Braudog (6833) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Can. The gargantuan head of foam is clearly the predominant characteristic of this pour, burying a burnt-orange beer. A bountiful aroma escapes thru the foam, rich with malt and notes of pine. The flavors are worthy of a roaring campfire, overflowing with bark, pinecone, resin, and light bitterness. (#4123/5/27/2011) ben4321 (6734) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Location: 16 oz can from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 11/14/11
vyvvy (6713) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Aroma: The nose is rather hoppy, with some nice pine, floral, bread, and citrus notes to it
Appearance: Pours a mostly clear caramel-brown color with a big, thick, foamy off-white head
Flavor: Tastes kind of one-dimensional bitter with lots of resin, floral, and citrus, light malt backing
Palate: The body is medium-full, it is a little sticky and fairly creamy on the mouth, with a lengthy, dry finish
This is a bitter Bitter. It really isn’t a typical British style ESB, but more of an amped up American-style take that doesn’t feel on style, maybe closer to an IPA then an ESB. Still an interesting beer though. It is the best thing I’ve tried from Tallgrass thus far, and I think I’ll drink it again.
Pours crystal clear deep amber with a hefty tan head. The aroma gas toasted bready malt that is super clean, light cream and cotton candy with spicy / piny hops. Medium rough grainy body that gets a bit smoother on the finish and has semi-soft carbonation. The flavor starts with a very earthy rough taste. It is very dry with some caramel in there and the finish brings in some pine and wood. Well made, but it is a bit on the rough side and not something I’ll grab too often when I’m picking up a Tallgrass 4 pack. obguthr (6651) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Can: Peppery hay nose with toffee undertones. Clear copper, medium yellow head, good lacing. Flavor is heavily dominated by tea, but clover honey is also prominent. Grain notes are occasionally detected. Lilly and marigold finish. Alcohol not noticeable. Traditional and authentic British aromas and flavors. Carbonation and strength is more of the American flavor. Quite an interesting interpretation of an ESB Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2011
This poured a dark orange color with an off white head. Aroma was of fruity citrusy hops and toasted malts. Flavor was bright bold citrus, alot more hoppy than i was expecting with a decent biscuty malt backbone. Quality stuff.
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 Suttree (6504) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Interesting that this is called an ESB on the can and an IPA here, because when we were drinking this I commented on what an IPA-ish ESB this is. So, yeah, this is like a full bodied, slightly malty IPA. I liked it. Thanks to theisti for the trade! jgb9348 (6474) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Deep rich muddy ruby tinted body with a copper glow and a thick, soapy deep tan head that exploded out of the can, but died shortly afterwards - odd. Aroma of fresh hops, alcohol, malt, caramel and then more grapefruity hops. Medium to Full-bodied; Assertive grapefruit and piney hops with a touch of earthy and caramel malt with a lot of alcohol and a touch of sweetness at the end. Aftertaste shows a vague bit of spices, a little malt, a ton of alcohol and the nice bittering hoppiness that people (including myself) enjoy so much. Overall, a nice and flavourful, potent, complex and refreshing beer - all in a can, as a rarer style! I sampled this 500 mL can purchased from Total Wine in Chantilly, Virginia on 27-March-2011 sampled at home in Washington on 29-September-2011. nuplastikk (6452) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2010
16oz can. Thick, orange-brown, with a creamy off white/beige head. Nice floral hop aroma. Thick and full bodied, with a toasty sweet malty taste and a solid hop backbone. A little mellow on the carbonation, which helps give it an English feel I suppose. The hops and ABV let you know this is all American, with a resiny thick finish. Well done, enjoyable beer. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Amber pour with tan head and lace. Caramel malt and a nice citrus hop aroma. Camarel malt with a citrus bitter. medium bodied with good carbonation. jcw.