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.
Stldsf1 (613) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber. Almost burgundy color. Chewy and caramel almost a brown ale. Nice selection
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ericsondr (48) - Camano Island, Alabama, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has what I would describe as a "gentle" flavor. Not weak or watery but instead full of subtle hints of flavor. A very enjoyable brew with a light color and great lacing.
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--Slaneís Irish Style Red Ale--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 6.60% ABV. 30 IBUís. (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--SLANEíS Irish Style Red Ale--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 6.60% ABV. 30 IBUís. (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.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - 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. Thereís a light roasted malt note leading to some drying astringency to help balance out the sweetness.
JDBaker11058 (1061) - Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: deep, clear amber red with a huge, fluffy, frothy creamy tan head that rises unevenly above the lip of the glass in a slowly dissipating pillow; a surprisingly beautiful beer. Aroma: caramel grains, wet barley, honey, a hint of rye whiskey and toffee. Taste: smoothly, lightly sweet grains, caramel, a hint of toasted nuts and buttery toffee, with just a hint of herbal, piney hops. Finish: clean, crisp, almost lager-like, with a lingering toasty sweet note. Notes: Iím an admitted lover of Irish Red Ales, and this is one of the better versions Iíve ever had. Slightly sweet, not overly hopped like many American takes on the style, and a really good looking beer to boot. Plus, it was like $3.49 for a 22 oz bomber at Total Wine in Alexandria, VA. Whatís not to love?
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ brewery - brown cola and big off-white head; lots of lacing per drafts at DN; not too sweet and drinks nice and smooth; a mild richness to it with some candy malts and slight sweetness; dangerously drinkable
carruthm (1399) - 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 paddyís week. super smooth body, light touches of caramel
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Crystal clear deep ruddy dark amber with thin grayish head and decent lacy sheets. Nice malty sweet caramel on the nose without a doubt. Medium body with nice soft well-balanced carb. Rich caramel and light crackery toast on the mid-palate. Perfectly modulated leafy, peppery hop finish that washes into a nice resiny cling.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the brewpub in Mukilteo, Washington. Pours a clear dark copper amber with a creamy off-white head that slowly dissipates to a creamy white ring that has nice retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of semi-sweet caramel malt, some brown sugar, a touch of smoked peat and dry earth herbs. Taste is medium bodied, very light carbonated with flavors of smoked caramel malt, some light roasted nuts, and very light flowery hops. Finish is semi-sweet at first and then turns to a dry roasted dark malt aftertaste that slowly disappears. Not as bitter finish as the ESB except more malt flavors.