radio_nowhere (1367) - Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2015 Always down for the latest local brewery offering. 12oz bottle into pint glass, reddish-amber color with thin creamy off-white head. Aroma of heavy caramel/toffee noted malts and that’s it. Taste is much the same, somewhat bready with very minimal of hop taste. Medium palate, low carbonation and clean finish. No aftertaste. Not complex (per the style) and straight forward.
superspak (4400) - 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 (3747) - 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 (1356) - 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 (5503) - 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 (5791) - 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 (4007) - 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 (1506) - 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 (1615) - 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 (10243) - 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 (2544) - 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.