jagdpanzer (18) - USA - MAY 6, 2003
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is my favorite Irish Ale although it is made here in Missouri. Very tasty malt with caramel, a little sweetness. a good Irish style red ale. Too bad it is seasonal or i would buy this year round.
Ernest (6181) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2011 Bottle (BB 05/15/11). Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted light bread, cookie),
lightly hoppy (flowers, apricot), with a light note of gum. Flavor is
moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly
sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body,
watery texture, lively carbonation. Boring but ok.
Dogbrick (7839) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to MOBoy for the trade. Pours a beautiful rich dark amber color with a medium beige head. Aroma is pleasantly toasty and malty. Full sweet malt flavor with a touch of hops and caramel. Finish is sweet. Not bad at all.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good looking, with frothy head and fine clarity in the body. Neutral aroma. Unexciting caramel malt flavor. Finishes tight and dry. THere is some appeal in its sour snap that comes in late, which actually accentuates some sweetness.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2003
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium brown color with tan head. Very little aroma. It is more malty than hoppy, but does taste much better than it smells. Could definitley use more hop aroma.
igneous1 (1495) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
reddish-brown color with a slight, but pleasant head. aroma is malt with a sweet slightly metallic quality. flavor is the star in this one. much more full-flavor than i expected..very malty with hints of brown sugar and a rich chocolatey finish.
MO BEER (32) - USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
rich roasty beer aroma, rich roasty malt flavor that is well balanced with hops.
I'd say it has a pretty thick & silky mouthfeel & finish, medium to low carbonation, drank it pretty cold out of the bottle.
Finish is greeted with some bite from the hops, a decent beer but is one of my least favorite Boulevard brews, if you like richer beers I'd highly recommend Bobs 47 or Bully Porter over this, just don't let these 200 calorie beers make ya fat.
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright red color, almost exagerratedly malty. Nice caramel sweetness. A very nice session ale.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer. Malty ale,with enough hops on the finish to make it interesting. Thanks PhillyBeer2112!
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very much like a scottish ale, yet lacking the peat smoke hints. Very rich malt character; this is a very drinkable. The hopping was very English in character, and ramified throughout the tasting.