RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A robust beer with a caramel/nutty palate and fruity profile. This ale is bitter hopped just enough to balance the sweetness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maltman53 (468) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 12, 2014
[email protected] Pours copper with a small head. Not much here on the nose - little hops and a slightly caramel nose, finishing one-dimensional. Overall, the beer lacked nerve.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2011
On tap at the brewpub in August 2009. Reviewed from notes. Pours a moderate copper color with a nice white head and some good sticky lacing. The nose is light floral and earthy hops with a bit of caramel. The taste is the same, with some slight bitterness overtaking a bready body. Light to medium in feel and moderately bitter. Drinks quite well and was one of their better beers. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-24-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5819) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2010
A very nicely done ESB - maltiness is semi-bready, with a light biscuity touch - light fruit and toffee sweetness - a lot of earthy hop flavor, but very little of their bitterness - very authentic and well-done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - APR 2, 2010
Draft at Second Street Brewery. Pours a murky dark amber with a decent head that resides quickly. Aroma of floral hops with a slight roast in there. Hits with a strong bitterness that rounds out to a solid malt base. The body and pallet are quite nice, carbonation is right on and the beer goes down without clinging to the pallet. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doomfistinc (82) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 26, 2010
1/2gal growler filled from tap. Pours a dark copper with a cream colored head. Smell is a very well blended combination of malt and hops. Dry, smooth mouth feel. Tastes a bit smokey with malt and earthy flavors, again, very well blended in, but all in all the flavors are quite weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3645) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2004
pours a dark amber hue with minimal carbonation-very true to style. Slight white head along glass edge. citrus aroma, definately not very ESB like. very piney flavors-cascade hops? some decent lacing even in the sampler glass. citrus flavors followed by a piney finish-dry and soapy. where are the malts? not bad, but definately not true to the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6557) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Deep amber with a nice poofy head. Little aroma. Stark, roasted malts with light bittering. Nice texture and balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2003 Clear brown body and fair carbonation. Subtle fragrance of molasses, caramel, and even some smoke. Leads with a malty flavor plus some smoke and esters and a subtle hop flavor. This beer desperately needs warmth to appreciate the aroma and flavors. Very English and very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2003
Dark amber, smells of cherries and plums: very sweet. Taste is sweet fruit, only slightly bitter but with a pleasent dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2002
Smooth, with a low carbonation. Very drinkable. Subtle toffee and coffee flavors; somewhat of a caramel chewiness. Decent bitterness. Dryish finish. Light, but a good session ale.

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