obguthr (6921) - 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 wlajwl (7281) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Aroma is a mix of caramel malts and yeast/citrus hops. The flavor is mildly sweet malts, yeast, citrus and a bitter but not too dry finish. Interesting, a very balanced but not too sweet IPA. hopsessed (37) - Kansas, USA - AUG 20, 2010
May be the best session beer I have ever had. Awesome balance. Great dark-chocolate type back of tongue bitterness. This is the beer that saved this brewery from being written off from me. Made me re-try and re-evaluate their lineup. Big fan. They just haven’t made that "it" beer. Yet. BDR (2535) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Nice amber color. Mildly bitter aroma. The body is quafable with a solidly bitter body with just the right amounts of malt. edognight (7) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2011 does not count
Loved the deep copper color and high protein head. Pint can, but that didn’t bother me at all. Rich malty flavor and nice carbonated tingle. I’. not sure about the aroma, I’ve heard ’grassy’ and ’flat.’ Flavor is a wonderful full balance of caramel, mellow bitter and a tiny hint of citrus. I love this beer.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from can into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Cloudy, dark orange with foamy off-white head that lasts awhile and leaves light lacing.
Aroma: Citrus and loads of caramel and toasted malts.
Taste: Very malty caramel backbone accented by toasted malts and a very light tea-like characteristic. Strong citrusy American hops combat the malts, with a piney, spicy and bitter finish. Overall, malty but very bitter.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, creamy and smooth medium to full body, dry finish.
Overall: Never had a Double ESB before. It is quite good, but primarily seems to be a malt-focused IPA. Almost a DIPA, but not quite. Overall, fairly impressive. jcwattsrugger (12579) - 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. thomas15 (694) - Alabama, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Cant believe that i havent rated this. Fuckin Badass Beer. About as much beer you can have in a beer. so much stuff in this beer. not a diverse amount of stuff, but tons of the most important stuff. malt and hops. try this beer whenever you can, it is a real treat it you like big beer. it’s definitely a double esb in every way. this would be soooo good barrel aged. they have to know. that. it’s quite obvious that this is just a low alcohol barley wine really. nutty roast with pine hops. this beer is so american. i love it BeerKurve (520) - - MAR 28, 2012
Cloudy Brown/Orange color with a hefty sized head and boatloads of lacing left behind. The flavors consist of Piney/Citrus/Floral Hops, bready-biscuits and some sweet caramel. This is also a very malty beer, even by IPA standards. It’s medium bodied with an almost chewy thickness to it, but it’s smooth and creamy thanks to the lack of carbonation. Overall, it’s an excellent IPA that any fan of the style should check out. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Can. Really hoppy aroma. Murky, dark amber. Really nice white frothy head and lace. Very hop forward flavor but smartly maintains the essence of
the ESB style. Along with their stout, which i had tonight, gained a new appreciation for Tallgrass as a brewer.