theprofessor (3) - Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2004 does not count
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
I was excited to try this and it looked great, however the taste never ended up sitting well. Disappointed.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unfiltered red rust. Scattered, rocky light tan head. Plummy malts placed over a bedding of phenolic esters and flowers. Fairly perfumey, chalky, and leafy with hints of unsweetened chocolate, butter rum, and roasted malt hulls. Soft-bodied. Gentle, bottle-conditioned spritz. Tangy malts and earthy hop flavors become slick and slightly rooty at the center. The maltiness becomes fully sweet and bready, late, with a hint of toffee backed with spicy hops. Finishes rooty and gingery with hints of wood, toffee, and lemon. Toffee malt profile lingers to accompany the light phenolic belches. Mediocre stuff, given the high level of acidity and notably bubbly mouthfeel.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp. Hearty flavor with a strong hop flavor for a boulevard ale. You can drink a lot of this on St. Paddy's Day.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown/red in coloration with a white head. A sharply malt aroma hinting at hops. nicely carbonated, perhaps a bit to much, makes the mouth tingle.
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JAN 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice this year. Very balanced, nice carbonation to style, malty, with the Goldings citrus finish. Very refreshing; would make a good session beer.
Antonioism (11) - Warrensburg, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice all around beer!!!
Too bad it's a seasonal. It has a great red appearance.
heemer77 (5148) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2007 This has a beautiful amber color. Tried this again recently on tap. It’s a nice brew. The aroma has some carmel, nuts and a little hint of apple. the body is a little highly carbonated, but I also find that in the bottle. The taste is slight apple with some caramel, iced tea and a little bit of citrus in the finish. A good brew. I am rating this again with the 2007 batch from a bottle. Nice light body and flavors are the same, but maybe a little more muted. A good session beer.
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color with a nice frothy head. Aroma is sweet with floral notes. Flavor is sweet and lighty bitter. Well balanced. Liked this beer.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber color with a medium tan head. Aroma is warm and malty. Flavor is equally malty with some caramel and a good balance of hops.
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.