bhensonb (13530) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours clear, dark and ruddy with a slight beige head. Aroma is treacle in a moderate way with something that could be floral hop. Med body or so. Flavor is a bit different - making me think of herbal hop. It is fairly dry, tho it seems mostly about the malt. Better than a lot of "Irish reds".
BabySam (1) - - JUL 21, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very malty tast without too much else to mull over. A little toasty with notes of caramel. I would give it a higher score if there wasn’t so much sugar in it. The taste lingered in my mouth for two days
Mora2000 (6134) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending this can my way. Red pour with a small white head. The aroma is very malty with some caramel and toffee malt and not too much else going on. Smells fairly sweet. The flavor is a bit different. I get some nice malt notes as well as some light citrus and pine notes from the hops. There is a touch of roasted malt and caramel, with quite a bit of brown sugar mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a huge fan of this style but I liked this one. Thanks Andre.
Pailhead (6249) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of 5000 via trade
Bottle: The aroma has moderate caramel and chocolate that gives it sort of a tootsie roll aroma. There is also some light roasted nuttiness with a touch of dusty notes. It looks brown sitting in the glass, but when held to the light it’s more of transparent orangish-red. It has a one finger khaki head that settles to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There is some light dotted lacing left on the sides of the glass. The bottom of the bottle yields a significantly more cloudy pour. The flavor starts with a quick dose of light caramel and even lighter chocolate. The finish has a moderate roasted nuttiness, light herbal hops, and some toastiness. It’s light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, I’m not even sure when the last time I had an Irish Ale was, but this seems more flavorful, drinkable and refreshing than most.
robforbes (2129) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a cloudy copper with a small dirty white head, and a little lacing.
smell is of spice, brown sugar, malt, caramel, and hops in back.
taste is of spice, caramel, some roasted malt, and touch of citrus. ends a little tangy and somewhat bitter.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dirty caramel, large frothy off-white head, nice lacing. Faint biscuity malt like nose. Soft biscuit, also nutty on the tongue. Body and mouthfeel are moderate, but its leaning on the softer/lighter side. Finish is a bit nutty, mealy, some bready and biscuit notes. Very soft sweetness. Pretty simple, but well put together.
Crit (3718) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 Rerate March 2013
Sparkling reddish brown, small tan head. Toasty sweet palate and nose, quite pleasant
mcberko (11981) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Bitter Tasting Room, pours a clear orange amber with a medium white head. Aroma of dry bitter malts, caramel and low sweetness. Flavour of toffee, dry bitter malts, with low sweetness and a sort of dry hop note at the end. Light body. Decent but unadventurous.
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Iced tea colored with minimal off-white head. Mostly caramel, malt and butterscotch notes in the aroma. The taste starts with big toffee and toasted biscuit malt flavors along with some brown sugar, cola and medicinal hops. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with adequate carbonation and a mildly bitter, malty finish. Fairly smooth and drinkable for the most part.
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy orange-brown with a thin top of large bubbled off white head. Aroma is abundant with roasted, slightly nutty malt, slight hop and indeed some toffee sweetness there as well. Taste is more akin to a nut brown ale with a real developed nuttiness there, some sweetness and again roast in the malt. Toffee returns in the finish. Quite pleasant and drinkable, decent for the style.