Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 20, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a clear reddish brown with a light orange hue and a large (2-3 finger) light tan creamy head that had great retention and produced excellent sheeting of lacing.
The aroma was of a sweet dark bread malt and a earthy Brett yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (lime), a mild spiciness and a slight fruity ester.
The taste was malty sweet with notes of caramel and citrus from the start, and then progresses with a slight tart yeasty presence, a mild fruitiness and a light bitter peppery ending. The flavor lasted an average time following consumption with a mild tart spicy taste left to linger.
Mouthfeel was just under medium in body and extremely creamy in texture with a nice soft carbonation.
Overall this was an exceptionally well made brew that was bold, flavorful and possessed a nice sweet, spicy tart flavor. And you gotta love the name...
This was poured into an English pint glass.
The appearance was a ruddy burnt orange almost copper color with a finger’s worth of light foamy white head. Some lace, but sliding and messy.
The aroma had some biscuits, toast, sweet grain, butterscotch, caramel/toffee malts, earthy to grassy hops and a touch of dried leaves.
The flavor was malty sweet like many ESB’s I have tried. Expected earthy hop to smooth malty crispness in the aftertaste. Finish was crisp and malty.
The palate was roughly medium bodied with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good as best as a bottled ESB can be. ABV felt as projected.
Overall, I’d say this was a pretty good ESB worthy of having again if I could get it. Pass the fish n’ chips, Frank! TizzleJizzle (791) - Garland, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2017
22 oz bottle. Poured a copper color with a frothy beige head. Taste of sweet malts, caramel and toffee. A little over carbonated, medium body. Excellent ESB! slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 22, 2016
A surprisingly on the money wan from a hit n miss Brewer. Copper color. Head sticks around. Aroma of nuts and caramel, slight earth and pine. A little toffee pine and earthy hops on the tongue. Smooth and easy. alexsdad06 (10430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2016
22 oz bottle from notes. Pours a hazy amber/copper color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, caramel, nutty, some earthy notes, light floral character, decent. wombat23 (1417) - Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Shared 22 oz. bottle. As Laughing Dog CSB. Hah. Thought the CSB would stand for something similar to ESB. Not quite! Pour is hazy amber, with a thick beige head. Aroma is malty and bready. Taste is malty, bready, cloying, and sour. This is strange for an ESB, or perhaps for any beer. Not good. Didn’t finish it.
darbeer75 (902) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Aroma: sweetly malty with a slightly rotten note; Appearance: hazy amber with billowy white head that dissipates pretty quickly; Taste: unfortunately, it follows nose; Palate: medium body with long, sickly sweet finish; Overall: drain pour. JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Big 1.5" chunky slightly tan head... looong lasting with very nice sticky lacing. Brown side of amber brew... clear... pretty.
Aroma is fantastic.. toasty toffee malts and earthy hops.. fairly clean with only a touch of yeast esters.
Flavor is bigboned for the style... full maltiness and bracing bitterness... fairly big spicy and grassy hops.... I would guess English style malts are used, but could easily be wrong. Lite very lite brown malt presence.. intricate... above average complexity.. Body is lite medium.. but somehow it and the carbonation pulls everything together very well with a lingering full tongue finish. rdixon77 (2832) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Old rating. Malty, sour, somewhat fruity and earthy. Interesting beer, didn't really get the ESB. MisoW (3579) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle shared by Cuso, many thanks. Pours reddish color, white head. Aroma of honey, caramel, red fruits, sourish. Taste is sourish, caramel, bret. Cuso (8688) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle from jtclockwork, many thanks. Citrus hops, Malt, some sourness in aroma. Taste, malt, citrus, earthy hops, some tartness in finish. Unusual but refreshing.