skmikeg (878) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a amber red with a small off white head. Aroma is of sweet toasted malts, caramel, and some pine. Taste is of toasted malts, caramel, some coco notes, a little rye, and a small amount of pine hops. Has a medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a sweet, malty finish. overall, a pretty good Irish ale that goes great with food.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub.
Pours a dark golden orange/amber color with a 1.5 finger off white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of lacing left behind.
Sweet malt aroma with lots of caramel, toffee, rye and dark fruits. Subtle hops and estery yeast balance things out a bit.
Fuller bodied than expected with a balance of crisp hops and sweet malts. Hoppier than expected up front with dry spiciness and subtle earthy, floral notes.backing malt backbone with lots of sweetness. Hints of caramel, toffee rye, hazelnut, apricot and other light fruit. Well balanced and very drinkable.
deekyn (1170) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - pours very clear red color. S - very sweet malty aroma up front. Hints of tart red berry. Some biscuity notes. M - lighter slight syrupy body. Moderate carb. Lingering caramel biscuity malts. T - pretty weak flavors. Caramel and biscuity malts on the nose. Grains and a slight tart red berry on the palate. Lingering maltiness and a hint of rue on the end. O - average beer weak and muddled tastes. 5+/6-
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to DarthKostritzer for sending this one! Cheers, Cory! Pours a medium brown amber with an off-white head. Nose is malt, toffee, cocoa, a hint of spice, and malt that is almost nutty. Flavor is a burst of malt- nice caramel and chocolate followed by some hop bitterness then fading into a finish of more malt. Great medium-bodied malt bomb of an Irish Red.
MadIndian (2366) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little thin. Nice red pour with hints of caramel malts, rye and roast. Nice chocoalte and roast finish, dry and crisp. Nice beer.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with moderate off-white head. Aroma of caramel, peat, and roasted malt. Flavor of caramel, honey, chocolate, toffee, grain, and roasted malt with mild bitterness in the finish.
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the source. Pours with a pretty clear amber-copper hued body with a just off-white head. Aromas are bready, caramel, grainy, light esters. Flavors are thin, a bit sharp, fruity esters, berries, some caramel. Lightly spicy. Lively bubbles, thin, and dry with a neutral balance.
Drake (8442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the 6th annual Richmond Industry Gathering, 11/27/11. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized creamy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, earthy hops and an herbal note. The taste is toffe and bitter hops. Medium bodied.
obguthr (3769) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Buttery caramel aroma, ringed with cherries and vanilla hints. Clear copper, thin yellow head. Rich caramel flavor, palatably buttery. Less fruity on the palate which is nice. Needs better QC. Rich, yet quaffable.
ChazMania (653) - Pasadena, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured into Stone IPA glass- malt and molasses on the nose, lightly carbonated reddish-brown. Good full body texture, roasted malt flavors yet really clean- very enjoyable and well made beer.