mjg74 (2971) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at cafe. Dark amber in color. Bready malt character. Only a little bit of bitterness. Very average.
Dogbrick (11311) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the Rancho Dr brewpub. This beer is a dark reddish-amber color with a medium thin light beige head that dissipates steadily. Thin sheets of lace slide down the glass quickly. Mild caramel malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture, and flavors of bready malt, caramel and light hops and nuts in the background. The finish is sweet with malt lingering for a bit. Barely average overall.
jcwattsrugger (12136) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours an off white head and red/amber color. Aroma is medium malt, peat. Taste is medium malt-peat/nutty/chocolate, secondary earthy hops. Medium body. OK carbonation.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear reddish brown pour. Some dough and honey in the aroma. Medicinal flavor and finish. Almost chalky on the palate. Not very good.
lb4lb (2584) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light maroon pour. Smell is sweet sticky malt with a dull sweetness in the flavor. Mild bitterness with almost a toasty nuttiness to it as well. This was decent.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
20 oct 07, draft at BD Cafe & Casino, LV. Clear deep mahogany, nice off-white head. Aroma of malts. Flavor is very rich, Slightly smokey? Deep Fuggle bitterness. Medium-heavy bodied.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear amber, thin tan head, sweet carmel malt aroma, good sweet carmel malt flavor well mixed with some tasty chocolate, nice toffee character, enough balance to keep it from being too sweet,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is clear amber with a thin tan head....smell is moderately sweet and malty...taste is overly sweet and rather boring...
dwyerpg (5536) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can’t say that I see why this one a gold medal at some tournament lately, but then again, it’s a pretty decent Irish ale. Too much malt, like most of them, but okay.
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub
Dark amber color. Very light caramel aroma. The body is quite malty, round, of course with its share of caramel, very light malty fruitness. Better than expected.