DylansDad (581) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2016
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice aroma of malt and hay. Flavour is caramel, honey, earth, some floral. Very watery, which in some ways is good because otherwise itíd be too sweet, but it also means the other flavours are way too light. Itís like drinking scented water.
Sk8rangutan (2) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2016 does not count
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Good appearance, texture but there is a slight lack of taste.
Not exactly what I'd expect from the style.
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BlackHaddock (6077) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap 500ml in The Irish Harp, Berlin on 22nd Jan 2016. Not be having another one soon! Bland, cold and sweet. Looked a nice looking beer, a red hue to itís body with a full, deep head. Downhill from there.
King_Alex_II (1146) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 18, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark clear ruby color with foam layer. The smell is a little ambery sweet. The taste has low carbonation, a moderate mixture of hoppy bitterness and a decent malty body. The aftertaste is calm and rather normal for a red ale. This is a very solid red ale/irish ale, but i suppose it has a little more carbonation from bottle or a better calibrated tap.
Nurmis (300) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
440ml can from supermarket. Pours dark red/brown with thick white head. Low carbonation. Aroma is ligh roasted malt, caramel, lightly hopped. Really light sweetness, medium bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, but the taste/aroma is not that intense.
undercurrent25 (1846) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a red brown colour. Taste is creamy like a nitro bitter, yet thin and a bit watery
UXO (1404) - CANADA - JAN 8, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: clear pale to medium amber with one finger of dense ivory head, excellent retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: muted, caramel, grassy, light earthy hops. (5/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate-low bitter. (5/10) Palate: medium nitro creamy body, moderate-low carbonation, short duration bitter finish. (4/5)
Well, nobody ever accused Diageo of being unable to make a pretty beer, thatís for sure - with a bit better definition in the lacing, Iíd have given it full marks for appearance, especially with the characteristic nitrogen cascade. The body is similarly well done, with a pleasantly creamy texture and decent bitter finish. Unfortunately, though, structure is far and away the highlight of this story. The aromas are muted, presumably at least somewhat by the dense head, and are limited to slightly weedy grassy and earthy hops on a plain caramel base, and the taste is similarly uninspiring. Neither are bad, but theyíre certainly a bit of a letdown by comparison to the appearance. (12/20)
BenWesthof (196) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my all-time favorites. A taste that is incomparable. A little sweet, a little bitter, a little creamy.
Gurthnar (4782) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at RJ. Quite clean, only light diacetyl. Lot of esters, strawberries. Soft creamy mouthfeel. Clear reddish brown colour. Very easy drinking, moreish. Short lasting and not very intense.
thellgren (758) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l can with nitro. Sold as Kilkenny Irish Beer Draught in S-market Lauttasaari, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown after the nitro head has settled on the top. Head is white as milk. Taste is mostly creamy. Under that lurks some malts and some hint of hops. Quite easy to drink when chilled.