OldGrowth (2421) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
from growler, good aroma, bitter sweet, citrus, biscuit, wet card board. Brownish orange color, got a good head with a vigorous pour, bitter sweet aroma, more citrus, grapefruit, less biscuit. medium body, creamy mouth feel, bitter finish, Good beer, aroma had nice mix as it seemed to jump around from sniff to sniff as what I smelled. Hoppier than other Irish reds I’ve had, but that’s OK
Bamsen78 (2294) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours slightly hazy reddish amber with stable off-white head. Clear aroma of malt, roast, chocolate and caramel with subtle hoppy notes. Bitter, hoppy flavour with notes of malt and fruit and a hint of dark chocolate. Nice.
jrob21 (2288) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at 42nd street in Raleigh. Delicious looking dark, blood red color. Aroma is slightly floral with a bit of sweetness. Caramel malt favor. Flavor is a faint citrus hop. You have a light sessionable beer here.
Dorqui (2055) - Brescia, ITALY - FEB 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned at "GolosItalia 2014". Dark amber color, ashed aspect with creamy head of long duration. Intense smoked malt aroma, notes of wood, cortex, amber malty. Good and very typical taste, good bitter palate and pleasant equilibrate alcoholic final.
bubbleflubber (1700) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber into the glass, with a 3-finger head that leaves thick, chunky lacing. The nose is of deep caramel and chocolates. Flavors of caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, light biscuit, cocoa nibs and effervescent esters. The finish is a biscuit flour dry hopping and cocoa, lingering appropriately. The mouthfeel is substantive with a semi-active palate and medium body. Actually, I do enjoy this Irish Red very much, as it provides a comforting sweetness all around, and causes me to reminisce in its effervescence. Nice offering.
jcartamdg (1599) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a big off white head. Aroma is malty, caramel and chocolate, no hop bitterness on the nose. Taste is malty, caramel and chocolate, metallic notes and slight hop bitterness. This beer does not live up to its description. Not good
guzzler67 (1476) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany appearance with an average size, off white head and decent lacing. Muted aroma of caramel malts and a hint of floral hops. Mellow, earthy, sweetish flavors with the hop profile developing more in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel with a short lived finish.
freekyp (1460) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aviator has taken a traditionally staid style and added some excitement. Pours a light copper with a pillowy off-white head. Oodles of lacing abountd. Nose mingles caramel, chocolate and resiny pine. Mild spiciness throughout with a dark earthy hop rise in the bitter finish.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, at Tir na nog in downtown raleigh. Pours with a decent whitish head, good retention, reddish body, a good bit hazy. Has a sweet malty aroma, with some nut, hops, sugar, and has a nice floral bitter finish. Fresh tasting malts, lively on the hops. Pretty decent beer.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malt aroma. Dark red pour with white head. Medium body with slight bitterness. No discernable aftertaste.