Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Hostex: Poured a deep amber in colour with a sizeable white head. Aroma is rich in sweet malts with noticeable hops. Flavour is excellent; sweeter than expected with decent hops, well balanced, and creamy throughout. Perhaps not the most authentic ESB available, but stands on its own as a tasty beer I wouldnít hesitate to have again.
Strangebrewer (744) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap. Poured clear red-amber with creamy white lasting head. Slightly bitter fruity aroma. Creamy, smooth and buttery. Notes of caramel and apricot. Light bitterness.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oaks had off a Nitro tap but itís beautifu sampled as a Cask ale: little carbonation, fruity, easy, mellow, full bodied ale.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask: Dark bright copper color. Aroma is of citrusy hops, doesnít seem english, but anyway, good firm maltiness and a big hop finish. Nice, smooth, refreshing beer.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad bitter - and for me nice to have something decent so close to home. Beautiful copper colour with creamy tan head. Head made me feel I was having the nitro version but then it dissipated and there was little carbonation so could have been the Cask version - shoulda asked. Some citrus hoppiness of nose and an overall lightly floral feel to it. More tongue-coating hops lead to a nice lingering bitterness. Enjoyable.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another very good cask ale from Durham. I had this at The Blue Meaney in Toronto. Cask version poured a great copper colour and slightly creamy sparkler induced head. I didnít get too much aroma, but was there was citrus. Nice deep bitter flavour, good malt and hop balance, although a tad thin. Very nice and subtle hop kick at the end that lingers. This is a good example of an decent british real ale and while not as hoppy as some would like, I really enjoyed it - a great session beer.
cyrenaica (943) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I tried this beer on June 23, 2008 at "Smokeless Joeís" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent reddish brown with a creamy tan coloured head which lasted. The aroma was a little bit of grainy maly with some floral hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, and lightly carbonated. The flavour is mildly hoppy with a nice bitter finish. Very drinkable.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Smokeless Joeís on tap - looks awesome, nice and dark, but the aroma is much fruitier than Iíve smelled from a bitter. Tasted fruitier than what I expected. Nice tang, and boy did it go down easily.
blankboy (5625) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at 2005 Golden Tap Awards at BeerBistro. Pours a clear dark copper with a small frothy white head. Mild aroma and flavour of sweet malt, light hops and citrus. Itís a little too mild and watery for an ESB and it needs more hops but itís still good and a beer I get often -- preferably on cask where itís even better.
tomthompson89 (1843) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice ESB, Bruce knows what he is doing with his english style beers, had as nitro and cask at smokeless Joes, creamy malty slightly sweet very mellow.