Beersiveknown (3268) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark chestnut brown with cream head that soon collapses. Fruity sweet butterscotch nose. Diacetyl and caramalt sickliness held at bay by astringent dark malt chocolate and roast. Makes a change to usual Irish reds.
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Franciscan Well Winter Ale Festival. A - subtle banana with molasses. A - dark black with a thin brown foam. T - molasses, hints of tobacco, caramel and banana. P - medium body, lingering smoked bitter aftertaste. O - very meaty ale, worth a try.
culchiem (2647) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Ruby brown with a thin head. Aroma is light peat. Flavour is smoky malt, dry, peat in the finish.
Sizzler80 (488) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Pisces Restaurant, Castlegregory. Dark dark ruby pour with a beige head and legs. Medium carbonation. Malty, hoppy bitterness, caramel, raisin. Starts off sweet, finishing bitter. Aromas of dark fruit, hops, toffee and strong malty aromas. Nice beer from a beautiful part of the world.
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stravale (2280) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Central, Gateshead 220312
Dark copper..clear.. bubbly thick white head... reasonable lacing
Aroma of soft caramel malts...light toffee...quite a bit of peat smoke
Taste - caramel malts..smoky...bit of bacon..some sweet dark malts...light bitter hops..peaty smoke...like Laphroaig..a little too much
Palate - soft carb.....thin to medium body. Finish of soft malt...light peaty smoke
Overall - Interesting brown beer with a bit of peaty smoke in the flavour
mikeschuld (53) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Naturally carbonated in the cask (real ale style) with a very nice head. Clear and dark ruby red. High in hop flavors. Some subtle roast notes from the malt as well.