Cubsfan100 (3) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well balanced British style bitter. Good floral hop nose backed with a great balance of toffee and 2 row. Lots of character from Ringwood yeast. One of the best ales in the maritimes.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(These notes were quick because I was trying really hard to keep up during the RateBeer weekend in Toronto!) Lovely hoppy beer that’s nicely bitter. YUM!!
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this beer is like the best bitter, but the dry hopping kicks it up a big notch. beautiful.
GregClow (3151) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Colour is a little darker than the non-cask version. Aroma has more malt and hops, and the flavour has a nice hoppy bite. A nice pint indeed, makes me wish the pub wasn't so far from my house...
Oakes (15483) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2000
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2004 Golden amber. Hazy. 1 cm foam. Foresty, earthy hop aroma with undertones of Ringwood yeast. Diacetyl on the palate, over which juicy hops are layered. A few breadcrusty notes are somewhere in the middle. Moderate bitterness. Slight cookie-dough notes. Light bodied and very drinkable.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich copper colour w/ small head & nice lacing. Quite aromatic w/ floral, hoppy, fruity, malty nose. Creamy and full-bodied. Fruit (orange, grapes) & malt flavours at first. Lingering, bitter finish.
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 6, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask, at Ginger’s in Halifax. Good looking brew. Copper with frothy white head, and some green sediment..mmm. Aroma is spicy pine hops and roasty caramel malt. Nice body, smooth drinking bitter brew. Favorite from Granite.
Blasphemies (45) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice coppy colour. Aroma a bit hoppy. Light carbonation, served at a nice temperature. Surprised at how much fruity citrus flavor was in it with the bitter. very enjoyable. Not sure if I like this one better than the regular best bitter at the granite, both are very good.
kevinsenn (1970) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
An old favourite of mine from when I lived nearby. Turns out it’s pretty much as good as I remember. Appearance: clear amber with foamy 3/4-inch head. Aroma: English hops and caramel. Taste: caramel, bread, with a big bitter finish. Great cask texture.
DarkStar22769 (100) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Granite; this fresh ale was a rich ruddy copper with a subtle head of foam on top. The aroma was flowery and hoppy. Solid flavour that required some big gulps because it was so good.