robinvboyer (3364) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On Tap at Beer Bistro.
Now this was NICE!
I loved the amount chewy bready malts mixed in with the thick raisin, and caramel aromas and flavors. This was a chewy beer, and felt like a meal, it was heavy, but oh so satisfying. It was a little more bitter than i was expecting in the finish, but overall, i really really enjoyed it.
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
March 09, Beerbistro on draught
Pours a medium yellow. Taste is malty and spicey. Had a long bitter finish that was a bit too long to be enjoyable. I definitely prefer the regular Fuller’s ESB over this one.
JFGrind (1883) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on draft @ Union Jack’s Glenside in honor of Philly Beer Week. Barmaid described this as a brown ale, but I quickly realized it was an ESB. Bitterness was more than an average UK ESB, medium bodied amber and some roast, fruit, caramel and nuttiness all wrapped into a decent ESB.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at King Edward, Ilderton ON- Deep, slightly golden amber with a creamy white cap. Nose is simple, and of caramel malts, some fruit, floral hops, some rye. Sweet malts meet fruity components of the same sweetness, some floral bittering hops, leading to a toasty nutty finish. Creamy, fruity, malty. A simple comfort beer, but one I am glad I got to try. Thanks for getting this one on RIch!
GregClow (2938) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught (keg) at Rhino. Bright, deep golden-amber with a small white head. Both aroma and flavour are solid and balanced, with notes of caramel, dried fruit and a drying, bitter finish with those delicious UK hops. Damn easy to drink!
blankboy (6402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at beerbistro. Pours a clear orange-amber with an average size lasting creamy white head. Mild aroma is malty with some light hops and fruit. Flavour has a surprising amount of hops, mostly in the finish, along with caramel malt and fruit. Nice bitter finish. Average bodied. You know what, I enjoyed this beer quite a bit, I’d easily quaff several pints of it.
Sammy (9200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyed on-tap at Beerbistro. Pours a medium yellow, with lasting modeate white head. Lines of lace. The odour is slightly odd. Above avrage mouthfeel. Taste is malty, a significant spiceyness and bitteress. No exceptional taste, more or less an average beer.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. At BeerBistro. Obviously I am interested in this beer because of my/its name, but it was surprisingly good - I would happily drink this any time, several pints, in fact. Poured bright clear ruby-walnut with a solid lasting creamy/foamy beige head - lovely colour. The aroma is a touch mild - toasty sweet grain and some slightly woody grassy bitterness - vaguely floral or fruity, but again, mostly just mild. The taste is very well balanced - solid up-front sweet fruity malt, light grain, nothing too harsh, with a solid underpinning of grassy/herbal hop bitterness ... nice palate story to this, it starts roasty-sweet, the mid section is perfectly balanced, and the longish finish is fresh and hoppy (UK hoppy, of course). Slightly light-bodied, solidly astringent (in a very good way, again it seemed a little woody to me), only mildly carbonated, but it finished nicely bitter ... Simple, well-made, a great drinking bitter - that’s actually bitter!
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009-02-16. Crisp dark amber-orange body with a modest beige head. (3+) Mild sweet aroma, light caramel, sweet malt. (6+) Flavour is sweet overall, with sweet caramel notes and a light fruity tang, English hops in the finish with a lingering light bitterness that balances the sweet malt forward start. Average plus palate. Pretty decent, subtle serviceable brew. On tap at Volo, Toronto
pootzboy (1609) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep chestnut colors with rich ruby highlights and a 2 finger tan cap that lasts and laces up the pint glass.
As this beer warms you get the wonderful aroma of sweet brown caramel malt, ripe fruits and hint of grass
Front side floods the palate with rich brown caramel malts, some nuttines, some dark fruit, then the balance comes in with a sharp resinous bittering from long-boil targets that carries through to dry and bitter the finish and leave a metallic bitter after taste.
A primo ESB very delicious and satisfying