saxo (13458) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ the brewpub, San Diego. Medium head with medium duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, malt and hops. Sweet finish.
Brenhophead (524) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL bottle. Pours a clear deep mahogany with a nice fresh toffee apple aroma. The flavour is very very sweet toffee wow, very nice with a very light low alpha hop backing. Personally i prefer hoppy red ales but i really cant fault this beer its sweet and flavoursome.
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Lovely deep red colour with a nice thick beige head. Good caramel and toffee taste with a sweet finish
gam (3069) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy headdeep amber pour medium carbonation aromas caramel nutty earthyness toffee burnt malts fruit the flavours beautiful caramel rich and toffee malt chocolate nut fruity hops earthyness mild bitter sweet rich tasting amber ale the finish sweet malt like the caramel toffee earthy notes fruit good aftertastes
NachlamSie (2651) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6 pack from Target in Oceanside. This was actually pretty decent. Obviously itís a malt-forward beer. Strong notes of toffee are most prominent with biscuits and gentle roast. There isnít much hop character to speak of. This is a sweet malty beer without being too sugary and maintaining a good balance.
djd07 (2918) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at San Diego Airport bar. Pours a clear copper with a small white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is raisin malt and toffee. Medium mouthfeel with a rich malt and caramel. Easy to drink a very good Irish ale from Karl Strauss.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber with beige head. Aroma of caramel, a little floral some nut. Flavor is sweet, malty, hints of alcohol, some nuttiness. Medium body, high carbonation. Overall, not bad!
Jado (440) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Donít mind an Irish style red ale, and this is a pretty good example of the style. It pours a deep russet red with a fairly tight beige head. Carbonation is lively which lifts the beer. Caramel and malt drive the taste, with a light, flowery overlay of hops. Thereís a light flavour of wheat at the back end. Overall, a very acceptable red / amber ale.
JDBaker11058 (1131) - Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: attractive clear coppery-amber pour, with one fat finger of off-white head; minimal lacing. Aroma: caramel, brown sugar, sweet and toasty malts. Taste: caramel, toffee, brown sugar, a bit of raisin and possibly some light maple syrup. Finish: smooth, toasty, slightly sweet, with a pleasant lingering malty-ness. Notes: Now this was just an AWESOME beer. Really malty-tasting, but not a malt bomb per se. While on the sweet side, it wasnít too sweet. Just a swell, easy drinking beer, and probably the best Irish Ale Iíve ever had. On tap at the downtown SD location.
Maris (916) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 355ml bottle on 20/6/2012. Pours a dark ruby with a big head. Has a slight toffee malt aroma with a little fruit. This is very sweet and malty in the mouth, with lots of toffee and caramel and a touch of dark fruit, Itís a little spicy and nutty, with a very mild bitterness. Not bad, though not overly exciting.