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ontario102 (11) Boise, Idaho | July 5, 2005| Updated July 11, 2005
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Best Pub in the íCuse; itís in the heart of the "action" in downtown, and the food is very good. Bar tenders are knowledgeable or sexy, but not typically both. Nice lineup of taps and a must see if youíre in the area.
Sammy (574) Toronto, Ontario | June 12, 2005
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
I only saw about 2 dozen of the reported 70, but Venom and others insist they are there. There are many more beers listed, but not all were available. Mostly local but a few guest taps for popular stuff, like ARogant B. Very full for a Monday, but loud music and people were shouting above it which made it on highly obnoxious side for any bar I have been to in 30 odd years. Fresh and well-served out of tap although did not see custom glassware.
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | December 22, 2004| Updated January 1, 2006
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Dec 2004: At first I wasnít terribly impressed...the tap list doesnít have a lot of rarities or surprises, focusing fairly heavily on NY state stuff...and the ambiance seems sort of mall-ish to me. BUT the Middle Ages and Southern Tier stuff makes it worth a stop alone, the pints are very generous and cheap, and there are some nice private booths to the right of the bar. Definitely worth a stop.
Dec 2005: two more stops this year included the fine Middle Ages X, another Dragonslayer just as majestic as last yearsí, and a 9-year-old glass of Rogue Kriek! Plus a terrific prosciutto/parmesan sandwich and crab chowder...this place rocks!
DYCSoccer17 (307) Woodland, California | May 28, 2004
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This is the quintessential beer bar. I have not been to a ton of tap houses, but this one is remarkable. There are at least 70 taps with lots of weird stuff that you canít even buy in bottleshops. If anyone has ever been to the Pizza Plants in Buffalo, you can multiply their selection by about 5. Prices are decent as well. My only complaint is that the one bartender I had seemed like quite an asshole.
jabramo (2) | April 22, 2004
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
The Tusk can really be hit or miss, however in general, itís a nice place to go for a nice selection of some some very high quality beers. It tends to get too crowded, and could afford to expand just a little. But in general, a nice place to have good beer with friends.
Grandpa (12) Verona, New York | April 1, 2004
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Great place to sit, talk, drink, eat and rate beers with friends. I haven't yet exhausted their tap selections. A must stop for me when my adult sons are in town
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2004
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Awesome, quality tap list, from barley wines to pale ales. Prices are reasonable, atmosphere relax and friendly, you just wish you had more time to get through those taps. Little tip: go do your shopping at Party Source beforehand and then come for your tasting. A lot of the beers on tap here are available in bottles at the Party Source, so shopping prior to coming will make your choice of tap much easier with a few bottles of this tap and that tap in your trunk!
CapFlu (205) Victoria, British Columbia | January 28, 2004
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Like a kid in a candyshop. Surrounded by taps - what more could you want? The night spot for a RBer travelling through Syracuse. Fresh draught and a selection within each style make for a tremendous horizontal tasting. The Porter and IPA tastings were my favourites - love that new addition of Southern Tier IPA!
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