chucklemation (696) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice ruby red with no foam head. Aroma is lots of caramel with some toast notes. Flavor is caramel and toast, with a crisp finish. Somewhat watery. Has enough going for it to make it interesting and enjoyable.
superspak (3221) - Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 2/22/2015. Pours slightly hazy reddish amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/bready malts, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Irish red ale. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
ARH (776) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, poured into a chalice. The aroma is intially a light, dry bread note, which becomes more toast-like with caramel and citrus late. There are also some floral hints in there. Itís a slightly hazy, caramel brown color with a light tan, dense head that reduces to a medium ring with a light, wispy surface. Not much lace is left behind. The taste is a medium light dry with a bitter light sweet. The body is light and thin with a prickly carbonation. Flavors of caramel and grain come through on the palate, with some marmalade and a very light spice to the finish. The spice sticks around with light bread crust and zesty citrus notes in the somewhat clean aftertaste.
Mark_Eck (981) - - AUG 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy amber color. Aroma and taste are very mild with some caramel.
tectactoe (3081) - Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2014 Tap: deep, murky copper body with a slight red hue; small beige head on top leaves very little lacing on the way down. Aroma is very timid & mild... Doesnít smell like much... Vague, slightly citric notes with a sweet & crystal malt tone. Taste has lots of almost-tart red apple with some kind of finishing spice that seemed a little like cinnamon? Very mild malty sweetness & some faintly citric hops,almost no bitterness. The taste was somewhat unexpected but pretty nice... A more robust aroma would do this one some good.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Reddish amber with some floaties. This beer is well...itís just not good at all. I donít really know how to describe the taste but metallic medicine is close. Very thin. Wow...
firstsip (590) - Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 A decent red, though lacking the charred malt character I associate with good Irish reds. That said... definitely malty. Not too sweet. Opaque amber with good head. Easy drinking. If you go on a day when itís cask-conditioned, itís even better.
rumproasts (3751) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
bottle. Red amber with small head. Ugh, this has an unpleasantness thatís both medicinal and metallic. Well done Dragonmead. You find many ways to make bad beer.
Dogbrick (9173) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew is a hazy reddish-amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes quickly. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, caramel and slight hops. Light body with flavors of caramel malt, earthy hops and a bit of overripe fruit. The finish is short and malty. Just average overall.
mmmkay (51) - - JUL 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I wish this was sold in a six pack. Only four bottles and a little expensive for a middle of the road beer. Still very enjoyable and nice hoppy flavor. You could drink this all night and feel satisfied.
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