COMRADEJOSH (263) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
red brown in appearance. sweet caramel malt. wonderfully smooth in full bodied beer one of the best I’ve had
edgallow (1660) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of nuts, caramel malts and a little spice. Taste is caramel malts, chocolate and spice/pepper finish.
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Bricktop86 (515) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with hints of red. Aroma is earthy and hay. taste follows nose with some toffee. This one surprised me. Very good
rubbishystuff (1757) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Uncle Dave. Nice balanced all around beer. Dry finish. A little light in the mellow roasted flavor for an Irish ale but still pretty good stuff. Serving: Bottle
kdm1984 (586) - Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of nutty malts and...tomato sauce. Well, that is different for a beer. Good billowy head; lesser lacing. Tastes like nutty malts, maybe a hint of cocoa, and...a little bit of tomato sauce again in the finish. My bottle was fresh and cold, so I can’t blame such an unexpected aroma and flavor on dating or temp. An interesting little beer. I will say that the tomato sauce flavors and aromas DO lessen once this sits for a few minutes after the pour...but it is definitely there to start. How odd. Becomes more toasty upon sitting.
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at 1839 Taphouse in Columbia. Pours a reddish color with white head. Caramel, malty, dusty flavors. Not bad for an irish.
gsmitty80 (1741) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
My kind of Irish Ale. Nice dark red pour with an off white head. Great malt complexity with a nice hop profile of a little stickiness that tapers off.
beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have drank this beer a lot over my years in Kansas. Rating this particular 12oz bottle that I poured into a Lost Abbey cool long stem glass. The beer poured with an amazing, voluminous head. The head is slightly khaki in color and leaves a thick lacing as it settles in. Color of the beer is dark ruby with brown tints. Medium clarity in the beer. In the aroma I am first hit with a fruit ester akin to spoiled fruits. After that is earthy dry dark malts. Flavor is stronger on the earthy malts and a touch of fruity hops (more than I want but that is the state of beers nowadays). Finishes and fruity. I think this a fruitier batch than usual but still a good, non-boring take on the style.
ajnepple (1676) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured into my Guinness 2010 World Cup glass. Dark reddish-brown and hazy with a big off-white head that slowly settles. The aroma and flavor is toasted malts, sweet caramel, toffee and light roast. Mild bitter hops balance things out. Medium body with a lightly sweet finish.
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a cloudy amber color with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, bread, cereal, raisins, with a hint of citrus. Taste is raisin, chocolate, caramel, and citrus with a tangy sweet aftertaste.