DanK720 (4) - IRELAND - MAY 30, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, deep red with a white head. Very refreshing, lightly effervescent. Fruity and rich with slightly hoppy aftertaste. Sweetish in taste and overall a nice beer especially when served chilled on a warm day.
triskaideka (135) - Killarney, IRELAND - MAY 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught from the bar itself. On nitro. Pours dark red with creamy off-white nitro head. Nutty, malty, caramel flavours. Quite easy drinking. Despite my location, I’m not a big fan of the general style - but this was good.
Sissio (570) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAY 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Birratrovo in Como
Good and drinkable Irish ale. Clear red, white head.
elbernays (458) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at duffys malahide. Pours deep ruby red with slight off white head. Nuts, earthy aroma. Flavour is sweet bread malts, plum, cherries. Nice bubbles. Okay beer.
Gurthnar (1629) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma caramel, light roasted malt. Some fruits, malt. Clear almost dark brown colour. Taste is rather thin bodied, mostly malty and bitter. Roasty, light caramel, light fruity. Hint of astringency. Good easy drinking red.
Cuso (4384) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, many thanks to Netty. Dark red brown color with medium off white head. Roasted malt, caramel in aroma. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, red fruity notes. OK.
MisoW (1196) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, courtesy of netty. Pours brown reddish color, lightly beige head. Aroma is coffee, toffee, caramel. Taste is medium bitter, lightly sweet, coffee, dark chocolate, cacao.
rockana (217) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber with minimal white head. Aroma is malty, a bit of caramel and coffee. Watery texture. Short bitterish finish.
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - MAY 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 500 ml, from supermarket in Zagreb. Pours amber with off white head. Malty caramel aroma. Sweetish flavor with some roastiness. Also some metallic hint which I didn’t like. Expected much better, but later I’ve tried draught version which is significantly better.
ryanscourt (737) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flight done at Brewers Corner in Kilkenny. Samples healthy portion, 8 oz. Tasty notes as follows:
Irish Stout: coffee, dry, tasty
Irish Pale Ale: good pun on name, good flavor, nice hop balance
Irish Red: strong alcohol flavor, finish is taste of pool water, hard to finish, biased against style in general, had in nitro as well which was more enjoyable
Helles Lager: crisp, mild hop finish
Natural Blonde: drinkable, koslh-esque?
Leann Follain: Barrel aged flavor, enjoyable like most irish dry stouts
Double IPA: Boozy, strong hop flavor, not up there with the good ones
Widow Retro Pale Ale: conservative, middle of the road, not offensive but not great
Amber Adventure: tastes similar to pale ale, hops present and noticeable, bitter, caramel malt
Winter Star: spicy, winer holiday flavor