thegreenrooster (3410) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a nice looking red with a white head. Aroma is also nice mix of malts and a bit of fruityness in there. Flavor though is a bit weak and watery. Some malts and biterness show up but nothing to put this over the top. Looks and smells good but that’s about it.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, redish, translucent with a good sized off-white head. Nice malty aroma. Slightly bitter. A bit thin. Not much aftertaste.
Braudog (5962) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
2/6/06 (bottle, labeled Moling’s Traditional Celtic, purchased at the Shannon Airport duty free): Rusty red with a massive boiling head. Sugary malt nose. Disappointingly watery. Pronounced bitterness overpowers everything else ... like a really bitter piece of fruit. Disappointing.
Sammy (9233) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2006
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
nice white head. Beery chease aroma. Some chocolate malt and molasses in here, along with pronounced bitterness, some roast was nice carmel at end. Astringent medium mouthfeel. Overall doesn’t work but a meal would make the bottle finishable.
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 2, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well done example of Irish Red Ale from an Irish brewery. This beer pours to a beautiful, bright, deep ruby color, with a creamy white head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is very inviting ,with some good sweet malty aroma paired with some estery fruit aromas. The palate on this beer is firm, with notes of sweet and caramel malts, paired with light touches of butter, and juicy fruit. It finishes with more malt and fruit character up front, then ends slightly cloying. Hops are present in this beer, but just to balance. A very well done, malt accented and fruity brew, a great beer to match with red meats such as beef or lamb.
saxo (14428) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red-brown color, medium sweet fruity light roasted aroma and taste, light body, dry finish
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Deep copper, huge fluffy off-white head, fairly nice lacing, strong carbonation. Cereal, molasses, oates on the nose. Smells like old sweetened cereal at the bottom of the cardboard box, you know, the stuff that falls out of the bag and settles on the bottom of the box. Watery graininess on the tongue, mild honeycomb cereal like taste and sweetness. Touch of cardboard. Body is moderate, but the mouthfeel is nearing the thin side. Slightly sweet malt finish, lingering waxed cardboard. Boring and, in my opinion, not worth seeking out.
HenrikSoegaard (11165) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Nice redbrown colour. Good aroma, malty and with nice hoops. pwerfull taste average finish. A good beer.
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beautiful mostly clear dark red/amber color with great head. Sweet malt (caramel?) flavor but watery and with a bitter aftertaste. A bit too carbonated.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, deep amber body with a foamy, off-white head. Aroma of warm toast, lightly sweet malt, red grapes, and some cinnamon. Medium sweet flavor with an element of toasted grain husks, moderate bitterness, and a hint of tartness. Also slightly chalky. A fair IRA.