fiulijn (19387) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brewery
Dark amber color, compact head. Dark caramel, not too dry, with a good body strength, a bit dusty.
Decent Amber Ale.
mcberko (14690) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Big Al, pours a hazy dark amber red with a small beige head. Aroma brings out bready malts and not much else. Flavour is along the same lines, where bready malts and a slight herbal quality. Nothing much going on here. It’s okay.
Dogbrick (11654) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a mostly clear dark amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of toasted malt, caramel and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
after4ever (7620) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Strange Brew. Pours murky medium brown with a dense and creamy tan head. Mild, nutty, bready nose, fair amount of malt sugar but not cloying or sugary. Light, crisp body, with bracing and well-placed carb. Nutty, bready, dry mid-palate. Mild and restrained, but well made and very drinkable.
riversideAK (6171) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is pretty malty with noticeable toffee and roast. Pours dark red with little to no head. Flavors of roasted malts, toffee, caramel. No real hop presence. Clean, well done, pleasant.
BuckeyeBoy (6155) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap At Big Al Brewery West Seattle Pours out a nice amber topped with a creamy sand head. Aroma of rich malts and some grain. Tast was a mouthfull of sweet thick malts. Maybe a little touch of wood at the end.
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Somewhat soapy aroma. This is quite smooth. Not too malty or funky. A nice flavorful irish red.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster - Big Al Brewery - Seattle, WA – Malty with a caramel aroma, great flavor this was a great color and a very nice beer to drink. Very easy drinking Irish Ale.
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Draft) Sampled at GCBF 2009 in Victoria on September 9, 2009. Cloudy brown. Sour malt. Lactic. Poor. 4/2/4/2/8
luttonm (4740) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Heavy rich malt body, dark red caramel brown. Alcohol and sour-alt malting, a bit of a mess. Reminiscent of the ’big red’ beer brewed in Serbia, not a great comparison, funky malts, residual sugars and alc bite.