maxwelldeux (2368) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a moderate off-white head. Nose is awfully malty with a little bit of caramel in there. Taste is much the same, with a bit of toasting and a slightly bitter taste. OK, but not great.
chinchill (660) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a deep reddish-amber with a decent off-white head that is pretty durable and leaves great lacing. Smells notably hoppy, but with a very faint musky note. The taste starts malty and good, but the musky off-flavor appears mid-taste and lingers into the mildly bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: very smooth a bit buttery; near medium body is slightly watery; medium carbonation.
O: Promising but flawed.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Slante’s Irish Style Red Ale
Date: June 19, 2012
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: cloudy dark red, scant off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet buttery caramel aroma
Flavor: sweet bready flavor, bigger better butter, caramel, very light balancing bitterness, light earthyness
Overall: butter bomb
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 7/20
Score: *+ /4
Drake (6594) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized off-white head. Good head retention. Nutty and toffeeish aroma with herbal hops. The taste is toffee, berries, earthy notes and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. Decent.
fluffy (817) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a completely solid irish ale if ever there was one. its a bit sweet on the palate, overtly like shortbread. but otherwise its quite good.
cheap (3409) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yes, quite cheap for a bomber, $4 at total beer & wine in florida. Pour is not really red, just kinda brown and hazy, looks like cream soda. Nice creamy head. Smell is quite malty. From the first taste I was pleasantly surprized; could this really be over 6%? Hides the alky well. Has a slightly wild attitude about it with a mildly tart appeal. Some bitterness begins to build but it never seems to be too much for this lager lover. Yes, a fairly good overall taste that you can get to like. That wild tart thing really makes this brew happen. Pretty good sizzle. Did not expect this to taste like it does, not bad! finish does have this medium bitter thing in there but again the whole beer experience overcomes this one bad attribute. Interesting lacing on the glass thru-out the session. Goes down reallhy easy, yes very interesting indeed. If you like mildly tart beers that come across a little wild, give this a try. Looking forward to trying other beers from these guys.
ChainGangGuy (4132) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a clear, dark tan-hued body with a two fingers worth of just barely off-white foam.
Smell: Toasty, caramel-scented maltiness with a scant hint of fruit, a slight, slight touch of earthy hops, and a few drops of clean booze.
Taste: Toasty malts wrapped in a crust of sugar with some caramel flavor going on, but also some alcohol coming into play early on. Sliver of apple skin. Fairly low hop character, but enough bitterness (along with the alcohol) to balance things out. Dry, reasonably malty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight creaminess to the mouthfeel.
Overall: So-so. For me, I’d have preferred it with a little less alcohol.
PorterPounder (4633) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tampa, Fl - Total Wine - 22 oz bomber. Light brown - tea colored pour with an off-white head. decent lacing. Earthy, peat-like aroma, quite pleasant. Flavor has some sweet toffee. a hint of milk chocolate, some back end vegetable notes that remind me a bit of rhubarb. Mouthfeel is decently thick. A very flavorful Irish Ale.
alexanderj (3082) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from TW; poured a burnt orange color with a large off white head. Aroma of caramel, earth, orange, earth, and "Irish" malt. Flavor had a nice pleasantness to it, but nothing really substantial. NOt much deviation from the style, but good enough.
nick76 (4086) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is grainy and sweet with cardboard and citrus - grassy hops. The appearance is amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall this is average at best.