JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark red in color, no head to speak of. Many bubbles; looks like a glass of cherry Pepsi at a glance. Aroma is of malt and wet, mildewed canvas. Flavor is initially malty, somewhat sour, and finishes chalky and slightly hopped. Rather dry, talcum-like aftertaste. Forgettable.
Panzuriel (1226) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2002
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Could have predicted that Iíd hate this. Red, hopped out the wazoo. Way too strong. Not happy. Not that I could tell you what the flavor was beyond bitter and hoppy. Thatís all I got.
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep deep red color, with slightly oxidized hop aroma. Flavor -- malt is weak and watery, along with the funky slightly oxidized hop aroma equals a very forgettable beer.
Nuffield (3549) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Deep dark brown-amber, creamy smooth head. Smooth palate, though not as creamy as expected from the appearance. A mediocre flavor, suggesting tea and dishwater. Mild aroma with only a hint of grape or other fruitiness (cherry?). Really very mediocre. (on tap, Hobgoblin, Oxford)
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ruby colour under a nice, lasting beige head. Malty fruit aroma. Flavour begins sweet because it is so thin and watery, if that makes any sense. Moderate roasted bitterness at the end. Pretty ordinary, not bad just nothing to really distinguish it.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear deep copper red body, big puffy light cream head. Metallic, earthy, hoppy nose with rough grain notes hiding in the background. Very dry body, mostly earthy hops, toasty and without much caramel or fruit development that I expect from the style. A couple more sips and itís apparent that there really isnít much flavor at all. Ugh. A waste of money.
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.
Narnad (1374) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark red-brown color with a very, very thin white head. Aroma is a light prune sweetness, toffee, caramel, ash and light dark roasted notes. Flavor is a thin all around of light prune, smoke and caramel. Mouth feel is extremely thin (can not emphasize this enough) with very low carbonation making it a very bland feeling beer. Overall the aroma is solid but the flavor really falters because how thin and watery the beer feels. Not a good beer by any stretch of the imagination
yngwie (11782) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. A clear, dark amber beer topped by a dense, finger-thick, off-white head. Toffee-ish malts, some dried fruits and generic fruityness on the nose. A light roasted touch too. Malt forward flavor with toffee, something roasted, as well as dried fruits and a touch of fresh fruits and bitterness. Medium body, dry and quite pleasant carbonation. Malty finish. A boring one, but not bad in any way. 111112
rickyleepotts (73) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
We reviewed this on the 1001 Bottles beer blog simply because this weekend is St. Patrickís day. Makes sense to review an Irish beer this week, right? Guinness is on the list, too. Maybe we can grab a bottle of that before the week is out. Anyway, this is apparently a great example of this style, while I found this to be just OK. Killianís, a mass produced Irish red, is better IMO. It is way too carbonated, and leaves a decent (at best) finish. Oh well, not all beers can be good!