnuts...taste is slightly sweet with some nice sweet bread flavors...a lot like Hawaiian bread...light hints of a metallic bitter finish...nice chewy mouthfeel... Andrew196 (1973) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2002
Not a bad bitter at all. Started out with the sweetness of Fullers and ended pleasantly. Not as addicting as Fuller's but good nonetheless. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
On tap at the Draught House 42nd Anniversary Party.
The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the caramel and bready malt. The flavor is a mix of grassy and earthy hops with some bready and caramel/toffee malts. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2002
Pretty decent bitter beer. Served in a tall 23oz glass, the beer started a lot better than it finished. Definitely drinkable, but not as good as some other ESB's. kidmartinek (5001) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2008
A dark amber beer, sightly opaque with a tiny head. Aroma is of bitter, roasted malt. Taste starts out maty with notes of toffee, coffee, and cocoa. Then a medium-heavy bitterness develops from the hops. Mouthfeel is rich and has a strong bite. I wouldn’t say it’s highly carbonated, just sharp. Finishes with a medium roasted malt flavor and a hint raspberry and chocolate. mar (5436) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2009
on tap. deep amber with a cream head. fruity,bready malts with a slight toastiness and some chocolate. nice on the palate wiht a flavor of roasted malts, chocolate and light smoke. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Orange pour with creamy white head. Caramel malt and perfumy hops. Light caramel malt with floral hop bitter. Thin and watery. a pretty nice beer. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
(Draught) rich amber, effervescent with fine white bubbles. Nose of raw grain, honey, light fruit. Taste of persimmon, raw grain, honey, lightly bitter, complex, grain mash. Well carbonated and a bit dry on the palate finish.