DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles’s place. Thanks Tom L. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, overripe fruits, some smokiness, and a bit of minerals. Sweetish flavor with caramel, some smokiness, and some overripe fruitiness. Medium-bodied.
Erzengel (7759) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer starts malty-dry. Hints of roast. The mainpart is dry-fruity (cherries, plums), nicely bitter and a bit dusty-dry. Cereals but not pushy. Interesting combination, a bit "red", smooth. Hints of dry caramel, slightly bitter till the end.
Very interesting, a bit like a "special grain" brew. Nice! --> 12/12/12/12
Beersiveknown (5053) - 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.
kerenmk (4093) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles’ place. Thanks Tom L. Clear dark brown with a white head. Aroma of malt and a little smoke. lightly bitter with a hint of smoke. Light body, a little smoky, bitter finish and nice fizz.
culchiem (3516) - 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.
northropfrye (3249) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at brewpub on Dingle peninsula. A phenomenal beer - the best I’ve tried in Ireland. Dark brown, a touch reddish colour, off white head. Slightly sweet robust malty aroma. Taste is a fabulous roasted malt with a nice tartness to it as well, smokiness and a touch of hops. Lots of flavour. Very enjoyable.
stravale (2778) - 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
elbernays (1228) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from Martins off licence Fairview. Pours chestnut with white foam head. Bread, caramel, cherry, wood, slightly smoky nose. Caramel biscuit sweetness, oak with a dry toffee finish. Very nice.
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not sure why this is labeled an Irish Ale, which usually means a reddish, bready malt beer, because this is really more of a Brown Ale in my eyes. Copper to brown color, aroma is of sweet to bready malts, large off white head that dissipated quickly. Carbonation level meets the expectation. Taste is of a well crafted brown, malts are forward with this beer, slight dark fruit notes. Hops are evident at the end, some pine, not getting citrus however. Finish is wonderful, very easy to drink.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle from Redmonds. Chestnut brown, foamy off white head, doesnt last. Smoke, toasted malt notes, nuts, leather, hints of coffee in the aroma. Lovely. Simple toasted, nutty malt notes up front, a little chewy chocolate followed by more roasted nuts toward the finish. Medium body, tight carbonation, a little fizzy. Long complex finish. This is really good.