Tiger_08 (132) - Sarnia, Ontario, - AUG 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2012 Aug 29, 2012. 341ml bottle pours clear, bright mahogany with an inch off white head and good carbonation. Head diminishes to a ring but manages to leave good lacing. Aroma is all malts, more roasted than sweet, with hints of nuts and grains. Taste is same up front settling into a sweet chocolate coffee and earthy oats, and finishing with a slight bitter mouthfeel. Roasted nutty malts are dominant throughout. Palate is watery and a tad thin but very well balanced and enjoyable. More flavour than better rated ESBs but lacking in body.
Reimer96 (619) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark copper amber with a light brown head that last for a while. Aroma of grassy hops, caramel, earthiness and some light floral esthers. Taste is grassy earthy hops, with a light caramel and a night smooth light bitterness throughout. Excellent sessionable bitter, one of the best I’ve had in the style.
andrewturba (479) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark copper colour with a long lasting thin off white head leaving some good lace. Aroma is toast, toffee, and grass. Flavour is toffee, caramel, toast, medium bitterness, grassy, earthy and a dry finish.
jdobbs (85) - - DEC 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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Mora2000 (4111) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a murky brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of toffee with a hint of grass thrown in. Definitely a malty beer. The flavor is similar. I get some toffee and biscuit malt, with a bit of grass and earth mixed in. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nice ESB.
Hungarian_G (86) - - NOV 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep copper/amber with a nice 2-finger head and thick white foam. Nice chunky lacing. Heavy aroma of citrus and caramel sweetness. Heavy nose of yeasty earthiness as well. Medium carbonation followed by floral bitterness, resinous notes and a strong malt foundation. Medium bitter finish. A nice beer and a proper English ESB.
AGAquino (654) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - OCT 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 12oz bottle at Stout in Toronto. Clear amber colour with a slight foamy head. Nicely balanced flavours, very drinkable.
Digital_Aura (209) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
341ml bottle. Coppery brown with small head. Created good lace. Ample fruity, malty aroma. Tastes great! Robust malts and equally generous treatments of sweet fruit hops. Rounds out to a burnt/roasted flavour on the finish. Superb palate - great carbonation. A spectacular ESB
AlexT (6) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing bitter from Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Extra Special Bitter is a good every day beer with good personality and taste.
Minderbinder (824) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear brown with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of caramel, sugar, malt, earthy notes. Taste is of malt, bitterness. Overall: opposite of bold. Decent beer.