House Ales Hip-Hop Series #1 RUN ESB

Formerly brewed at House Ales
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Toronto, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Black Extra Special Bitter

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1901) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 8, 2016
Tap at Bar Volo. Dark, reddish brown with thick, persistent light beige head. Dried and smoked dark fruits on the nose, some roastiness with an interestingly fun tropical candy element. Must be the Brett mixing in with all the rest. Tastes dry roasty sweet with a bitter fruity character. Very light on the palate, watery on the tongue and roasty dryish in the finish. A pretty interesting hybrid although Id honestly prefer a Orval or a good ESB instead. Was fun nevertheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thorongil2 (2925) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
(cask) bright, dark reddish amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of stewed fruit; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2015
Cask at Bar Volo. Somewhere between ruby and chestnut brown. Small white head. Definitely ESB in the nose, with maybe a little more brown sugar than usual. Flavour is Brithops, lightly toasted malts, fruity yeast, and there is an interesting bitterness in the finish. An ideal beer for the cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11978) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
Smells good, chocolate and stouty. On cask at barvolo. But very light. Passable beer. Better carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (16965) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
On tap at Bar Volo, pours a super dark mahogany / dark brown / black with a small tan head. Aroma is like that the Fermium black IPA, with loads of roasted malt and resinous hops. Flavour is nothing like a traditional ESB and more like a black IPA with an English malt bill, with notes of English roasted malt, bready rye notes, and substantial piney hops. Full-flavoured and creamy on the mouthfeel. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13693) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
A dark reddish brown ale with a thin brown head. In aroma, a rather vinous malt with fruity esters, quasi Belgian qualities, burned caramel, very nice. In mouth, a smooth lightly peated malt, licorice and sweet fruity esters.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BreWedge (531) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 15, 2013
On cask @ Bar Volo TO. Pours a near opaque brown with a patchy off-white head. Aroma is like banana bread (wow)!! Smells like...awesomeness. Taste is subtly sweet, some bread/yeast, mild bitterness, and some alcohol. Mouthfeel is creamy and extremely smooth with a very short and gentle bitter finish. Very unique brew with an amazing aroma but the taste doesn't live up to the aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
From notes, at Bar Volo. Pours a dark brown colours with a nice tan head. Aroma is biscuit malts. Flavour of herbal hop bitter and noticeable sweet malts. Chocolate notes as well and a nice lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (8668) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Smells slighlty malty. Taste has some coffee bitter, a little nuttiness. Pour brownish red. Hand pulled so carbonation is low. Not much head or lacing. Very mild beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (3730) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2012
On cask at Volo. Pours a dark brown with decent-sized off-white head. Aroma is lightly roasty, mild caramel malt and modest citric hops. Flavour roasty and hoppy with decent toffee maltiness. Mellow carbonation. Unique and interesting - almost like a restrained, sessionable black IPA.

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