mensch (280) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet and smokey aroma with hints of molasses and raison. Clear carmel colored, whithe head. A little too fizzy and thin, but with nice sweet malt flavors and a little more of that smoke. More malt accented and stronger than other plain ol’ amber ales. I think this beer has more of a Scottish heritage rather than Irish.
boozedude (2208) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into glass... cloudy dark red pour.. sour bad fruit arona.. taste is siur fruit and brown sufar..aomee nut...diffrrent
dalekliz (899) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a white ring. Aroma of roasted malts, with dark fruits, wood, and a bit of hops. Taste is light, with malt, brown sugar, yeast, hops. Lingering hoppy malt that ends watery. Not bad.
thegreenrooster (3569) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a cloudy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a nice rich caramel malt with earthy tones. Flavor is some sweet malt with a bit of toffee pudding. Some earthy malt is left after the swallow. This is more of a brown ale but who’s counting? Still pretty decent for a style I’m not all that excited about.
jandd1983 (3207) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the Artisans Craft Beer Festival 2012. It poured an amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of malt, some sweetness and a little caramel. The taste was the same as the aroma with a hint more maltiness with a little chocolate and some sweetness.
arminjewell (8674) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange/red pour with big fizzy white head, when settled, aroma brought notes of lots of caramel, some slight earth, slight spice and floral notes, hints of a husky grain as well. Taste is lots of sweet caramel dominating, some slight floral and husky notes, finishing fairly sweet. Eh.
That1Guy (2061) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured out of a 12 oz bottle. Brownish-orange color with a bit of a head. Has potential, but oxidized as hell. Must try fresh.
RobertDale (4346) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber with a nice biege head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is malt, caramel, a bit of smoke, a bit of chocolate and some hops. Pleasant.
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home. Dark reddish brown appearance with a small off white head. Toffee, caramel malty, earthy hoppy aroma. Fairly rich toffee, caramel, sweet malty, mild earthy hoppy flavor. Pretty rich flavor.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle pours a clear, dark hued red with off white head. Aroma is caramel, sweet hay, some butter. Medium bodied, very smooth, creamy feeling. Flavor is big and malty, caramel, buttered toast, with a touch of hops on the finish. I found it quite nice.
onceblind (5727) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 2011 Garden Grapes and Hops at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Hazy dark amber with a big head. Aroma of toffee, some pecans, and a hint of cocoa. Taste is really smooth and assertive. Nice nutty toffee, light hop bitterness, very creamy and sweet with light toasty chocolate notes.