TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2006
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Really disapointed by this beer. Any real lack of taste, tastes like bitter water. Not sure how this beer managed to get rated as high as it did.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pleasent aroma of hops and caramel with some hints of spice or present. The color is a rich amber with an off-white head. Pleasent flavors of hops and caramel are present with a nice hoppish finish on the palate.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is very rich caramel, malt. Some vinousness, brown sugar and a spice I can’t quite place - cumin? Flavor is rich malt, brown sugar & grapes. Some aspects of an old ale. Brown sugar & raisin finish.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber colored pour, decent head. Full caramel malt flavors and aromas - like a really big amber ale. Sweet and a bit toasty. I thought this was a very decent drinkable everyday type beer. I liked.
Sammy (10659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper with large creamy head and lace in glass. Noticeably hoppy aroma, with sweetness: toffee, maybe sugar. Body is thinish. Hoppy taste with grapefruit at finish and drying aftertaste. Not offensive, but unsatisfying a I find Irish style oft to be, and in this you get hit with a lot of alcohol, limiting consumption of further beer.
HogTownHarry (6373) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz). Clear copper with a decent lasting creamy beige head. Mild soft juicy malt aroma, hint of chalk and light citrus hops. Tastes of caramel light roast malt, a bit of cedar, and building light dry floral/resin hops, very dry and sweet, bitter finish. Average body, slightly watery finish, lightly astringent and only mildly carbonated. Pretty nice - very malty indeed.
heemer77 (5239) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper colored body with a fluffy, slightly off white head. The aroma had sweet caramel with some honey. There was also some pancakes and Karo corn syrup. The taste had some toffee and iced tea. There was also some English walnuts with a slightly bitter finish. The body was smooth and light. The alcohol was very well hidden and makes this seem like a lighter beer. Well made.
Flamebuster (24) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is the first I have had of this brand. It poured a copper color with a thick creamy head. Not a lot of nose that I could detect. The first sip was fruity with nice hop balance. It becomes a little more bitter as you go along, not sure why but it is pretty good. Great lace on the glass.
DeLongHooff (17) - Pheonixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a medium copper with a hint of ruby. Head is a full, pale tan that dissipates to an enduring small head. A little lacing. Aroma is caramel and malt with a touch of fruity esters. Malt is the main feature up front but it finishes spicy/peppery with an alcohal warming. Good beer!
beerbill (3599) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the LI Beer Festival. Pours medium copper with a white head. Aromas are caramel, malt, and fruit. The flavor follows the aroma: malt, caramel, hops, and some fruits. Maybe a bit lacking in the hops, but overall very enjoyable.