BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
You know, it is what it was supposed to be, but I guess I just donít like Irish reds. It reminds of of Sam Adams Irish red, didnít really care for that one either. very dark red, off white color head. Malty, just canít put my finger on what i donít like about it, but it wasnít my favorite.
SoBloHero (56) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good local brew, usually drink it draft. Has a decent head that dicipates quickly. Nice full flavor that is long lasting. Good to drink during the summer.
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Appearance: Ruby cola brown, off white head. Aroma: Nutty malts, a bit of hops. Palate: Medium. Flavor: Nuuty roasted malt, chestnut, even a hint of chocolate and caramel. A bit of fruit somes in as it warms as well at some citrusy tasting hops. Overall: This gets bumped up a few points for being a Buffalo NY classic. I hope I can still drink this when Iím 80.
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel malts with just a slight toastiness on the nose. Pours dark amber, red color. malty, roasty, with some caramel malts, toasted malts, toffee, with slight hints of citrus hops, nice red.
beerlord (215) - tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep ruby color with a white head, slightly hoppy boquet with some malt present. Malth flavor well balanced by hop bitterness, medium to light mouth feel. Pretty good beer.
Beerman6686 (4346) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Im not the biggest fan of irish ales, but this one wasnt too bad, probably the best form this brewery.
rob897 (62) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2008 medium bodied red ale, pour is dark red with an off white head, great malt flavor, very drinkable
TheEpeeist (3351) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, 01/06? Any pour not down the side shoots up a big head that settles like a float atop hazed amber. Lacy streamers. Nose is molasses, brown sugar and nuts. Taste starts with sweet, smoky prunes and a carb tang. Sour blackberry finish. A bit watery but adds to drinkability. Quite nice at almost two (?) years.
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at FCBF - Indistinguishabel red ale with a fresh flavor. Itís fine but unremarkable.
LinusStick (2854) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one tasteful Irish ale! Aroma of strong malt, a bit of hops and pennies (copper to those across the pond). Pour was a nice dark amber with an inviting 2 finger white head. Taste was sharply carbonated and malty. The hops arenít noticeable by themselves, but just balance out the malt to the point where itís not too much of either. This is a skillfully made brew. Nice!