Davin (48) - Vermont, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not too much head. Malty nose. Good body with decent finish. A little bit of a musky/dusty character. Possibly aged too long. Good pub ale.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber brown body with a white head. Lace clings to glass. Mild nose. Flavor of roasted malt, pepper and hops. Sour / bitter finish.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Hazy apricot colour with small line of white head. Hoppy, nutty aroma with malt undertone. Lively mouthfeel, but taste and finish are pretty average and while this isn’t a bad beer, it’s not among Youngs best.
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Wildeman. Somewhat prickly mouthfeel. Golden coloured. Quite easy to digest with simple, smooth butterscotch taste.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled). Copper with a good head. A slightly hoppy, citrus scent. Fizzy and watery. Lemon and honey in the taste but not lasting. Moderate butterness, not really dry.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Interesting aroma: mildly sweet malt with an odd note of dry wood and brett. Some grassy and leafy hops as well. Pours murky copper/gold with a bright white head leaving decent lacing. Mildly bitter flavor. Some lemon zest, cut grass and drier malt. Not a lot going on, but inoffensive. Medium bodied. Zesty carbonation. Meh.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in imperial pint glass: Clean deep golden hue with a lasting off-white frothy head which left spotty lace upon the glass. The aroma has notes of aromatic and grassy hops, slight apple and pear esters, classic biscuity malts, hint of walnut and earthiness. The taste as a biscuity and slight buttery malt character balanced by a dry sharp bitterness. Notes of nuts and mild fruit found throughout. The mouth feel is sharp around the edges with a medium-bodied chalkiness. Dry with lingering bitterness upon the finish. A solid special bitter, not massive complex but quite drinkable.
djd07 (12613) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a hazy orange golden color with a small off white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is a sweet malt and licorice. The taste is a light malt with a dry bitter finish. Enjoyed this ESB from Youngs.
RSRIZZO (1972) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this beer on 11/23/2006. Aroma is a faint sweet malt scent. Color is a gold with a faint haze. Carbonation is good with a nice head. Taste is crisp, creamy and bitter. Starting with a medium body it goes down crisp. Finish comes on with a creamy feeling malt flavor that seems to have a touch of sweetness in it, then turns to a nice hoppy bitterness. Overall I think it very good, this is a true English Ale. Its a bold Ale with that Import flavor yet it comes across well.
thegreenrooster (4153) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is strong i can smell it as I pour it from the bottle. Lots of caramel and a slight dark cherry. Flavor is a bit dusty that all Youngs beers seem to have with a bit of dry malts and some dark fruit. Im sure this brewer makes another beer like this but you can’t complain as this is a tasty and wonderful ESB.