Rex_Remes (93) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - NOV 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2015 (12oz bottle, Virginia USA) Aroma: decent nose, malt, roasted/toasted, chocolate, melted butter, some herbalness. Appearance: good looking beer, relatively dark, reddish amber-brown, good off-white head that dissipates pretty quickly, frothy/foamy. Taste: chocolate, tobacco, smokey, nice bittering hop flavor, not too bold, a bit soft/light in the middle, but ok follow thru. Hint of vanilla. Palate: dry, solid bitterness, relatively sparkly, some oiliness.
Overall: a good, drinkable beer with solid (but not over the top) bitterness and flavor. Balanced and enjoyable. [update after follow-on tasting: The complexity and layers of flavor from the different malt/hops are very good. This a noteworthy beer]
tillmac62 (560) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BBD 11/30/15. Pours a beautiful clear dark ruby. Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention.
Outstanding nose of toasted biscuit over a touch of caramel. Underneath is a subtle sweetness that hints of molasses. Very little earthy hop presence.
Light medium body that is smooth and has a touch of creamy texture. Perfect carbonation with a nice effervescent burst in the middle and a prickly rollicking finish.
The outstanding flavor profile is balanced, very complex and somewhat intense. It begins with toasted malt that flows into a light caramel that has a burned sugar quality. While never really sweet, the middle becomes mildly bitter and rather herbal. The finish is a slow slightly bitter and dry fade of charred grain and herbal hops.
Foxbush (1619) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from Total Wine and More The Irish Ale pours a dark amber with a small off white head and no lacing. The head dissipated very quickly. . The ale aroma was of bready malt and soft hops. The ale had a light body with soft carbonation. The ale finished with a malty aftertaste.
ctipping (697) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Not-quite-mahogany brown that looks slightly red until you hold it up to the light, at which point it looks quite red. Tan head is quickly gone with very little lacing. Nutty malty aromas. Not sweet, but a tad caramely. Very little hop aroma. Eh, smells like a red ale. Nutty malts first and foremost. Not a lot going on. Just the same as the smell. Itís not a bad flavor, itís just not much flavor. Not as thin as I expected, which is nice. Even if there isnít much flavor, thereís some body to remind you that youíre drinking something. Goes down easy, thatís for sure. I finished this before I knew it, so I guess it canít be bad. I just barely noticed I was drinking a beer.
Bosco (273) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep red/brown amber.
Quickly disappearing head and some lacing.
Rusty, malty, coffee, a bit watery with most of itís complexity on the finish.
Best by: 7/15
Consumed on: 3/31/15
$1.99/12oz bottle at Total Wine and More Boca Raton Florida
Gachupines (1185) - USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish amber with a thin head. Aroma is light, notes of burnt toffee. Flavor is is burnt toffee and slightly bitter malt. Finishes a touch bitter.
PorterPounder (6711) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Atlanta, Ga. - Total Wine - Perimeter - 12 oz bottle. Pours a light amber with a decently thick off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is somewhat neutral, a touch of cherries, very light maple syrup. Flavor is mellow and even-keeled, hint of peat, light chocolate, some canned fruit cocktail furitiness. Smooth, even mouthfeel, Sessionable.
bkurtz (1018) - PERU - OCT 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Pours a clear, deep amber with a creamy head. Aromas of bread and caramel. Taste is muddled with a metallic finish. Average at best.
BREWMUSKCLES (2471) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
looks and has the aroma of what an Irish ale should have. peat and malt in the taste as well with what is alcohol and unfortunately a little chemical. smooth though it bubbles like a sodapop with soft carbonation and a caustic midpalate that might be dish detergent. morphs back to a bit of peat. it is a damn good irish style brew.
jrodooo5 (1369) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty pour but not much else! Cool mahogany look w/ a white head that leaves lacing. The aroma is quite plain & dry - all malt. The taste follows suit as it is quite boring w/ nothing really standing out! Pretty disappointing!