anders37 (24477) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Harcourt Arms, Oxford. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Malty toffee aroma with some hoppy hints. Slightly sweetish malty caramel flavor with some hints of hops and toffee. Long malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Cask at the Doric Arch. Amber colour with a slight head. Malty nose with some sprucey hops. Sweet toffee malt flavour with a bittering finish. Nothing to get too excited about.
KnutAlbert (6740) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nutty, very full flavour, some toffee, balanced by grassy hops which end up making this one of the most balanced and flavourful pints of cask ale to be found in London.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Volo.
Fruity hops aroma, fine malt, dark hazy copper, almost no head(tan)Majestic fresh hops taste, wonderous malt underpinning. Extremely well balanced, far too easy to drink. Lovely
asedzie (807) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of caramel, muted citrus fruit. Flavor is slightly sweet, sharp, resinous. Some aged flavors - dust, mushrooms, muskiness. Very full malt palate. Ideally balanced ESB.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 2
Intensity : 2
Yeast : 2   Bread : 1   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 4   Hay : XX   Toasty : 4   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : 3   Grainy : XX
Hops : 3   Noble(1)->American(5) : 2   Leafy : XX   Spicy : XX   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : 2   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : 1   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 3   Complex : 1   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 1   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: Tasty and very toasty example with nice cookie nuances.
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint in a Fullers pub near Liverpool St. Canít remember the name. Nice, full flavour quite suprisingly citrusy. Lots of malt and rasted grains. Very short finish, but this could be due to the beer being served too cold.
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Voloís ESB tasting. This is one of the best ESBs Iíve had (that being said, I donít usually like ESBs). Citrus, hops, fruity. A little thin on the body but certainly complex and well rounded which made up for it. Compared to Durhams and Mill Street (which were also sampled) it certainly measured up.
pivnizub (10310) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught (The Victoria, London) Deep reddish amber coloured, slowly diminishing off-white fluffy head, robust fruity (dark fruits, raisins) nose, hints of caramel and a fat hoppy touch; solid bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied; long lasting, lingering fruity-bitter finish with an increasing bitterness towards the very end. A well balanced, moreish Ale.............
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Doric Arch. Coppery, chestnut, slightly beige head. Served slightly too cold, so little aroma; Malty with some fresh hop. Some touch of chocolate and caramel in the mouth. Fruity and some alcohol. Some christmassy brandy. Finishes fruity sweet.