LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a deep, clear auburn with virtually no head.
Aroma: Caramel, toffee, clover, apple.
Taste: Toasted malt, mildly bitter hop spice, caramel corn, and a little bit of peat.
Mouthfeel: Very thin and moderately fizzy.
Overall: A really complex,layered Irish Ale.Not usually jazzed by this style, but its very fresh, very lively, with a great hop presence.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22 oz. bottle from Bootleggers) Pours coppery amber, slightly hazy. Three or so fingers of biscuit head that recede to about half a finger and eventually get kind of globby. Aroma of caramel and bread, and even a bit of chocolate. Fairly inviting except a hint of metalllic. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth, except lightly prickly. Also quite thin. Flavor is a letdown after a fairly promising aroma. Some caramel overlain by some bitterness, becoming a bit chocolatey as it warms. A bit metallic. Flavor and mouthfeel are weak.