cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, - AUG 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I tried this beer on June 10, 2009 at "The Beerbistro" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a solid brown colour with a tan coloured head that laced. The aroma was sweet malt with a nut presence and some hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was sweet malt, dark fruit, and a hint of a bitter finish. A good beer - but not great.
lukin (498) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask. Ruby/amber with bubbly head. Very rich malt flavours, with wood, cherry, breads. Well balanced and a pleasing mouthfeel. Very good ESB.
Travlr (13428) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Tide & Boar. Slightly hazy bright golden orange amber color. Aroma of mixed citrus. Taste is fruity and bitter. Nice.
DomD (102) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma is a nice mixture of caramel, chocolate, and coffee. Appearance is a clear amber with slightly off-white head. Taste is a medium bitter. Body is somewhere between medium and full. Creamy texture, with average carbonation, and a bitter finish. A very drinkable ESB with just the right amount of bitterness.
johnnnniee (2460) - 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.
Bulk_Carrier (2271) - 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 (409) - 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 (465) - 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 (328) - 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 (1091) - 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.