gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(33 cl bottle "Kilkenny Irish Beer" and 44 cl can "Kilkenny Draught Irish Beer" with "widget", both from Systembolaget)
Tried both beers at the same time, compared them against each other.
Both beers were poured in both a sniffer and a pint glass.
No distinct differences in scent or taste were apparant between the sniffer and the pint glass when comparing the "same" beer but different glassware.
Clear brown color, cream colored head. Head was big and lasting in the pint glass, fast dissapearing in the sniffer, bigger head size than the canned version. Sweet a bit metallic scent, smells more than the canned one. Medium somewhat spritzy mouthfeel. Sweet malty taste, taste more than the canned one. Grainy aftertaste.
Rating: 5/3/6/3/11 = 2.8
Clear brown color, small bu thick cream colored head. Smoother head in the sniffer glass. Subtle sweet scent. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Subtle sweet taste with a malty aftertaste, also a bit fruity.
Rating: 5/4/4/3/10 = 2.6
RobBestwick (832) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a can. Malty and nutty aroma, pours with a dark bronze/brown hue that takes a while to settle. Creamy head. No carbonation. Bitter roasted coffee and nutty flavour. Bitter finish.
DarkMagus (503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Dark reddish-amber color. Thick, creamy off-white head. Sweet, malty, yeasty aroma. Rich malty, sweet caramel/brown sugar, hoppy flavors. Crisp, smooth, creamy palate. Dry finish. Nice stuff, an easily sessionable beer.
KM (416) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Nice white creamy head. Light brown body (champagnebrus), not too nice. Fresh and distinct aroma. The head tastes actually strawberry ice cream. Other than that the beer tastes ok and fresh. Tad of bitterness in the finish. Tastes better in Ireland than in Norway. (Forum Bar Dublin, 17.03.07)
sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Poured copper/red with a creamy long lasting head. Malt aromas with a hint of grain. Good malt flavours come through which give way to a nice bitter hop finish.
onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Beautiful amber color with great head. Very bitter beer style, which owerpowers finere flavors.
mnurda (1242) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge head on this beer. Caused by Nitrogen explained my friend Piscator. Had this immediately following the Little Scrapper IPA, so was a bit underwhelmed by it. Still, it was better than i expected.
Hoser (372) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
There was a period in my life when I used to drink this on tap quite a bit. Nutty with a bit of hops but now I don’t drink nitrogen beers. Page 257 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide only 353 out of 500 Classic Brews to go.
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2007 Draught from a local pub. Amber colour. Fairly sweet, malty, with notes of pears, smooth & creamy. Good balance.
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught. Irish Ale and nitrogen bring out the worst in eachother. Faintly malty, with no complexity. If in the market for a commercial Irish Ale, go with Smithwicks.