michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2010
16oz. Can (via Trade from my man phaleslu. THANKS Peter!): Aroma of malt, hops, slight caramel, Earth, and some grain. Poured deep amber/orange in color with a perfect, large, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished a bit but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny, and a few small, particles throughout. Really a beautiful, perfect head. Excellent lacing. Flavor is is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, light caramel, slight pine, Earth, and light resin. Medium body. Sightly tingly, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, light pine, Earth, light resin, slight grain finish is medium sweet, light to medium bitter, and lightly dry. 7.2%ABV is completely hidden throughout. beernbourbon (1600) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Can Thnaks to John. Pour is deep, cloudy copper with a medium beige head. Aroma is loaded with caramel malt, resinous hop, light oxidation, and faint spice. Flavor is also loaded with caramel malt and resinous hop but I think this one is slightly past its prime. Still very tasty, but the hops are deep and dark rather than light and fresh. kwoeltje (2234) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2010
(can) orange amber with small white head. Piney hop aroma. Flavor is piney hops, biscuit malt. Pretty good, but hardly an ESB. Aurelius (5562) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Cloudy, dark tea brown-read with a light bone-colored head. Mild, slighty off AIPA aroma. Balanced. Woody, citrus, lightly sweet, fairly bitter, grapefurit and citrus pith. Medium to medium heavy body. Well done. On tap, Flying Saucer, KC. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Kansas down, thanks to dkachur! 5th Epic & Rare gathering in Richmond, cheers to Jacob. On to the beer. Amber, hoppy green hop aroma, floral too. Lightly sweet malt, floral green hop flavor. Some malt on finish. Good, but not my favorite hop profile.
nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2010
First had at the St. Paul Highland Fest beer dabbler. Have since had in cans from local stores. Deep, malty aroma with notes of caramel and citrus. Deep amber color with a lacy, yet thick head. Palate starts out very smooth and malty, and finishes with a nice bitter hoppiness. Very nice offering. I need to try the Tallgrass IPA and stout. blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2010
can, thanks to cavie, orange in color with soapy foam, caramel and pine needles aromas, flavors of sweet caramel and bitter metallic hops KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2010
CanDrake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Pours a nice, thick cheddar orange with a frothy head of off-white. Aroma is classic bitter: wet leaves, slightly roasted malt, old hops, and a touch of honey. Flavor is a nice blend of bitter English elements (wet and roasted malt) and a mild, wet- almost autumnal- hops presence. Average mouthfeel. Nice brew; a great tribute to classic English bitters.
16 ounce can shared at the 5th Annual Epic Beer Tasting in Richmond, VA, November 28, 2010. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a medium sized creamy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Nutty aroma with caramel and grainy notes. The taste is bitter leafy hops, caramel, toffee, apple. Medium bodied. ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2010
LOL. Who put this in as an ESB? Big hoppy nose, lots of crystal malt and citrus hops. Taste is very sweet, moderately bitter, lots of citrus hops, lots of crystal malt/ice tea and caramel. Meh.