realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - MAR 9, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle poured a clear light brownish red color with almost no head at all. The aroma was nutty caramel malts and some yeast esters. Taste was all malt with a big nutty flavor to it. No real hop bitterness or flavor at all and a small amount of alcohol warmth in the finish. Not a bad beer just not my style at all.
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark red on pour with a large, off-white head that diminished quickly. Although delicious, aroma and flavor were modest. Aroma and flavor were similar with malt, caramel, hops, cherries, and carbonation. Very well balanced, the aroma and flavor did not grab me and announce themselves. This Irish Ale would make for a great daily drinking beer if it were available in my area.
IrishBoy (3960) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from cbkschubert; nose of caramel, , brown sugar, and some fruitiness; copper-red with sa decent biege head that quickly fades; flavor has caramel, roastiness, a raisin note, and some faint hop bitterness.
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber purchase Oct. ’06 in Alpine consumed 02/05/07. Poured out clear deep copper with thin off white head. The aroma has sweet malty caramel and lightly roasted malts along with a light smattering of hops. The flavor is much like the aroma with sweet caramelized malts, roasted malts and light hints of vague hoppiness. It ends with less sweet roasted malts. Nice malty brew.
jason (1737) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Cbkschubert. Thanks Craig. Pours a good size head with amber body. Decent look but real lack of smell. Flavor is decent but at best very mild and decently balanced.
limalimamoli (52) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle Low malt aroma leaning towards medium malt kind of buttery, not much hop aroma, Low off white head very clear red/ dark red, caramel like flasvor toffe malt flavor, light hop character, not too dry. Easy drinking
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle from ABC - Pours a clear deep red color with a nice size off white head. Nice red edges show in the light. Light lacing is left as the head settles to a film. Has a light grassy hop aroma. Light caramel malt flavor. Light to medium body. Has a very light dry, toasty finish. Nothing fancy, worth a try.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 22oz Bottle. Pours a clean cherrywood color with a nice one-finger layer of well sustaining light beige head. Aroma of biscuits, rye seed bread, and a gentle brush of grassy euro-hops. Some very light chocolate cherry fudge seems to linger in there as well. Medium-light, gently carbonated mouthfeel. A wave of mildly sweet caramelly malts wash across my tongue. A bit of leather and toasted oak acorns remind me of the fall. Clean. Some of the sweetness fades away at the finish to reveal some subtle dry, grassy hop flavors. Well balanced, well crafted beer overall - great example of the style!
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alot of malt flavor to this one, with slight hops aroma, but not a great beer, abit sweet, ok, but nothing special. on tap at Hollingsheads’
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
(on tap @ hollingshead)anber body with a thick off-white head.light hoppy aroma with an earthy malt taste.