Deu (514) - Nantes, FRANCE - OCT 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Sin é.Nice Irish red, good flavor a little more dominent than others. N
Skinnyviking (6223) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at the International Craft Brewing and Dstilling Convention in Dubling. Draught. High creamy off-white head. Hazy dark brown body. Mild befrries caramel aroma. Light spicy grassy and highly carbonated flavor. Long bitter finish.
ACD (527) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 5, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Keg dispense at Dice Bar, Dublin. Pours a copper red colour with a decent enough head, lacing is light throughout. Holy Jesus this smells poor - granny’s over-boiled some veggies and left them out there on the stove to ripen...and a bit of caramel. Christ. Taste doesn’t get much better - stewed veggies, caramel malt, slight herb, cardboard. Aftertaste is swift (thankfully) with a slight herby hop flavour lingering alongside a touch of caramel and a load of weird off-flavours. Irish micro-brewing at its very worst (i’m not too fond of this style at its very best to be fair); there’s a reason this is only available in one location in the city, do yourself a favour and buy a bag of chips instead.
garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brewery is alive again and calling itself Big Hand Brewery and only brews for Dice Bar. Appearance: Ruby red, small white head. Aroma: turnips, malt, plastic, quite a ’home brew’ aroma. Not great. A little sad that I have a whole pint. Flavour: Nutty, cabbage, lots of caramel, weird, almost cake like. I don’t know. Odd.