jcwattsrugger (12559) - 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. BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Tap. Masterfully brewed. Dark orange and hazy. Pillowy white head. Nose is hop and grapefruit. Resiny taste - citrus, grapefruit, and tea. Just excellent. alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2011
16 oz. can from Root Cellar. Pours a clear deep amber/copper color with a medium sized creamy ivory head. The aroma has grass, some citrus and resiny hops and a touch of caramel malt. The flavor is toasted bread with hints of caramel, light citrus, grass, with decent bitterness to the finish. Medium bodied. This is a drinkable option with a slight bump for the can. Golf season is here and you can’t have too many options in cans. DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Cans from Capone’s and Blue Dog. Pours copper with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is grainy caramel malt, brown sugar, hops. Tastes of big caramelly malt, hoppy, with some florals. Comes across the palate like an imperial amber. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Golenish pour. White head. Boring caramel and lightly fruity arom and flavor. Very light bitter note.
phaleslu (10890) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2010
16 oz. can from Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a cloudy, dull amber color with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of piney hops, wood, toasted malts, and wet leaves. Flavor of piney, leafy hops, wood, toasted malts, tea, and rye. Light-medium bodied, with mild carbonation and a leafy mouthfeel. Certainly not as sessionable or easy-drinking as a true English ESB. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
onceblind (10861) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Date: October 07, 2012
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: cloudy amber, wispy white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: rich earthy malt aroma, floral
Flavor: rich malty flavor, plenty of balancing hops, lots of earthy bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Slightly murky dark copperish orange with a foamy off white head. Aroma of toast, dark caramel, and a big grassy hop tone. Taste was big and toasty with a big toffee sweetness. Finished by some grassy dry hoping. Bitter, malty, and caramelish dry. Complex and interesting. KyotoLefty (10808) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2011
500 ml Can. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, grass, earthy hops. Nice, glowing, red-orange. Sweet luscious malt flavor, great bitterness from English hops, earthy and a bit dirty. Good stuff. Very drinkable, rich and fun but not heavy or boozy. A nice ramped-up ESB.
cubs (10740) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2010
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 Tasted on tap at the Flying Saucer in Kansas City, Missouri. Orange-ish appearance. Medium creamy head, bitter aroma. Delicious bitter taste despite alcohol. Great!