martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, - NOV 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours mid brown with full beige head that lingers and laces. Aroma is caramel with just a smoky hint. Taste is sweetish malty and biscuity with a dry bitter finish. Carbonation is full mouthfeel is more watery than expected
Metalchopz (2557) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep rich amber colour with a frothy warm cap, good retention and creamy lacing. Lots of fruits starting with red apples, then going into some darker ones like prunes, dates to show the caramel base. Fruity malt flavours found in a red ale with some decent hops in the finish. Lightly dry. Not sure about the Ghost Brew thing, as I would prefer a pumpkin beer for this, but overall a very nice ESB with nice grassy notes.
jercraigs (8320) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015-04-25. Dark mahogany brown body, nice foamy beige head fades. 3+ Nice malty aroma has a melange of English malts with notes of toffee, biscuity toasty malt. 7+ Flavour is on the dry side despite being malt forward. Sweet toffee and caramel in the middle. Mild bitterness. Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. It does what it was trying to do rather nicely, a solid take on the style, but it’s not necessarily something I would personally comeback to often. Decent. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto.
Stuu666 (5818) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours reddish amber, nose is malty, caramel, taste is rich, fruity, dry.
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, Gustav Adolf Torg
Beautiful color, dark amber with red reflex, but small head. Mild aroma of roasted malt, light feet. Lean mouthfeel, roasted malt flavor, too dry and too ashy for me. Correct bitterness. Disturbing character of burnt malts in the end.
As said, too ashy.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tesco. Poured a clear, deep amber with a thin off white head. Aroma was malt dominated, with some berries and that SN cream soda note. Dried fruit in the flavour, with toffee and grassy hop. Finish was copper, flat malt and straw.
Eructoblaster (3286) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - 500ml. Brown body with average carbonation and a thin off-white foamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with some grown sugar and biscuity hints. Its robust taste is slightly dominated by hoppy flavors. It carries woody, spicy, and brown sugar notes. Ends with a long, strong bitter finish. Enjoyable everyday Bitter.
cfrancis (2666) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is very malty, loads of caramel and earthy malts with some sweet hop bitterness. Taste is a little smokey roasty flavouring with a small floral hop bitterness. Nice drink for the halloween stroll around the neighborhood.
s_hartshorne (2154) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle morrisons. Amber ok head. Aroma is fruity malts toffee. Taste same some metallic nice bitter finish. Medium body. Ok stuff.
Raistlin (167) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has scuttle sweetness to it, aroma of light chocolate. It pours light red, and has bit of a brownish head. Tastes great, and has medium texture. Realy pleasant after taste of almost smoke like Balfour.
Sammy (9314) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not horrible, just not so drinkable. Foamy head. Malty, sweet and uninteresting. LCBO.