odinstyr (807) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2013
At Dubh Linn Square - as Dubh Linn ESB - Pours a clear copper with small white head. Smells of caramel, biscuits, hint of floral. Taste is sweet, mildly bitter - bready malts, mild bitterness, caramel. PhillyCraft (8202) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Pours clearish copper, with lots of carbonation, thin body. Light head and lacing. Aromas and flavor of caramel, malts, light hops, and other hard to pick up flavors. Sessionable beer but there’s better esb’s from england. jtclockwork (17655) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber gold with white head. Nose and taste of biscuit malt, caramel and baked bread. Slight dry toast finish with hints of hops. Lighter bodied. Travlr (26437) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Draft at the Pourhouse. Clear golden color, medium off white head. Aroma of straw and caramel. Taste is peppery and sweet hay. hfmejias (1297) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2013
12 FL. OZ. Bottle poured into beer glass... Dark orange color, malty aroma hints of caramel not too bitter, very pleasant beer with great taste.
BeerHawk (1811) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Poured orange with a thin off-white head. Very subdue hop aroma. The flavor found an initial grapefruit that turned to a toasted malt with a grass backing. Medium body with a citrus bitter aftertaste. Claymeister (74) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2012
12 oz bottle. Poured a golden orange color with a thin white head. Aroma was bready with some caramel. Smooth taste with a lightly bitter finish. Decent beer. LinusStick (3533) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Wow. I was pleasantly surprised by this one! Aroma was great. Strong caramel with a slight milkiness to it. Like a liquified Sugar Daddy candy. Pour was a nice medium gold with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was very nice as well. The strong caramel aroma carried through to the flavor. Very malty and sweet with just a hint of hops balancing out the finish. Overall a very good beer. KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2012
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear copper color with an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that was mostly diminishing down to a thin film with a small collar, thus producing poor spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a sweet bread malt and an earthy yeast with a note of caramel and a touch of dark fruit (cherries and plums).
The taste was lightly sweet and malty with a good dose of caramel throughout, with the finish being slightly fruity and lightly bitter yet still possessed a rather nice sweetness. The flavor only lasted a short while following the swallow, with a nice fruity malty taste left behind.
Mouthfeel was a step or two above light in body with a slightly watery texture and a somewhat mild carbonation.
Overall this was a pretty decent ESB that had a slight bitter ending, a sweet caramel middle and a very good drinkability...
berkshirejohn (6771) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
12oz bottle from The Foodery, Center City, Philadelphia. Pale amber with a loose cream head; farmyard aroma; rather strange in the mouth - a sudden rush of muddy and confused malts and hops - and then it’s all gone; leaving nothing. Very odd, and disappointing.