craftbeer (5) - USA - JAN 20, 2003 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Words can't describe this. Truely the nicest red I have ever tasted. Nice red colour, with a perfect Malt and Roast Malt flavour. A true Irish.
fiulijn (12360) - Malmö, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beautiful red-amber color. Malt nose, with a strange light herbs hint. Dry taste, some malt and very light roasted malt. Sufficient.
ElGaucho (2044) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
With the popularity of Irish pubs in the U.S., fortunately I didn"t have to travel all the way to Ireland to try this one. Faint, roasted malt aroma. Foamy/rocky, off white head. Clear, dark red body. Head is almost fully disappating, but the extensive net of Brussels lace almost makes up for it. Light alcohol taste in the finish. Tastes like a dark Bitter. Also a little sour in the finish. This brew is a tease: Not complex enough for my taste buds.
kwoeltje (2072) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown color with only a hint of red. Hint of peat in the aroma. Slightly sweet malty taste. Much better than Killian's.
Frank (2189) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2007 Red chestnut color. Roasty malty flavor with hints coffee. Very smoky throughout. Unfortunately, it’s a bit too thin for the style. It really ruins the whole thing overall.
awaller05 (304) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Alright, I tried to rate this one seriously, and did the official rating. It smells acidic and unapealing to the nose. First sip, not bad feeling in the mouth, then the swallow and holy cripes a bad metallic aftertaste that took scrounging around to find some old Jelly bellys to get rid of. My overall recommendation is that this one stinks.
boto (1665) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad. Better than the domestic attempts at a true Irish Red. A little pricy, but I’ll be having a few more!
DaSilky1 (2605) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 crazy red in color with a nice creamy head..malty aroma..real watery and thin..and not much in the flavor save a mellow cherry fruitiness..
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am a little disappointed. I was expecting ssomething heavier and more malty. What I got was a very watery weak brown ale. Aroma was nice, nutty with malt sweetness ans smoke. Appearance waas transparent brown with an off-white head that does last and leaves a nice lacing. Thats about all I have to say about this one.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ahhh... weird. Plastic-y tasting with brown sugar tones. Very odd acidic flavor, dark honey color. Lacing on top throughout.