LBarouf (113) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: cereals and caramel, a little floral and earthy
Appearance: pours amber/orange, fairly clear with an off white head.
Taste: medium bitter and a little sour.
Palate: Medium to full body, feels a little creamy. average carbonation and bitter finish.
It’s a nice try for a bitter beer. Thanks to the label that told me the meaning of ESB... I guess people around there don’t know what beer is. Anyhow, not bad. I prefer other ESBs, but I could drink this again.
robinvboyer (3083) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown pour, small white head. Aroma of toasted cereals, light nuts, and some earthy, grassy hops. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium bitter finish, with a solid toasted nut that lingers.
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
July 25 2012. 500ml bottle pours clear chestnut brown with amber hues. Beautiful colour but little bubbly head wrecks the appeal. Aroma is grassy hops and biscuit malt with a twist of pine or something a little spicy. Taste is grapefruit hops up front quickly turning to more earthy hops with the depth of roasted malts present. There is a bitter feel, not enough to call it a bite but rather a spice like pepper. Palate is a tad slick but good lingering mouthfeel. Not a fan of the brewery's offerings so this was a pleasant surprise and scored higher than where my gut feeling places it.
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours a red-brown in the glass with an invisible head. The lace isn't very respectable either. Fragrance of floral hops, grapefruit and sweet caramel. Wonderful bittersweet sock in the mouth on initial tasting. More hops than many IPA's I've had. Great blend of grapefruit and honey and a hint of nuts. Sharply bitter aftertaste, but not unpleasant. The palate is very wet and flat bringing the overall score down.
Strangebrewer (844) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Poured clear copper with a thin creamy head. Malty aroma with a citrusy hop note. Medium mouthfeel, average carbonation, semi-dry palate. Flavour is a nice mix of caramel malt and fresh hops, spicy pepper hint.
gilvanblight (772) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Could not find this in the Database so had to add it. It’s possible it was the limited release Saint Paddy’s. Dark brown orange pour with a quickly fading head. Yeasty hoppy nose. Mouth is a mix of hoppy bitterness and something pleasant. Malts? Nuts? Caramel? I really can’t place it but I do like it. There’s that bitter very hoppy bite that I’m not a fan of. Reminds me a bit of a dark IPA. Overall rather nice and easy to drink. Very low carbonation which is nice after the other beers I’ve had tonight. Not bad at all.