donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy red/amber with off white head. Biscuity malt nose, no real hop aroma. Flavour has a biscuity malt body and very mild bitterness. There is an odd sourness - seems odd for a red ale. Quite pedestrian.
hawthorne00 (2595) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Gushed a bit. Deep red with an inch of beige head. Aroma has a mixture of dark sugars and a little grass. Taste is fairly sweet with quite a lot of bite from the high remaining carbonation. Fizzy palate improves a little with a swirl, but this is still pretty dull.
Jade (417) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark caramel / red colour. Nice thick beige head that dissapears quite quickly. Strong aroma of toffee or caramel. Not as creamy as I expected but still quite plesant. Definite roasted toffee flavour with a sweet, almost fruity after taste that seems to cling to the top of the mouth. Not a bad drop.
davidm (1977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Sweet and nice. Aromas of roasted malt, and cola. Flavour is sweet, with light bitterness, and it has good length. Palate is velvety, and medium-bodied. Amber colour, with a frothy long-lasting head.
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours witgh a large off white ehad over a clear red-yellow body. A sweet molasses, slightly smokey aroma. Taste of butterscotch and caramel. A slightly dry finish.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - DEC 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a deep amber hue with fizzy head. Nose is unique malt, although not too interesting. In the mouth it is a little thin but has a unique character. Didn’t really agree with me.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours hazy reddish brown a bubbly light tan head. Aroma has notes of toffee, malt, apple and berries. Flavour is similar, though less sweet, and has more emphasis on the malt and less fruit. Dry and highly carbonated with a dry, bitter finish. Not too bad but not particularly memorable either.
Davros (2066) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours ruby/copper with a decent white head that then proceeded to grow into a towering mound well above the rim of the glass, and left lots of lacing.
Aroma is a mix of brown sugar, resinous hops, caramel, confectionery, white wine and bread. What an eclectic mix! Quite nice though!
Many of the above aromas are mirrored in the flavours, in particular, sweet caramel, bready malt and resinous hops. Finishes with a very tame bitterness, which lets the malt dominate in an overly sweet manner.
Body feels slightly watery, and I think a bit more carbonation might have helped to create a drier finish.
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml. Poured hazy burnt copper with an averaged sized, frothy, lightly tanned head which lasted well. Aroma was of toffee malts with light notes of earthy hops, caramel, nuts, Anzac biscuits, overripe peaches and sultana’s. Flavor was smooth with a light earthy hop bitterness, slightly buttery toffee malts, caramel, red berries and ripe nectarines and a nutty finish. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation, a dry mouthfeel, watery texture and a decent length finish. Seemed more an ESB than it did an Irish Red IMO.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. A semi gusher with half the remaining beer creeping its way out from the bottle. It pours copper with a large beige head. There’s a strong candy apple aroma and flavour (acetaldehyde perhaps?) and has metallic and phenolic off-flavours - safe to say this is an infected batch. Tough to drink so I let the drain enjoy this one. Disappointing to have tried a bad bottle.