Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Orange amber pour with an off-white head. Slightly bready and very butterscotch laden aroma. Has a lot of buttery diacetyl and a sour whey taste that dominates. Underneath, I can catch hints of malty toffee and bready malt, but the more I sipped, the more the sourness came to dominate. The diacetyl alone wasn’t unbearable, and a certain amount of it added a nice butterscotch character, but the soured aspect was too much for me.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2011 Diamond Knot Brewing Company--Slane’s Irish Style Red Ale--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 6.60% ABV. 30 IBU’s. (3.0 / 5.0) Mild lace off white head. Sediment dusting. Clear bright hazy amber red color. Malty floral fruity mild hop front. Slightly sour sweet fruit malty peat hint red ale rich mild cream body. Puckery dry sweet sour mild hop end. Odd Irish-Peat? Smoke? Off, but not infected. Sampled 7/6/2010. 2 @ $3.99 Each.
Diamond Knot Brewing Company--SLANE’S Irish Style Red Ale--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 6.60% ABV. 30 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Fizzy mild lace off white head. Clear rich dark deep mahogeny red color. Slightly smoky mild toasted malty mild hop front. Earthy slightly crusty roasted dark fruit rich malty smoke peat hint body. Cloying toasted malt mild hop end. Subtle tasty Irish Red. Sampled 1/21/2011. Purchased for $3.49 at The Ballard Market, Seattle on 1/21/2011.
riversideAK (5734) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Nose is buttery, caramel, toffee, earthy, a little toast and roast. Not sure if the butter is a line cleaning issue or actually a problematic beer, as DK usually has solid qc IMO. Pours dark reddish auburn, a little foam on top. THe flavor also is malty with bread, toast, toffee, caramel, earthy hops. A little butter in the flavor as well. WIsh it did not have the butter, as the malty notes were interesting and enjoyable. Will have to revisit.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Pt Roberts (WA) Marketplace. Poured a cloudy, cola-coloured body beneath a thin, tan head. Aroma was of roasted malt. The taste was initially sweet and moved to a bitter finish. Nice! Mouthfeel was solid and smooth. I don’t like Irish ales as much as in the past, but this one ain’t half bad.
bhensonb (12016) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Whidbey Beer Works. Pours very dark ruddy amber with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is creamy/malty. Mildly sweetish. Med. body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is pretty toffee tinged. Not all that sweet and there’s some hop underlayer that keeps it ok. But that caramel/toffee aspect sticks around.
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours deep clear copper with off white head. The aroma has loads of chewy sweet smelling kettle caramelization with a touch of dark fruitiness in the background. The taste is similar with ample amounts of sweet caramel followed by a modest level of crystal malts and some dark fruitiness. There’s a light roasted malt note leading to some drying astringency to help balance out the sweetness.
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a clear brown with a red tint, a medium size off-white head, and good lacing.
smell is of malt, some sweetness, roasted nuts, and toffee.
taste is smooth up front, brown sugar, malt, caramel, and some spice in the back, ends a little on the dry side.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Earthy caramel aroma, clear chestnut with a thick strong lacing. Rich earthy toasty crackermeal base, easy dry crunchy leafy hop finish.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at college inn during st paddy’s week. super smooth body, light touches of caramel
skoisirius (1819) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice drinking version of the so-called "Irish Ale" from the DK! Honestly, not being too impressed with this style usually, this brew contained a nice body, complexity, and beautiful light blend of malt and hop on the finish. One of the better "Irish Ales" I’ve had!