gatorfan84 (26) - - MAY 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great tasting beer. It’s more of a brown ale than an Irish red. It has a subtle taste of unsweetened iced tea / coffee. I was impressed by it.
Frank (3345) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I don’t know what an Irish ale even is but this is a pretty good brown or amber. It is a nice garnet color with a thin but long lived had of fine bubbles. It is a touch roasty with some nut and toffee notes. This struck me as a bit metallic or oxidized at first but that seems to wane quickly as you drink it. This is fairly light on the palate with moderate carbonation but still rather full flavored. Some dark fruity notes cine out in the finish along with a solid bit of bitterness. This is definitely one worth trying for fans of whatever style this is.
Tessic (934) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This ale poured a deep red colour with a minimal head. Scents include light hop, malt and... not too much. First swig was medium bodied with nice malt flavours and a light hop. Finish is malty with very light smoke. Very nice!
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"big malty nose and flavor. not as dry as the traditional style calls for, but it is fuller bodied...a nice trade-off if you ask me. overall, the lack of hop presence made the overall impression lacking a bit, but it was an enjoyable beer."
Darkmagus82 (2008) - - MAY 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-11-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a nice mahogany color with a white head. The head faded relatively fast to leave a persistent film on the top of the brew with some moderate lacing.
Smell – The smell was largely of roasty malt with some toffee and caramel sweetness.
Taste – The taste is very similar to what was detected in the nose. There was a roasty malt flavor up front. Some sweeter flavors of toffee and caramel develop in the middle of the taste. These sweeter flavors persist, but toward the end are again dominated by a more roasty flavor which lingers on the tongue well after the brew is gone from the mouth.
Mouthfeel – Creamier then the average beer of its strength with a lighter to moderate level of carbonation. The body feels nice on the tongue and allows the roasty tastes to really permeate the tongue.
Overall – Easy drinking and affordable. It is somewhat one-dimensional, but overall makes for a good session brew.
berkshirejohn (5163) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Waterstone Grill, Hamburg, NY. Reddish copper in colour; fruity malt aroma; soft malty taste; with a gentle bitterness to finish. A pretty good imitation of an Irish red.
merc7186 (2568) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Brownish/Dark Ruby Hue, Passes Some Light, Off White Head, Some Lacing
S: Chocolate, Toffee, Light Malts
T: Mild Chocolate, Mild Malts
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Watery, Metallic
Overall, looks a hell of a lot better than its tastes.
mnurda (1193) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled sample from the brewery. Fairly red colour. Light head that dissipates quickly. Malty sharp tasting. Very drinkable
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pinkzambia (1694) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Adams Mark Hotel - Buffalo: Dirty brown with a quickly fizzy head. Smoky, malty aroma. Earthy flavor. Buckwheat pancakes in a glass with a thin, sweet aftertaste.
TheJester (2176) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at a lacrosse game in Buffalo. I remember I enjoyed the game more than the beer. But I also remember thinking that this was a pretty good beer for a major sporting event. And I wrote down some numbers.