djd07 (15356) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2011
On tap at TapWerks OKC. Pours a clear copper with a small creamy white head with sticky lacing. The aroma is a floral hops and grapefruit. Thin mouthfeel with a hoppy bite and nice bitter finish. Hides the alcohol well making it easy to drink, a very good ESB from Tallgrass. Ratman197 (15228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2010
16 oz can poured a clear amber with a lastin amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, cocoa and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied anmd smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, light cocoa and a hint of citrus with a smooth dry lingering bitter earthy finish. Tmoney99 (14869) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2011
Can. Poured hazy dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2011
16oz can. Large off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, bread, some orange. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, grapefruit, some orange. Medium body, some chewiness, light acidity. Not an ESB as I think of one. Drake (14062) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2010
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.
crossovert (13747) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
1 pt can.
It pours a dark amber with a an off-white head that is pretty foamy and sticks for a long time before receding with some nice lacing.
The smell is very caramally and there is a hint of raw malt and coca along with some hops.
The flavor is pretty bitter. It is also sugary and a bit roasty. It tastes more like a suped-up ESB than an IPA, mostly with the hop bill, it is more of that earwaxy bitterness.
The mouthfeel and drinkability are pretty high. For a wacky experimental beer it isn’t bad. Dogbrick (13564) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2010 Can at 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar in St. Louis. The beer is a clear dark copper color with a thin and foamy light beige head that burns away steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma is equally hoppy and malty, along with a hint of fruit. Medium body with a piney hops character and sweet toasted malt and fruit flavors. The finish is moderately hoppy with a lingering bitterness. An interesting sort of hybrid but just a little above average overall. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2011
(16oz can) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium cream head. Aroma of citrus, florals, toffee, and biscuit. Flavor of orange, grass, toasted bread, and caramel malt. jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
16oz can-pours a light tan head with trailing lace and hazy amber color. Aroma is resin, medium malt-caramel. Taste is drying resin hops bite, medium malt-caramel, peat. Pinball (12263) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
cloudy orange, smooth white head.
nice pine and flowery aroma. flavor is hoppy, malty, bitter hoppy.