diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale, dark colour, without head. Sweet, malt aroma. Bitter-swel malt flavours. Little bit spicy.
noons (4) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2003 does not count
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft: Had this while in Ireland. I'm not sure how it would be otherwise but that made it pretty tolerable. Good color and good head. Had it again 2 weeks later in an Irish Pub in Paris. Tasted o.k. but more like killians rat piss compared to when I first tried it.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colored with a thick, cream colored nitro head. Kind of sweet, and kind of nutty. Dry bitter finish. Decent, but not great.
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Finally had this lard juice thanks to the Bardz who let me have some of his schooner at the Royal the other night. This, for some reason, is a regular on tap in Sydney pubs. It tastes like an even more watery version of the CUB guiness that gets pumped out over here. There is a hint of stale nuts and if I had my own schooner I would have hit the pokies.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I bought a "sleeve" of this in Whistler B.C. on a sweltering day (after showing two official forms of I.D.to the exceedingly anal bartender)and watched a bunch of nuts on mountain bikes scream down the slopes into another pack of nuts waiting to get on the lift. It was a very enjoyable experience, perhaps the beer added a bit to it, but I think the fact it was a cool liquid in general was enough to suffice. As for the beer, there is little more to say than it was definitely a nitro red ale. I actaully didn't know it was Guiness owned, but it abolutely does not surprise me one iota. Almost malty, if I could process taste through all of the nitrogen. Looks red, but doesn't really taste it.
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 19, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours light brown with a creamy white head. smells like sand for some reason. pretty bland and boring
prolog (4) - USA - AUG 13, 2003 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favourite beer. It's all right out of the can; really, it's best on tap, though that goes for most beers. Very creamy, nice head, beautiful colour, and a solid, woody taste. Great stuff.
amx83 (29) - Brampton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I enjoyed this beer from the tap. It has a nice taste of wood or nuts, with a faint sweetness. Not enough flavour, however, for me to call it excellent. Disgusting metallic taste out of the can.
jercraigs (7337) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2009 2009-05-22. Crisp amber body with a big beige head and lace. (3+) Mild aroma, just a touch of dusty malt and hops, earthy touches. (5-6) Flavour has a light bitterness throughout, mild malts are earthy and dusty. Average palate is smooth, less nitro feeling than I remember it being in Canada, but I expect that is just a trick of my memory. Still don’t care for it. 5/3/6/3/12 - 2.9 On tap at Marble City Bar, Kilkenny
July 2007. Can at LCBO Summerhill. Brown amber body with a small white head. Grainy burnt toffee aroma. Dilute malt, lightly astringent grain and mild hops make up the thin watery flavour. Thin palate. Poor. 4/3/3/2/8 - 2.0
July 2003. Really not fond of this one. Very nice body and mouth feel on tap, nice bitterness. Didn’t sit well with my taste buds though. 4/3/4/4/7 - 2.2
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2003 From an irish pub. This one is appealing in appearance, but a bit deceptive. Still, a nice nut and wood taste and a good bitterness.