Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good beer. Hard to compare it to other irish ales as the only other irish beer I have had is guiness which isn’t of the same style.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful representation of this obscure style. Real nice head, beautiful, stained-mahogany color. Some ’floaties’ from the bottle conditioning, but that’s expected. Buttery nose. Smooth, woodsy taste, complemented with a burnt roastiness. Left behind a gentle smokiness and a mouthwatering sweetness... and a little hop zing, as if it were icing on the cake.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2002
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2002 version: Absolutely wonderful. IMO the best offering from this marvelous brewery. Excellent malt flavor, beautiful appearance and appreciable head. The only things I see need improvement are the lack of aroma and the fact that this is seasonal.
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - AUG 30, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good shot at a difficult style. Toasty, warming, and overall very pleasant.