Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml can. Red colour, enormous rocky and creamy head. The aroma is of malt with a light citrusy note. Medium bitterness, balnce between malt and hops, and a metallic feeling, surely for the can. Not outstanding, but a nice ale, easy to drink and refreshing. English ales are always nice to drink.
Borup (9017) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Dark amber colour with a small off white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, amlt and hops.
HomeBrewed (4) - Australian, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2006 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml can. (30 NOK) Nice color and head retention. Aroma strong. Hops prevalent and pleasant bitter finish.
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
568ml bottle, 5.2% a/v
Pours darker then expected, a very deep nutty brown colour. The head is also brown,, with some fine lacing on the bottle. The smell is caramel, citrus and a nice hop kick. The taste consisting of much the same. The crisp hop finish is fantastic and this beer goes down well. Something to drink with the lads.
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark amber-red with a silky but small head. Once the sour carbon flavour dissipated, aromas of caramel and amber malt, and some faint hops. Taste very difficult to pin down: fruity, almost red-delicious apple-like taste, probably the hops. Pale malt very present, but it must get its colour from some other malting, but it’s hard to taste. Perhaps a bit of amber? Carbonation a bit strong - sort of a gassy beer. Pleasant malt aftertaste lingers a nice long while. Overall, very drinkable, probably will buy again, if only to identify the more mysterious flavours. Not a favourite, but intriguing all the same.
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear copper color with a off-white head. Aroma is weak, but fruity and malty with some hops. Fruity, citrus like flavor with malt and some caramel. Thin body but it’s hop-dominated, lightly dry finish.
Englander1986 (51) - Middlesbrough, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A really nice bitter, suprisingly, since its not all that popular. Decent amount for a decent price, deffinately worth a try.
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2008 568mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours dark amber, with a good head. Malty, (just a touch sweet), with a solid blast of hops. Carbonation is on the low side of what I like. Really a great beer. Stands on it’s own, or excellent with food. Try it. You’ll like it.
demitriustown (1156) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malts, caramel, nice hop texture, and some tart apples linger throughout the aroma. Appearance is a copper clear pour with a minimal off white head that lingers for quite a while. Taste is caramelized malts, a dry grainy texture, bitter, a pine note, and crab apples. Palate is dry, bitter, lightly carbonated and short. Overall, It’s a decent ESB maybe on the high end of the ESB latter.
thomat (2828) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color with an off-white head. Malt with hints of fruit. Medium body with a nice bitter aftertaste.