Kurtos (119) - Sydney, - JAN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a Bronze-Red colour.
Aroma’s of mainly caramel and sultana’s.
Taste. Definitely can taste the Caramel as others have stated, but also notice Black liquorice flavours along with a slight currant flavour, almost no hop flavours but it does finish with a slight bitterness.
Palate. This is quite thick and a little syrupy in the mouth.
Overall. This is a beer that delivers a nice sweetness, yet isn’t too sweet and has no off flavours.
This beer would be very good with sticky date pudding and other desserts.
Illywhacker (11) - - JUN 23, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yeah okay. Head disappears in seconds, but does impress with quite delicious dark crystal malts; plums, raisins. Very malt driven, quite sweet. Hopheads will be unhappy. Strange tart yeasty finish though which sort of ruins the experience. By the of the six pack it tastes like VB. Strange but true.
arnold931 (814) - Iowa, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours mostly clear red with off white head. Nose and taste is sweet caramel. Sweet aftertaste.
kaser (3994) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red pour from draft at open bar in San diego. White sticky head. Malty fruity aroma. Earthy and cherry taste. Dry. Interesting. Better than I thought.
Sandog_au (37) - Gladstone, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear dark copper with a diminishing tan head. Caramel on the nose. Starts with a caramel taste but finishes with an odd yeasty flavour.
DavidAust (31) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice drop. Had several times in the last two weeks, must say I like it less each time - not sure why. Perhaps the batch was on it’s last legs by the time it got to Australia. The foam on the first few were reasonable and held OK, but the one last night hardly formed and didn’t hold.
Nice reddish brown colour - tastes of caramel and malt.
Length of palate is medium, longer than a larger - shorter than other dark ales.
Overall happy, but will look for another Irish Red Ale to become a regular other than this one.
TimE (4066) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber color. Light toffee nose, fairly malty. Mouth is caramel and dried strawberries.
hansvf (293) - - APR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bij de clam chowder uit plastic glas of fles. Ruikt zoet. Rodige kleur, prima schuim. Prima smaak, lekker fris fruitig.
Mschwing (3) - - MAR 17, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red Trolley Ale has a great red color and a dry pleasing taste. It's not too malty or hoppy and it goes very well with food.
asheft (2700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Costco. Sweet dark caramel with subtle apricot and grapefruit accents. Flavor is on the sweet side, with moderate dark toffee followed by low, stone fruit notes and moderate low bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth.
snoworsummer (3132) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub in RB. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head. Tastes like sweet malt, faint hops and light bitterness, with some dark fruits. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like sweet and rich bready malt, dates and faint earthy hops.