Bulk_Carrier (5072) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - FEB 22, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was poured into an English pint glass.
The appearance was a ruddy burnt orange almost amber color with a thin creamy colored head. Sly messy lace.
The aroma takes on some toast, roasty nuts, and an ample amount of caramel to toffee malts. Subtle biscuits.
The flavor leans to the malty side embracing some clean driven grassy to earthy hops, somewhat bitter. Crisp semi-sweet to bitter aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a great sessionability about it. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, very nicely done ESB well worthy of having again preferably with some fish n’chips.
Ferris (14405) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 29, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft - Butterscotch and caramel. Clearish gold with. Decent white head. Light vegetal and some malts with a light bitter finish.
mcberko (16647) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at North Sound, pours a hazy copper with a small white head. Nose and flavour are pretty restrained, with English floral hops and some biscuity malt to back. Not overly interesting, but competently brewed.
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewery, 6.1% ABV
Hazy amber color with small head. Light caramel character, dry mouthfeel, some fruity esters, and like all beers at North Sound, it’s fairly bitter. Clean, pleasant, atypical ESB.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster @ North Sound Brewing. Notes: "Sessionable. Nothing offensive but pales in flavor to the others in the sampler."
after4ever (7945) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at special brwws. Pours a cloudy medium amber with a loose and creamy white head. Big toasty nutty nose, smells like pine nuts sauteeing in strong olive oil. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty, nutty, olive oily mid palate. Mild nutty finish. Good esb for sure.
BillKismet (3991) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appealing amber hued body on which is set a thick tanned head. Cidery and candi malt whiffs waft off the glass, soon to be followed by nutty brown malt wavers. The soul of this brew seems more winter warmer than typical ESB. Lots of candi malt and nut flavors.
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is of caramel, toast, toffee, earth, floral notes, and a little peppery hops. Pours hazy amber, solid head, lace. The flavor has nice notes of caramel, toast, and brown bread followed by earthy floral hops with hints of pepper and dirt. Nice lingering hop flavor and bitterness. Solid drinkable offering from North Sound.
Crit (3944) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber,lasting beige head.Nice crystal malt nose.Palate is nicely balanced, good malt,medium strength lasting hop finish. Nice !