jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2007
Bottled. Light herbal and bit fruity but faint aroma. Amber color, off-white head, good lace. Caramel increasing to woody/nutty, almost roasted, fruity, average body. Very nice, flavorful, refreshing. Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2007
Toffee syrup and chocolate aroma. Amber in colour with a thin white head. Nutty flavour, malt and barley with a rich smokey taste. Very nice beer, tasty and smooth to drink. Very enjoyable. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 18, 2007
This bitter/ESB pours a deep brown color from a 500ml bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel, orange and sweet. A medium bodied ESB. Malts are toffee and caramel. Hops are earthy and floral. Hints of orange and citrus. Nice balance. Lively carbonation. Nice soft malts with a touch of chocolate. Seems a step above a lot of other ESB/bitters I’ve had lately. Mouthfeel is full. Finish si clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Grovlam (4252) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2007
Bottle. Three finger thick beige head that mostly lasted. Clear light sparkling body with a lovely amber color. Good display of lacework. Aroma of floral, citrus, light ashtray, caramel, fruit, grain, bread, nutty and roasted malty notes. Medium to full bodied with a light dry texture and a soft carbonation. Moderated bitter flavor with counter sweetness. Light dry and lingering bitter finish. Very nice ESB, one of the better ESB so far. DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2008
1 pt. bottle. Clear medium brown with a very spare off white head, yet surprisingly sticky lace. Fruity, brown sugar aroma, some faint vanilla. Smooth, medium body, rich mouthfeel, very light carbonation. Good balance between the sweet malt flavors and spicy bitterness. Finishes fairly dry with a lingering gently bitterness.
MarkBarnes (418) - Waterville, New York, USA - APR 3, 2008
Apr. 3, 2008; pint+ bottle purchased for $5 at Chanatry’s Market, Utica, NY. Murky-brown pour; big caramel-candy aroma. Notes of ripe fruit. Pretty full-bodied for the style, with medium bitterness. Seems quite sessionable. Would definitely have this again. puboflyons (3445) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 11, 2009
A brownish-amber pour with carbonation bubbles that cling to the glass and give off the appearance of ice crystals. Thin beige head. A fruity, malty, and sweet aroma. The mouthfeel is medium-heavy. The taste is bitter but bold with a dryish finish. True to the style. Shakesbeere (219) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2011
500mL bottle. Nice amber orange pour with a cream-colored head. Smells of brown sugar, hops, and spice. Tastes of molasses, spice (coriander), and slight brown sugar with an underlying bitterness. Finish is bittersweet. Balanced with a complex flavor -- very good. Patrickctenchi (6628) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Pours like a brewed ice tea, complete with tea-ish head.
Scent is caramel, pepper, dark fruit.
Taste is very bready and dry...
Sweet front, bitter back.
A very good ale. vipinvelp (4473) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
Clear copper colored beer with light brown lacing foam head. Aroma is lught caramel, some yeast, some barley. Taste is bitter with some gras notes. Turning more bitter in time. (Velp 201311)