DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Single bottle purchase from Famous Liquors. Slight oxidation under cap that goes away after pouring. Pours a big, non-Guinnessy head over a deep brown body. General caramel malt smell with a note of Scottish peat; not a bad surprise. Mouthfeel a bit flaccid and watery at first, then there an aggressive hit of malt. Malts get deeper further down the glass, leading to a slight note of phenol; well, if this is their holiday beer, Iíve found it a bit past its prime.
radio_nowhere (1395) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Guinness holiday variety pack. Poured into pint glass, clear ruby-ish brown color with minimal off-white head. Aroma of toasty caramel malt. Taste is the aroma balanced with some decent grass hops. Light body, average carbonation, smooth, balanced, some lingering grass afterwards. Decent.
VALIS (229) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A foul aroma with a slight bit of malt, but mostly chemicals, corn, water. Taste is rather neutral, neither noteworthy nor offensive, with a fair bit of carbonation and a little sweetness. Watery palate, nothing lingers. Would not buy again.
robforbes (2182) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear brown with a medium off-white head, and great lacing.
smell is of malt, toffee, and a touch of spice.
taste is of caramel, a little metallic, malt back, a slight roastiness, and a little coffee. ends smooth.
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Toffee and caramel aromas. Deep amber red to light brown. Balanced towards the bitter side. Smooth medium body with a snap finish.
b33f (23) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2013
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured into an American pint. Rusty color with a small amount of beige head which disappears almost immediately. Aroma is faint malts and corn. Taste is watery with a little bit of malt, with a distinct piss aftertaste. Palate is like bush light style. This beer sucks dick. but, Iíve had worse, so I gave it a 1.2 to leave some headroom... Now Iím going to share it with the drain.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark nut brown with a ruby hue and minimal head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla and christmas spices. Taste is light bitter. Coffee, spices abd a little vanilla. Medium bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. Nothing to seek out but drinkable.
bhensonb (14094) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a SaveMart. Pours brown with a slight beige head. Mild caramel aroma. Med minus body. Flavor is roasty with a hint of ginger or some sort of spice. Very mild hint. Thereís some vanilla, I think. Give it this - there is a lot of flavor compared to the macro lagers. If it was the only thing available, Iíd drink it.
jb (2936) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Irish session stuff through and through. Though really more of a Brit bitter actually. Reddish brown, malts dominate nose and taste, a bit of caramel malt helps. Okay.
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours brownish with white head. Funky aroma of malts.. Taste is like a bitter brown ale gone bad..not a fan