TexasAggie12 (64) - Burnet, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2006
Nice dark brown pour. Head was tanish white, that disolved quickly. Had a strong alcohol and malt aroma. Has a malty, fruit, alcohol flavor. Has a nice bite at the end. Good drinker. Petethegod (1) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2010 does not count
The Phoenix Double ESB (Extra Special Bitter) from Real Ale is a beer with awesome packaging and a great taste to boot. I took a gamble buying it and it was well worth the purchase. If you like other brews from Real Ale, you will not be disappointed with this one. fata2683 (2202) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2010
bottle pours a deep red with a tall frothy tan head. Aroma is full of biscuit malt and citrus with a heavy dose of grassy hops. Flavor is rich bready malts lots of toast and nuts with lighter notes of rye and a small hint of chocolate malt. Finish is hop dominate with lots of pine and resin flavors balancing that nice malt character. This is a home run! exparte (59) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Aroma of citrus and floral hops with sweet caramel malt. Throw in some chocolate and you’ve got one delicious candy. A center pour produces a thick and rocky tan head that clings fairly well. Color is a brilliant orange. Taste is sweet at first with a substantial bitter bite at the end. Full and slick with resin. Damn fine in every respect.