raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - OCT 15, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Deep red, really red. Not much nose. Mostly just boring malts on the flavor. This was a bit like eating bread without anything on it, except maybe some butter gone slightly funky. Strangely uninteresting and simple flavor. Maybe I was just having a bad beer day.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Average and disappointing. Tried this one on tap at the cute Tolkien House in Zagreb, Croatia. Found the body to be appallingly thin, with just a hint of beery goodness. Really could be better.
FatPhil (12763) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (as Mollings).
Deep red colour, thin head. Mild beeriness in the aroma. Middle-of the road ale style - similar to many Scottish ones - mostly malt influenced, sweet, and with gentle hopping. The hops are the thing which stay around the longest in the finish though, which is nice. Very quaffable. As it warms, the burntness comes over a little more.
daniele (7557) - ITALY - OCT 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
rosso carico buona schiuma persistente note calde di malto luppolo lievemente affumicato in bocca malto lieve caramello retrogusto amaro lievemete affumicato
mike5203 (38) - Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not so bad, the aroma is very mild pours a nice reddish brown with a off white creamy head. Taste is very mild also, malty with very little hops detected. It is easy drinking but not what I expected. I can drink it but it would not be my first choice.
LinusStick (3156) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ugh...if this is what the Irish like I don’t understand why they drink all the time. Aroma was weak. Hops and caramel are faint. Pour was nice. Dark burnt amber with a one finger white head. Taste was very thin and watery. Caramel and burnt malt with a tad of hops but the water taste (or lack thereof) overpowered this beer. Blah.
heavy (2378) - Split, CROATIA - SEP 23, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33 l bottle, pours brown body with medium brownish head. Very nice aroma of some caramel and vinegar malts with some herbal hops. Flavor quite empty, watery, sourish but overall not so bad. Medium carbonation which is though not easily seen, but felt on palate. Short and watery finish. Quite plain.
Cruzan59 (197) - Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint glass at Annie Bailey’s, Lancaster, PA...pours brownish-red in color...smell was mild, malty...taste was much of the same with some thin fruitiness to it...easy drinking beer...did it for the t-shirt, but I did enjoy it...a few of these would go down easy.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 [580-20070906] Tap @ Irish Times (Pickering, ON). Brewery yeast aroma with some malt. Clear, red amber body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Yeasty malty grains flavour with a hint of caramel. Medium body is a little astringent. Very refreshing after a long hot walk, otherwise fair. (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0
[780B-20071026] 500mL. Some grainy malt and a bit of roasted hops aroma. Clear, dark brown red body with a quick creamy off-white head. Roasted coffee notes with a grainy bread base flavour and some chocolate notes. Medium body. Interesting, seems roastier the second time. (7/4/6/3/13) 3.3
Aggie80 (802) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Awesome color. Malty aroma rising from the head and a nice lacing going around the glass. Nice flavor that lasts well past the initial swallows.