explosivedog (2001) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 9, 2017
On handpull at Galbraith’s. Pours red brown without head. Smooth low carbonated body. Nuts, dried figs, plums, yeasty. Pretty decent. Tstamba (786) - Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Pint at Deacon Brodie before the tattoo 2016. Golden amber with one finger thick foamy white head. Nicely balanced toasted malt and English bitters...
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[8415-20160531] Cask. Light maple taffy malt aroma. Slightly hazy, dark orange red body with a quick foamy off-white head. Light corn and toasted malty sweet grains flavour has a noticeable black tea bag note in the finish. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
jercraigs (11312) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2016
(@ Galbraith’s Alehouse, Auckland, NZ)
2016-05-31. Lightly hazy dark red-amber body, headless. Aroma of caramel and toffee malt, lightly fruity notes. Flavour is malty up front, lightly toasty malt has a very English impression to it. Average to light bodied palate, no carbonation. Under carbonated, not necessarily at it’s best, just okay. 5-6/3/5-6/3/12+ On cask at Galbraiths, Auckland, NZ.
nickd717 (5094) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Cask pours clear deep amber with a small but lasting white head. Coconut and non-coco nut aroma, good enough to make you...um...nut. Went there. Boom! Medium body with soft carbonation. Fooooking. Gooooood. Beeeeer.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 24, 2013
The head is ok, the body darkbrown. It smells malty, chestnut, fruity, darkmalty. The taste is malty, aromatic, hoppy, bit creamy, fruity, aromatic. Tasty! 13/13/12/13/-/13 sm89walt (2096) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2013
Cask - Galbraith’s Alehouse, Auckland. Poured with a fine and fading loose off-white head atop a clear chestnut brown coloured body. Lovely nutty, earthy, biscuity and gently toasty malts complemented by a choice mid-fruit character and grassy, leafy English hoppiness. Light to medium body, soft mouthfeel and a lingering almost grapefruity hoppiness in the finish. Lovely stuff and a taste of home. That soft tangerine on the nose is a joy. Yes, this is gorgeous. Simple but gorgeous. Juicy fruits in the aftertaste. Immensely drinkable. At 5.2% it’s not an ideal session bitter but I won’t let that stop me... Come all the way to NZ and sit in an English-styled pub drinking ESB? Hell yes. It’s not my favourite style for nothing and this more than justified my preference on a rainy mid-winter afternoon. Stew41 (2139) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUL 13, 2013
Served at room temp. Soft and flat, friendly caramel right through the palate and mild bitterness to finish. Must be off hand pump. NeuroPliny (250) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. Pours copper red with a generous head that leaves ample lacing. Aroma is a rich bouquet of dark malts and hops. The flavour delivers on the aroma with sweet malts balanced with lively hops. Long finish. Oakes (19712) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
Copper colour and the head died. Very spicy aroma - cumin, five spice, and maybe some D. Malty palate, very spicy, caramel, some juiciness in the finish.