rosenbergh (11957) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2010
500 ml bottle. Finland.jercraigs (11095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2010
Clear amber colour with small off-white head.
Caramel, slightly burned malt and hints of floral hops in aroma.
Dry floral hops and sweet burned sugar in flavour. Dry bitterish aftertaste.
2010-02-08. Dark amber brown body with a modest off white head. 3+ Aroma of English malts, muted caramel and very light toasty touches. 6+ Flavour is similar, sweetish English malt, very light bitterness. Average plus bodied palate. Not unpleasant but fairly simple, and lacked the overall presence to do much for me on this sampling. Bottle from LCBO, Toronto mnurda (1305) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle sample via MLCC. Was very surprised abotu hwo much i enjoyed this beer. Great amount of hops. Nicely carbonated. Will try this again. AR (1002) - Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Dark amber color and a mild aroma. The taste has a bit of a pine flavor which dissipates quickly and leaves a dry aftertaste. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2009
Deep clear mahogany, thin off white head, very light lacing.
Aroma is toasty, nutty, light caramel malt sweetness.
Flavour is a bit thin but has the same qualities as the aroma.
Bitter mouth, light body, med carb.
Finishes good length, roast, caramel sweetness.
gam (4142) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2009
Started off pretty slow and flavourless but as it warmed became more enjoyable.
500ml bottle purchased at the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario.
Opened on September 13, 2009.
Okay carbonation rich copper coloured ale aroma honey woody caramel mild fruit fl;avour woody toffee a bitter hops taste of fruit peel caramel flavour,ale worthy of a session finish maty and bitter but no real strength,fair sweetness goes down alright. FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 13, 2009
500ml bottle (K CM, Kamppi)liinis (1791) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2009
Rich red, thin bready head. Slightly woody aroma, some honey. Pleasant
carbonation, soft palate. Taste pleasantly bitter, some barkiness, soft
malty body with some residual sugars. Finish quite simple, a few odd
chemical vapours appear briefly, gently bitter with some drying noble
hops. Not bad for 4.4%, quite full flavoured but certainly sessionable.
quite mild and a bit boring. nice hops but too little of them. mild and pleasant bitter finish. dry tlind2 (1820) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2009
500 ml bottle. Deep amber color, frothy off-white head. Slightly metallic aroma with some floral hops and malts. Slightly sharp, malty flavor with some nuttiness and a hint of leather, some hop bitterness. Fairly light body, medium carbonation. It’s ok. Tessic (1254) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2009
This ESB poured a dark orange colour with a nice creamy white head. To the nose there are scents of raisins, sweet dark malts, bread, hopps and a little caramel. First taste is very creamy but a litle watery. Flavours of ripe fruit and hopps are the most prodominant with off flavours of grass and wood. Finish is hoppy with ripe fruit lingering.