mountainforest (130) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Out of 25 beers on tap at Irie’s, glad I choose DB Irish Red, and in a 34 oz frosted mug. Maybe a degree below Newcastle, but equal to Samuel Adam’s Irish Red. Great flavor. Near perfect balance.
beer_rookie (90) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 24, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma, fruity, almost like a wine, and toffee...Appearance, a crimson color. Darker than probably most of the style. I’m having trouble identifying the color of the head. I’m getting some crazy lacing though....Taste is mediocre. Sweet and malty, some fruitniess in there also... Mouthfeel is smooth very smooth. It finishes very clean and poof, it’s gone. No aftertaste...Overall, come on Diamond Bear!! You can do better than this!! It’s okay, but I don’t think I’d buy it again. Naturally I’ rooting for the home team, and usually they make outstanding brews, but this one....eh.....
slowrunner77 (6752) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Nuts, caramel, and citrusy hops, all in good measure. Not a huge fan of the style, but this one is probably a little above average. Lingering hops on the finish, then another little wave of sweets and nuts. Not bad
jake65 (2873) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2014
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle: Pours a reddish orange with a thin beige head. Nose is slightly sweet and almost fruity, maybe berries?, and kind of earthy. First sip suggests moon shine was mixed in… what? An odd taste that I associate with jet fuel. Some caramel and more berries, doughy. Maybe the yeast was off… I just don’t like this at all.
Travlr (15198) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared with jackl. Clear deep amber color, white head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is biscuity caramel.
jackl (5503) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Guess Who? Bentonville. The pour’s deep amber with a small head. Very sweet cocoa and caramel malt. Cow’s Tails. Basically a big old wallop of caramel. The taste is turning almost soured red apple. Caramel. Pretty biscuity. Slight bitterness. Medium body, strong carb. Poor stuff.
Headbanger (3505) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle 6/23/14 (Judicious Spirits)-46° in Mug-Pours a ruby red with a small off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and sweetness. Taste of the same with a bit of hops and more sweetness. This light to medium bodied brew is not bad but not good.
jandd1983 (3050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
It poured a clear amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of sweet maltiness. The taste was a hint of caramel in the aftertaste. Decent.
GJF (1353) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 19, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
I found this one kind of horrid. Pours a pretty amber with a fizzy white head, a decent aroma of malt and caramel. But the flavor is far too sweet, too syrupy, to unbalanced. I didn’t finish it.
BOSSbrewer (2523) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had at the Foam beer festival in Fayetteville Spring 2013. Reddish brown pour. Fairly light bodied. Some caramel and malt flavor. Slightly fruity.
MattShizzle (553) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - from Ale in the Mail. Deep dark copper color. Somewhat roasty aroma. Good. Both roasty and malty with the hops in the finish.