Scopey (9030) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can as ESB from Bishop’s Cellar, Halifax. It pours clear red-amber with a decent yellow-white head. The nose is juicy, piney, bitter-sweet, Victoria sponge cake, jammy and biscuit. The taste is bitter-sweet, piney, varnish, leafy, nuttiness, jammy, berry, peppery spice and cake with a dry, spiced finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Not an ESB by any measure. Decent nonetheless.
Boutip (5185) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear copper color ale with a nice off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of caramelized malt with solid citrus hops notes. Taste is also dominated by caramelized malt with some light residual sugar notes offset by some dominated citrus oriented hops notes. Boyd is light with good carbonation. Not really close to an Irish ale or and ESB considering the amount of hops in this beer but enjoyable nonetheless.
slowrunner77 (7099) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
can: not a huge fan of this one. is it an esb or a red? not really similar in style. this comes across as a lightly hoppy red ale, but also a little dusty. not bad, but not impressed either.
MunBro (808) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Yuck. I obviously got an extremely old bottle (labeled as ESB) because it literally poured out of the bottle as foam. Gross metallic taste. Willing to try a new rebranded bottle and re rate then.
kevinsenn (1468) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beertown, under the name "ESB". Surprising citrus aroma. Bready caramalt taste with bright floral and citrus hops. Good balance of bitter and sweet. Not really an ESB, but a nice "IRA".
sulawang (723) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Visual: Pours cloudy light root beer brown with minimal head, a thin layer of fine retention, several streams of varied speeds.
Nose: bright grapefruit hops with some metallic muskiness, hints of jasmine (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: immediate bitter hop assault, crisp fizzy-tingly mouthfeel
Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) toffee malts, citrus hops, tangerine-grapefruit peel,
Finish: lingering biting hopped bitterness, burpy, dry finish.
Summary: To me this is like a less fruity-more malty drier IPA, but still very bitter. Not 100% my style of beer but decent nonetheless. The nose is great.
Attackinblack (7) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml can in to a pint glass. Nice red, leaning on the copper side. Mellow head, not over carbonated. Smells like a mix of caramel and piney hop. Tastes like it smells but better. Hop hit first and smooth caramel malt wash almost instantaneously. Like that balance. Lovely. Nobody talks about this stuff on this site but I paid less than $2.50 for this beer in BC. That’s robbery for this beaut of a beer.
Oldschool_Mike (180) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy copper colour with a little cap of off white head. Aroma is slightly fruity hops. Taste is a little malty with nice hop flavour. Good beer.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
b3shine (6594) - Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can to half-pint glass (thanks cards04). Looks good; a slightly hazy amberish brown with very light caramel head. Smells solid; bittersweet from the hops and malt along with some toastiness. Tastes like it smells with some tropical fruit, caramel, and a touch of pine as well. Pleasant on the palate with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. I’m normally not a fan of IRAs, but this works nicely.
GraffitiVandal (149) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ENG: Can poured into a glass. Color is amber-reddish with nice tan colored foam. Aroma is a bit pine, a bit citrus with caramel malt. Taste is caramel-malty plus hoppy-bitter but not overwhelmed. Very balanced. Overall it’s a tasty easy-drinkable beer. Kind of surprise that a beer from a can could be also great in taste. /////~//////////////////////////////////////////// PL: Puszka przelana do szkła. Kolor ciemno bursztynowy, czerwonawy z łądną gęstą jasną pianą. Aromat karmelowy, lekko sosnowy i cytrusowy. W smaku głównie karmelowo-słodowy z domieszką chmielowej goryczki, ale nie jest nią przeładowany. Dość zbalansowane - lekkie pijalne piwo. Bardzo dobre jak na piwo z puszki.