RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This aint for no Mamas boy or Daddys girl. Magnumus et Tomahawkus ESB3 ALE! At least we think it is....

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2011
Good beer. Im not sure what to think of the style--doesnt an extreme ESB really become an IPA? This really tastes like a thick, creamy double IPA. I guess its just an observation since I dont really care as long as its good and this is. Thick malty backbone, lots of grapefuit hop, medium dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raisedfist86 (12) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 8, 2011
What a phenomenal beer. Smell is of hops and citrus; taste is fairly sweet, very slightly bitter. It has a very sticky, heavy mouth-feel. Its very hard to label this an ESB... definitely a stretch on Rock Arts part. But who cares? This beer is great, whatever you want to call it--Imperial ESB or American Strong Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, caramel, & some fruit; Flavor of malt, pepper hops, some caramel, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; The alcohol is fairly well hidden; This is more of an IPA, but good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobman006 (339) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle. Hazy copper orange with very small off-white head. Aromas of biscuit, caramel, pine, citrus, pepper, red fruit. Flavors of biscuit, caramel, pine, citrus, red fruit, pepper. Slightly dry finish with hop attenuation. Salty. Medium-full body with slick mouthfeel and moderate, low carbonation. One of the first "big" beers I had back in the day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Cloudy orangish bronze color with a beige head that leaves good lacing. Piny hop aroma with some bread notes as well. Initially bitter, but followed up with an overwhelming maltiness and has an interestingly sticky resinous finish. Like others have mentioned, it doesnt really taste like an ESB, more like an IPA. Either way, judging as an ESB, or IPA, its a decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (1004) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Deep golden color with a nice lacing head. Piney, citrus hops on the nose with a matching bitter flavor. Hefty bitterness on the back of the tongue and it lingers. More like an IPA than an ESB in my opinion, but still pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Apricot color with white head. Aroma of citrus and taste is bitter. Light bodied with thin/oily texture. Bitter finish. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Had on tap at McGraths in Harrisburg A-pours a deep golden amber color that is pretty much opaque from the haze. Head is pure white and bubbly. S-the nose has a fair bit of wheaty malt, notes of orange juice with pulp, hints of caramel and grain with a floral hop backbone. T-toasted grains and caramel malt up front, pine and citric hops more towards the back. a fair bit of brown sugar and caramel roll in. a fair bit of citric hops in the back and a dank herbal presence. an assertive bitterness that lingers for a moment to finish this off. M-medium body and syrupy with a grainy tough texture. strong carbonation and a slightly messy carbonation in the finish. D-interesting beer, seems quite big almost american barley wine style. very balanced and interesting, huge flavors and hides the alcohol quite well. tasty treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle pours hazy orange amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet with caramel/toffee, apple, grapefruit, and a good dose of earthy/citrusy hops. Flavor shows the same. Overall body is moderate to full, sticky, sweet, and finishes with a moderate to heavy bitterness. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2797) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 25, 2010
22 ounce bottle from Whole Foods in Portland, ME. Copper/amber with great lasting head and lace. Piney then citrus then caramel aroma Touch of caramel toffee medium fruity sweetness with bitter very dry resiny finish. Complex, assertive, strong, well-hidden alcohol. Way above expectations. This is a damn good beer.

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