arjoseph (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle into Duvel tulip. Obtained in the 2004 Secret Santa from Suttree. Imagine the smell of an afternoon walk on the western Irish countrysides, as the farmers cut the peat and the sod and freshly baked bread wafts from the window of your dirt-walled hutment. Now imagine that scaled back about 80% and emanating from a beer glass. In otherwords, the aroma of this beer is like the pale shade of some earthy dopeness that died long ago. Amber orange and mostly clear in the glass with not much beige head. Hops and malt are well-balanced in the flavor, as advertised, but the hop character is weird. Oxidized? Some mutant variety? Who can say? Itís biting morphing into tangy, but in a way Iíve never experienced. Medium to full body. Gets metallic in the finish. Blah.
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep amber with frothy tan head. Nose is malty with a subtle smokiness and hop notes. Flavor is dry and malty, a faint hop btterness follows it up. Good, but a little drab.
Palidor19 (2847) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite a nice simple Amber with all around flavors of malts and hops, gives a near perfect balance. Enjoy
precodekeith (27) - hamilton, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2008 Bottle. Small head, quickly went away. Not much aroma to speak of. Easy on the palate, mild malt hints. OK, but nothing special.
tbopslt (241) - New York, USA - AUG 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Lowes Grocery. Typical Irish red color. No head. Minimal lacing. Pungent aroma. Taste is very pungent to start. Full bodied and creamy. Just ok.
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TheBeerCollector (631) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much going on here. Pours a nice rich golden amber with a lasting head but the aroma and flavor seem to be very subdued. Quite watery with a metallic mouthfeel.
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aquird in trade from quiver. pours amber to carmel in color Aroma were mild with simple notes of carmel malt. Flavors were mild with a buttery carmel mild sweet fruit like finish.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Kookfest. Sweet caramelly malts. Not much happening other than this which leads into a thin sugary finish.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep amber colour. Aromas is sweet, with notes of caramel, and subtle hop notes. Flavour is malty, with caramel and butterscotch, with some light fruity hops towards the end. Quite smooth and soft. lacks a bit of bite.
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Mellow Mushroom. Yellow pour with good head that died fast. Sweet but very light aroma, some hops. Pretty light flavor as well. Not too impressed.