sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aside from the fact that I just spilled about half of this beer on my desk and won’t feel so bad about throwing out some of these old letters and paperwork... Ruby; small head. Nice aroma with malts, caramel, and dark fruit. Flavor is sharply sweet, pretty malty, with some light hops in the finish. Mouthfeel is very good: full and frothy; a bit sticky. A good beer that needs a lot of work to become outstanding.
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think i rated this beer as high as i could for a style of beer that really doesn’t knock me out....but these guys really consistently brew up excellent product. clean, tilted toward malty, but with a perfect amount of bitterness to balance it nicely. every flavor shines through. the best irish style ale i’ve ever had.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JAN 25, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours ruby with no head. Malty aroma, more malty taste. Bland cardboard taste. Sweet. Odd aftertaste. I guess this is a good representation of the style. Not my style however.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light malt and cane sugar aroma. Tan to red body with an off white head. Very slight lacing. Malt flavor with some florals mixed in. Clean finish.
brocker (99) - Salina, Utah, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2006 Very delicious beer. Malty,with toasted flavor, plus a hint of hops and a wee detection of fruit.
This is the best Red Ale that I have ever tasted.
I can’t find anything from this brewery herein Utah or just across the border in Nevada. I was fortunate enough to find this while visiting friends in Pittsburgh.Too bad. Damn fine beer nonetheless.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2008 Dark red/brown. Basically an amber ale with a touch of roasted malt to it. Pale grainy taste, with some caramel malt and a sublte toasted flavor with a roasted taste to finish it off.
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
red in colour with nice creamy head, big hop flavour but lacks bitterness. I’d say it is more of a lager than an ale or was I expecting to much or comparing it to Mcafreys!!!
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle at the 2004 Crescent Moon Vintage Beer Tasting. Tart malty amber beer. Sweet and nice.
bd0gg4 (13) - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very nicely into a glass and is an off brown color in the glass, good head on it. Goes down very smooth with almost a coffee type flavor to it as well as a slight fruit quality. Overall quite a good beer to sit out and watch the sunset over Lake Superior with.
Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled Poured an average sized off-white head that dissipated after a few minutes; fair lacing. Reddish-orange color; slight chill haze that cleared as the glass warmed. Very nice aromas of toasty, almost honey-ish, caramel malt and a honeydew melon-like fruitiness; touch of diacetyl. Sweet toasty caramel malt at the start which carried through to the finish. Mid-palate had a subdued hop flavor and bitterness. Bready character emerged near the finish and lasted briefly into the aftertaste. Aftertaste had a light grainy maltiness along with a gentle bitterness and a melon-like fruitiness. Palate was light to medium bodied with a lively carbonation. A pleasantly easy drinking yet complex ale. I was especially taken by the aroma of this one. Very nice. Thanks Drew!