RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent ESB. Malty and nutty with a nice hoppy ending. Good body, too. Brilliant in every aspect except perhaps for the head which didn’t last too long.
Lubiere (12683) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A lightly hazed dark amber with a thick moka head. Aroma of caramel malt and mashed pea. In mouth, a rather chalky and boring ale, almost lager like, no British hops, medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, August 7 2010.
markas101 (2270) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Mill Street Brewery, Toronto, ON, Canada. Light brown, citrus caramel aroma. Smooth with a lemon citrus burn at the back of the throat.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh sample from a growler. Thanks to my friend Adil. A hazed copper pour, with one finger of beige froth. Nose of toasty malts, fresh floral hops, some lemon, bread, cookie dough. Tastes of toasty sweet malts, nready, with zesty floral hops, a bit grassy too. Not really ESB like, more of a hoppy amber. Finishes with a nice lengthy bitterness. Good. Thanks Adil!
Spab (3284) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours a alightly murky dark orange to brown with medium-sized slighty off-white head. Mild caramel malt and fruity hop nose. Taste has caramel, fruit and light citrus and has a reasonably bitter finish. Medium bodied. Decent.
garthicus (2890) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dry hopped and on cask at Volo cask days ramp up. Appearance: dark rusty orange with a small but lasting head. Aroma: bitter malt, damp wood. Flavour: nice muted dry malt, wood, a reasonable amount of hops in the finish.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours light copper in colour, with an average head. Aroma is mildy bitter. Flavour is bitter, with earthy finish. Very enjoyable.
Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the brewpub. Dark orange/brown. Nice head. Fruity, caramel nose. Went down well, good bitter finish. Not much in the flavour department, but a decent afternoon pint.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Mill Street (Toronto): Poured an amber color with a nice head. The aroma was bitter and sweet. The flavor was grass, earth, bitters and hops. Overall, easily drinking.
piscator34 (2298) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Mill Street Brewpub. Deep amber in colour with medium carbonation. Fairly malty aromas along with notes of stewed berry fruit. More malt notes in the mouth, along with toffee, toasted nuts, more fruit, and a hint of grassy + earthy hops. Well balanced overall, with a fair bit of bitterness. A good effort, but plays a little too safe.