dlovell2 (2379) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2017 BarleyandVine (56) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice looking, but little aroma. Flavor is spot on with good hop flavors and supporting malt character. A bit of smokiness that was surprising.
Pours amber with an off white head. Biscuit malt aroma with herbal hops. Flavor is caramel malt with biscuit notes. Earthy herbal hops finish. kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2017
Pours a clear amber body with a small tight bubbled beige head. The nose is toasty and husky malt with a minimal leafy English hoppiness. The flavor is pretty solid, toasty and dry with just a touch of bitterness on the finish. Lighter bodied with a dry and lightly bitter finish. Decent esb.
3/7/7/3/15 bnokk (548) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2017
APPEARANCE- medium dark amber. Lacks head.
NOSE- little malt. Darth of hop.
FLAVOR- malt forward, also lacks much noticeable hops - thankfully. But it's also not particularly bitter, which is what I'm looking for. svenish (1) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2017 does not count
Solid malty flavor with dark fruit—raisins, dried plumbs—toffee, toasted bread and a hint of roasted grain.Slightly spicy hops with a fairly clean finish. santandrea (9) - - SEP 8, 2017 does not count
Nice malty beer which is slightly dark caramel colored.
Taste was nice bitter and slight malt tast.
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unclefrito62 (380) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Growler from the source brought to Ohio. Not very aromatic. Bronze, amber in color. Very smooth and extremely drinkable. no after bite. Taste a little malty for the style and not very hopped. Bacchus66 (999) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2017
12oz bottle. Pours clear amber brown with a thin off-white head. Light toffee, malt nose. Toffee and caramel flavors, but not sweet at all. Good dose of buttering hops keeps this fresh and light. Light body, crisp finish. ManVsBeer (11126) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle from Harris Teeter, Hamstead, North Carolina. Amber-brown with a light malty, light gritty-hoppiness. Has a low bitterness. Ernest (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2017
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain/nuts, caramel), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers), with notes of earth and autumn leaves.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
An earthy malt-forward example...despite the hops being exactly my type, they’re just too much in the background to offer much brightness or allure. Watery and sweet in the mouth, without enough of the expected bitterness to balance the sugars properly (this doesn’t exactly put the B in ESB). Might be better fresh on draft, though...seems like the brewing skills here are solid enough. thegreenrooster (4626) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2017
Pour is a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is a nutty and chocolate malt. Not a huge aroma. Flavor is some mild caramel and earthy malt. Just like the aroma not a huge flavor. Kind of going in the right direction but this lacks some oomph. Double the ingredients used and you may have something here.