johnnnniee (2292) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Brewery store.
Pours a solid dark brown with a decent sized off white head. Toffee, caramel, and dark fruits with just a hint of earthiness. Medium body moderate carbonation. One of the better ESB’s that I’ve had.
hockeybeerguy (1931) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy dark copper/light brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light slightly sticky and foamy lacing.
The smell had a bitter malty dried toffee to slight caramel aroma with a slight nutty edge in the background.
The taste was mainly a sweet dry caramel/toffee toastiness. There wasn’t any aftertaste but a dry caramel/toffee finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed good for the style and for me as it was smooth and slightly creamy.
Overall, good ESB I’d have again if I could.
Hidden_Pooch (286) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great bitter that you can just drink and drink. Pours a dark copper with a quick dissipating head. Aroma is of toffee and caramel. Tastes of toffee, caramel, and biscuits and it does it so well. Has a medium slick body and low carbonation. Finishes off with a refreshing tiny bitterness. A nice sweetness to this beer, but not too much. Best bitter I have had in a while.
BrewGoblin (282) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wanted a better Bitter so I’d better not be bitter towards the bartender. Maybe he’d pour me this pretty rusty brown booze-o with it’s thin but lacing head. A nice whiff of caramel malt, earthiness, leather, nuttiness and roasty malts. What a wonderful taste, some light smokiness mixed with a mild sweetness balanced by a dry bitter finish. Handsome medium body, slightly oily and an average carbonation. The nice classic English bittern finish lasts a long time.
simonblaine (286) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown with a foamy light head. Aroma of rum and port, floral and sweet. Taste is delicious, mildly bitter, slightly sweet and slightly malty. Lovely.
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MrFecesious (944) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at split crow. Clear amber. Roasted caramel and nutty malt. Taste is same with a little nut bitterness. Good stuff
Supersonic6669 (2) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent Beer. I have tried on-tap, bottled and filled a Growler directly from the Brewery here in Halifax. All are very consistent for a relatively small Brewer. Rich malty taste with just the right bitterness. Great colour and head, and remarkably smooth.
vadie (669) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couleur cuivre/rouge avec une mousse moyenne beige/blanche. L’arôme est des fruits, un peu du blé et un peu du malt. D’abord, le goût est du fruits et du malt, puis un peu de blé, ensuite du chocolat noir (plutôt du cacao à cause de l’amertume). Tout est très bien équilibré dans la finale avec un amertume léger mais quand même assez present.
GreenJeremy (71) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2014 pours a dark brown with a medium off white head. Disappears quickly with little to no lacing. Aroma is quite malty with a toffee sweetness, notes of honey. Taste quite sweet, roasted malts an undertone of tree nuts. Bitterness takes over rather quickly leaving a long lingering aftertaste, and a nice dry finish. Very good!
exeter (286) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearence: Copper colour with off white head. Good lacing. Smell: Dark fruits, caramel, and light earthy hops. Taste: nice and malty upfront, rich toasted grains, some caramel and nuttiness. Slight hop profile and finishes nice and bitter, as it should.
Quite enjoyable over all.