Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle after dinner in Market Lane. Pours a deep copper/red with a lasting off-white foam. Aroma of apples, citrus, redcurrant and caramel. Medium caramel sweetness with a nice citrus finish. Slightly dry, lingering hops and smooth carbonation. Worked very well as an after-dinner beer, very light and refreshing.
ruigo (1023) - PORTUGAL - MAR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little too bitter and metallic in the end, but a great copper colour with a quite complex flavour.
triskaideka (128) - Killarney, IRELAND - JAN 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 Revisited 19-JUL-14 - pours dark amber with white head. Aroma is malty and caramel. Taste follows - malty/caramel - more flavour than similar ales of this profile. This isn’t my favourite style but good version
ciaranc (794) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand pump @ L Mulligan Grocer. Brilliant copper poor, lovely foamy white head. Not much aroma, some dusty malt, orange peel. Nice fruit caramel notes in the flavour, not shy of hop bitterness in the finish. Smooth mouth feel, flat carbonation. Suits hand pump well, I like it.
Beersiveknown (2765) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home from drinkstore
some chocolate and orange peel notes. Medium bodied, chocolate, caramel, touch of astringency, cocoa and toffee in finish.
Dogbrick (7627) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Courtney’s in Killarney. The beer is a slighly hazy reddish-copper color with a medium thin and foamy off-white head that burns away quickly. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of grain and caramel. Light-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, slight hops and a bit of cardboard. The finish is semi-sweet with a short earthy malt aftertaste. Barely average overall.
danielecamo (402) - ITALY - AUG 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Assaggiata alla spina, niente di eclatante, meglio tornare alla stout...prevalenza di malto caramellato
gunnfryd (10237) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle.Copper colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, berries, caramel. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, berries, caramel. Medium body. Boring beer.
Deu (681) - Nantes, FRANCE - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
550Ml bottle in Kerry. Nice Irish red ale but with a classic taste. I recommend it.
Kita (986) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 0.5l. Slightly hazy copper color with thin beige head, soft carbonation and some yeast residue. Aroma of spicy hops, barley malt, yeast and strong fruitiness. Taste of caramel malt and dried fruits, on the other hand aftertaste is long and pleasantly hoppy. Medium to full bodied, slick texture and average carbonation in palate. I liked this one very much...