superspak (4739) - Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 7/1/2016. Pours crystal clear deep reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Awesome appearance. Aromas of big caramel, honey, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, light pepper, light plum/apple, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, honey, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, light pepper, light plum/apple, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, honey, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Low levels of diacetyl are noticeable, but not out of line for the style. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Irish red ale! All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable and well done style example.
rondphoto (4095) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of raw malt. Clear brown cvolor, three-finger beige head that stays, globs of lace. Taste is semi-sweet malt that adds medium fizz on the swallow, balanced by light hops. More a malt brew than a hop brew. A little heavy in the belly. Decent, but nothing memorable here.
sinfull (1453) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish amber color. One-finger , white head. Malty, caramel,earthy aroma . Malty , earthy taste with moderate , hoppy bitterness at the end. Good ale.
wlajwl (5829) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is caramel malts, light fruit, a hint of hops and earthy. The flavor is caramel malts, fruit/berries, mild sweetness/sugar, a hint of earthiness and a mix of slight tartness and light bitterness in the finish.
Patrickctenchi (6086) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, deep copper with a creamy beige head.
Caramel and toasted malt scent.
Taste is slightly nutty, caramel malt and flat cola.
A moderate, leafy bitter.
Light....but nicely flavoured and bodied.
Blairgus (4163) - California, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10 Apr 2016, bottle. ruby/brown, clear, some steady bubbles. nose is sweet, ready, lightly toasted malt. med body and mildly fizzy. sweet, notes of raisin, hints of burnt toast, some grassy notes. ok.
Barreras (1568) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - APR 3, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an amber color with a sweet malt aroma. Taste is malty with a caramel sweetness that finishes with a bready aftertaste. Slight bitterness and a crispness to the beer after the swallow.
beertholomeus (1723) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich caramel amber color with a thin, off white head. Caramel, toffee, peat, biscuit, toast and floral aroma and flavors. Medium light body and moderate carbonation. Caramel, toffee and floral finish.
shrubber85 (10756) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Toffee malt and fresh hay aroma. Amber with small head. Sweet nutty toffee malt and mildly bitter green hay/quinine flavor. Nice body. A very nice Irish ale.
jimhilt (2558) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a five+ finger off-white head that fades very slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Crystal clear red/amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light hoppy nose, grassy malt and flavor is piney, grassy not much malt. Light bitter finish. $2.45 for a 12oz bottle at Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH.