Shag (2678) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange color with a white head. Aroma has some perfume and citrus. The flavor is somewhat sour with more citrus and caramel. Overall decent session stuff.
beernovice39 (3251) - Montana, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Westside. Brown with a thin tan top. Scent is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is caramel, nuts and roasty.
ChainGangGuy (4505) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clouded, dusky russet body with over an inch of off-white foam crowning the glass.
Smell: Biscuity, bready foremost, then, a hint of toast and, further down, a low note of roast with a sweetish toffee accent enveloping all of it. Small smidgen of dried herb and fruit.
Taste: Sugary toffee tossed with crumpled bread and biscuits. Scantly toasty. Small nibble of red apple. Herbal hops provide a little amount of balancing bitterness, though the ale still manages to finish out a bit sweetish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Just a half-notch above medium-bodied.
Overall: Has a more beefier character than most Irish Ales, presumably thanks to not being ruthlessly over-filtered.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber red color with a off white head. Aroma is malty, nutty, toasty, and some earthy hops . Flavor is malty, nutty, toasty, biscuit, and a bitter earthy finish.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a murky brown color with a creamy beige head. Dry and roasty aroma with a hint of chocolate and a little nutty. Toasted malt flavor with some yeasty, caramel and nutty notes. Dry mildly bitter finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2008 Date: 03/18/2007
opaque muddy red, wispy beige head, dry caramel malt aroma with earthy hops, rich caramel malt flavor, just a bit of sweetness, nice bready character, good balancing hops add character without making it apparently hoppy
opaque dark red and a bit cleared than the regular tap, dense creamy beige head, same rich aroma and flavor
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Words: dry hopped
Appearance: cloudy dark red, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: dry caramel malt aroma with lots of bready character and earthy hops,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, very dry, caramel character is well balanced by earthyness, light lasting bitter finish,
Appearance: hazy dark red,
Aroma: aroma is the same as the dry hopped cask with dry bready caramel balanced by lots of earthy hops,
Flavor: same dry caramel flavor with the big balancing earthyness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy garnet color. Very nice lacing! rich nutty, malt flavor. light bitterness. sweet like boiled peanuts. smooth, light-medium bodied.
Cybercat (3981) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent! The cloudy dark brown color is inviting, and the aroma is decidedly ale-ish and smoky. Flavor is mild and free of bitterness, but vivid and with smoky and nutty undertones. Smooth as a baby’s cheek, this is a delightfully drinkable ale, the sort that you sip.