Visiting local farmers, found a new (to me) local brewery. This ESB is pretty close to an English ESB. Malty, hoppy bitterness forward.
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Whoa, a lot going on here. Cinnamon, ginger, spices on the nose. Thick, big viscosity. The cinnamon, ginger, & bourbon heat combined provide the burn. The ale and stout provide a good base for all the flavors.
Purchased at The Bruery