UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2008 A classic that I have finally got around to trying. Amber color, not much of a head and no lace. Very slight sweet smell of rum and butter-scotch in the nose. Bread, alcohol, and faint caramel taste. Bitter finish, as expected. Ok, but not worth the price.
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I know this beer is the "classic" ESB. First off, on tap, nicee copper color, light whitish head. Smelled like sugary maltness, and a little hops. I consider myself a fan of Premium Bitters, but there was something in the flavor of this beer, diacytl(spelling?) flavor of butterscotch that really turned me off. Other than that an OKAy beer.
sunevdj (4012) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2005 Pours a nice red amber with a quickly dissapearing head. Nice flavors of slightly toasted malts and hops. Bitter finish. I experienced funny hoppy burbs after this one.
scotty (1167) - SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin head,leaves nice lacework though. Big hoppy nose, hints of malt in the background, very nice. Palate explodes with a lovely mix of sweet malt and fruity hops, leaving a well balanced finish. A big complex brew, satisfying stuff. Morrisons Berwick upon Tweed
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
How can you go wrong with Fullerís. This beer is very smooth, not too bitter on the finish, just enough. There are better beers out there, but this is worth it.
Gmku (300) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Buttery and soft, malty, fruity hops. Just complex enough to stay interesting for a while. One of my favorites.
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2007 Aroma is fullers hoppy.
Taste is caramel, fullers usual hoppyness but with a well balanced use of malt.
I have to say this is one of the best iv had from fullers, well balanced, could go a few of them too.
I think this would go excellently with food so ill need to try it.
bubbleflubber (2197) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2005
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet prune and malt to the nose.... Pours a nice dark amber into the glass, with good carbonation (as opposed to the head). Flavor is ok for an ESB... hops kick in on the backside of the pull, in the mid-palate. Goes down fine. Not too overly-impressed, but I wonít throw it away.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sainsburyís. Dark orangey amber. Complex aroma of malt and hop in good balannce, bit of earth, toast, apricot. Good body. Long finish. Good stuff, but better on draught.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber with a very thin white head. Head goes away quickly. Smells of lightly fruity malt and tea leaves.
Taste is also of fruity malt (apples, plum, maybe spiced raisin) and some hoppiness in the finish but not what I would expect from a bitter. Mouth is crisp and refreshing. Itís OK for drinkablility. Iíve made my way through most of the sixer I picked up and have yet to figure out the appeal of this beer. Pretty boring and not very tasty to me. Maybe an old sixer, maybe just not my thing.