robinvboyer (4719) - 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.
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. pootzboy (1779) - 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 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!
HogTownHarry (7062) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2009
Draught. At BeerBistro. Obviously I am interested in this beer because of my/its name, but it was surprisingly good - I would happily drink this any time, several pints, in fact. Poured bright clear ruby-walnut with a solid lasting creamy/foamy beige head - lovely colour. The aroma is a touch mild - toasty sweet grain and some slightly woody grassy bitterness - vaguely floral or fruity, but again, mostly just mild. The taste is very well balanced - solid up-front sweet fruity malt, light grain, nothing too harsh, with a solid underpinning of grassy/herbal hop bitterness ... nice palate story to this, it starts roasty-sweet, the mid section is perfectly balanced, and the longish finish is fresh and hoppy (UK hoppy, of course). Slightly light-bodied, solidly astringent (in a very good way, again it seemed a little woody to me), only mildly carbonated, but it finished nicely bitter ... Simple, well-made, a great drinking bitter - that’s actually bitter! egajdzis (6672) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2009
[Tap @ UJ’s Glenside; 6.3%] Poured a clear brown color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of nuts, caramel malts, some vanilla, and toasted dough. Taste of sweeter caramel, brown sugar, nuts, and some cocoa, with a dry finish. Seemed more like a brown ale to me. 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. jercraigs (10651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2009
2009-02-16. Crisp dark amber-orange body with a modest beige head. (3+) Mild sweet aroma, light caramel, sweet malt. (6+) Flavour is sweet overall, with sweet caramel notes and a light fruity tang, English hops in the finish with a lingering light bitterness that balances the sweet malt forward start. Average plus palate. Pretty decent, subtle serviceable brew. On tap at Volo, Toronto 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.