OOKPIKABLE (168) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep amber. aroma of malts with a bit of brown sugar. Tastes of same. Smooth, with wateryish mouthfeel.
radiomgb (2466) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
600ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Amber in colour with a thin off-white head, light lacing. The aroma is heavily malty, roasty, some sweetness, caramel. The flavour is roasty and malty, caramel sweetness, some fruit. Finishes lightly bitter, lingering.
DuffMan (7624) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Ian. Deep reddish hue, average off white head. Very malty and sweet, dark toffee, a little buttery, brown sugar. Sweet, simple, but decent.
SuperTiti33 (747) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rousse. Belle mousse généreuse. Nez: dominance caramel. Malté. Léger arôme de rôti. Bois. Toffee. Bouche: sucré. Très caramélisé. Nougat. Toffee. Un peu de café. Bonbon. Je ne vois pas vraiment le vieillissement en fût de whisky à part peu être une touche de vanille. Très axé sur le sucre mais c'est pas déplaisant du tout, au contraire.
MarkoR (640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
600 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a nice red-amber colour with small creamy head. Aromas of caramel, fruits. Taste of vanilla, spices. Very good beer.
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An okay Irish red. Deep amber coloration, mild bready and grass aroma with hints of oak. I don’t get much of the vanilla, but this is a pretty mild beer in general. Picked this one up in Toronto in 2013.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full amber with cream-tan frothy head. Aroma is of moderate sweet malt (grain and caramel), hint of molasses, tart raspberry. Flavor is considerable caramel, zingy strawberry, mild hop resin: leaf, grass, touch of spice. hint of bread. Bitterness is light and swells and fades over about five seconds. Body is medium-light with light, soft carbonation, giving a slightly placid feel. An easy-going high-end beer.
thorongil2 (1548) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) clear amber colour with a small white head; aroma of stewed fruit; refreshing, wheat-like flavour with long light bitter finish; pleasant if unexceptional
JamesChamp (15) - Canada, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I see a lot of people really enjoy this beer. I was thinking this beer was going to have a lot of great taste, I was a bit disappointed after drinking it. Not that it was bad, I was just expecting more taste, and I did not notice the oak aged the label says. Maybe it is just the style of beer. Can’t say I have drank much Irish Reds before.
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear red with lots of bubbles and a thick beige head that rapidly settles down, leaving barely a trace. Aroma is very faint, but good - toasty caramel malts, vanilla, wood and whiskey. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Taste is treacle, toasty malts, bitter cherry, vanilla with very light hops and whiskey coming through in the end.