SSBSS (13) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 26, 2013
"Stoked"to be drinking this is South Africa! Amazing aroma and quite complex. Could drink a bunch of these and still find something new. SarkyNorthener (4562) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Chestnut beer with tight medium head and patchy lacing. Aroma is malty and toffee. Taste is rich malts, toffee, light roasted malts, a little chocolate and some fruitiness. Medium bodied. Suprising how well this stands up in a bottle. Excellent, morish beer. gripweed57 (2308) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours a nice orange, copper color topped by a huge rocky beige head. Toasted malt nose hints at toffee and buttery biscuits. Lightly carbonated, smooth caramel malt flavor with floral hops in the first sip. Nice balance with some peppery hops and complex maltiness in the finish. A good representive example of the English ESB style. rubbishystuff (2521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 From WLVL Lovely caramel malty ESB. Enough hops to keep things from being too sweet complex flavor but goes down easy. Serving: Bottle NallePalle (626) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle, 50 cl. Overall pleasant, not too sweet aroma, medium carbonation, true bitter finish.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London. JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2005
Now I thought this was much better. Amber with a full fluffy beige head, leaving lacy trails down the glace. Rich and super hoppy. I’m not sure if it’s a trend yet but lately I’ve sampled some really strong hoppy UK beers which are a delight and a flavour sensation. Soft malts are smooth and silky, with the hoppiness continuing on down your throat for ages after drinking the beer. Very nice indeed.
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2006 Bottle conditioned. Clear amber coloured with a slim off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and fruit. Nicely hoppy in the taste with some citrus fruit. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Very good. OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2010
Trade Sample. A great strong bitter with a very firm bitter finish. Aromas of caramel malt, dark fruit (plum), and earthy hops. In the mouth the beer presents a big crystal malt character with toffee and caramel which is more than ballanced by a big earthy fruity hop flavour and a lasting bitterness which demands anouther sip. Good beer. amhart88 (134) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Thick textured amber ale, foamy head. Plummy, stone fruits. Hints of fortified wine. A raisiny sweetness. Very rich. Don2711 (468) - - APR 14, 2017
Plummy and quite thick beer. Stoney fruits. Caramel coffee flavours. Sweetness at start becomes bitter. Nice amber appearance and excellent strength with and bite on the palate.