JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This ale lacks any indistinguishable characteristics but is an all around good drinking beer. Nice apple malt flavor with litte bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice and tasty.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light bronze-amber. Husky, slightly breadcrusty aroma leans towards earthiness. Malty flavour with some light earthy hopping (seemed fuggley to me but I didn’t verify that). Sweetish, earthy, field-like finish.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber brown color topped with a thick creamt head. Sweet yet sour malty aroma with a touch of hoppiness. Sweet malt flavor quickly turning hoppy. medium bodied and relatively dry.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 5, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear reddish copper. Small off white head. A bubble of carbonation. Buttery aroma with a hint of wine-ish fruit. Mellow, a touch fluffy with a fruit skin aftertaste mixed with a toasted malt base. Medium body. Very mild hop flavor and bitterness. Mainly dry with an oaken, cherry skin fruitiness. A hair cloying. Finishes with a dextrin fullness and yeasty push. OK, but this could be an old sample as it was not marked.
Davhgbrew (723) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Weird aroma I can’t put my finger on. Has a rich creamy mouthfeel, thicker than most of the reds I’ve had. Interesting brew, almost barley wine-ish.
ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 6, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice and smooth for an ale. Taste is great, but all I could think of was Lobster.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 15, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is the second beer I’ve had from Belfast Bay, and though not as good as McGovern’s Oatmeal Stout, it was very good. Aroma was somewhat weak, and the ’apple/pear notes’ might be a streach, but if you’re looking for it, you may find it immediately after you swallow. Otherwise, a crisp red ale with good balancing hops.