MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - 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 sultanaís. 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.
lliams (86) - Hawthorn, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Have they tweaked this? I tried it a year ago and thought it was pretty dull. Had a bottle the other night though with some indian food and maybe it was the food but man- this beer was alive! really robust, rich and dry.
M_Sack (23) - - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber red with frothy cream coloured head.Hints of whiskey on the nose. Whiskey and burnt caramel on the front of palate creating a pleasantly bitter start leading into stronger malts and well balanced sweetness and long bitter sweet finish. Delicious autumn beer
jmgreenuk (1284) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a deep reddish brown with a thin glass hugging head and no carbonation. The aroma is rich, fruity and of malt. The flavour is uber malty. Itís not a thick, rich beer, but you really feel as though you could chew the malt. There are some cherry notes on the palate too. This is like no other "red" Iíve ever tasted. Itís packed full of diverse flavours and deserves a better rating IMHO. The malty flavour did disappear fairly soon after it was poured though, so drink it quickly!
norkle (3) - - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appealing deep malty brown color, light tight head. Light malty aroma followed through in the mouth. Enjoyable malty flavor, somewhat nutty. Iím enjoying it in an Australian summer, would bee equally enjoyable in winter.
Rangi (381) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 3, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
There is a strange tart bitterness that dominates this beverage and doesnít seem to fit the description of what this beer describes itself as being.
Appears pleasant red brown with thin white head.
Slightly thinner in taste than expected.
Bit of an average beer from these guys who usually produce some really awesome beverages.
pmuzz (264) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Insipid boring beer. You get a hint of flavour then it disappears. Average.
halfbaked (47) - - DEC 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap at the brewery. Poured a deep red/brown with a small lasting head. Aroma of sweet malt. Soft, malty flavour with a fruity sour end note. Yes, it was served quite cold but to me that brought out the sweetness, maybe not "true to style" exactly but suitable for an Aussie summer. Not my favourite style but quite drinkable.
Bif (1022) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Bended Elbow, Albury. Served a dark red color with a decent tan head that fades to good lacing. Aroma of malt sweetness, caramel, toffee and bit of grain and hops in the background. taste of roasted malt, some caramel sweetness and a hint of spice. Decent bitterness with a bit of lingering malt sweetness but still a clean finish. Fairly medium body, quite smooth, nice balance although it seems a bit too carbonated. Nice ale that goes down quite esay. Good for a few. Worth a try.
jdpeebs (636) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml Bottle. Lovely copper coloured beer. Nice biscuity malt flavours with a nice tart finish. Not bad.
IceSarah (2) - - APR 15, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Caramel, almost nutty, rich full flavour, but definitely a session beer. Straight from the tap it is pure heaven in a glass.