michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Draught at TND: Aroma of malt and caramel. Poured orange in color with a very small, creamy, tan head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malt, light toffee, light brown sugar, and slight dried leafs. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Sweet malt finish. robinvboyer (4738) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2009
On Tap at Beer Bistro.
Now this was NICE!
I loved the amount chewy bready malts mixed in with the thick raisin, and caramel aromas and flavors. This was a chewy beer, and felt like a meal, it was heavy, but oh so satisfying. It was a little more bitter than i was expecting in the finish, but overall, i really really enjoyed it.
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2009
Draught (keg) at Rhino. Bright, deep golden-amber with a small white head. Both aroma and flavour are solid and balanced, with notes of caramel, dried fruit and a drying, bitter finish with those delicious UK hops. Damn easy to drink! DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2009
Nose has fine malt, caramel, and some red pitfruit. Deep copper, small tan head, plenty of lace, impressive for draught. Taste is a fruity malt, wet hop leaves. Light bodied, really well balanced, alcohol isn’t noticed (6.8?), quite an easy drinking beer given the abv. Terrific! barncatmatt (2287) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2009
on tap at the Golden Kiwi. amber with a tight tan head. big fruity malt nose with english hops in the background. big and full in the mouth with deep english fruity malts leading to a surprisingly bitter finish. very ejoyable brew. id say this is a English Strong Ale or at least thats what it reminded me of. really solid all around but the big english malts really won me over.
JFGrind (2064) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2009
I had this on draft @ Union Jack’s Glenside in honor of Philly Beer Week. Barmaid described this as a brown ale, but I quickly realized it was an ESB. Bitterness was more than an average UK ESB, medium bodied amber and some roast, fruit, caramel and nuttiness all wrapped into a decent ESB. MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2009
Draught at King Edward, Ilderton ON- Deep, slightly golden amber with a creamy white cap. Nose is simple, and of caramel malts, some fruit, floral hops, some rye. Sweet malts meet fruity components of the same sweetness, some floral bittering hops, leading to a toasty nutty finish. Creamy, fruity, malty. A simple comfort beer, but one I am glad I got to try. Thanks for getting this one on RIch! pootzboy (1787) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2009
Clear deep chestnut colors with rich ruby highlights and a 2 finger tan cap that lasts and laces up the pint glass.
As this beer warms you get the wonderful aroma of sweet brown caramel malt, ripe fruits and hint of grass
Front side floods the palate with rich brown caramel malts, some nuttines, some dark fruit, then the balance comes in with a sharp resinous bittering from long-boil targets that carries through to dry and bitter the finish and leave a metallic bitter after taste.
A primo ESB very delicious and satisfying DerWeg (1702) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2009
Draught @ beerbistro. This was so standard-issue I don’t know what to say about it. Grainy malt and bitter hop flavors that are balanced & glaringly competent, amid strong carbonation. Nondescript aromas with a hint citrus and fruit. Bland corporate stuff, yet it looks great with dark amber coat and light fine head. "This meal has no soul." jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Draft at IBG (Lutz, FL). Pours a dark reddish amber color with a foamy off-white head. Caramel and biscuit malt aroma along with noticeable alcohol. The flavor is quite good with roasted caramel malt and raisin. The finish is fairly dry with a decent amount of bitterness. The alcohol is more noticeable on the nose than in the flavor.