ciaranc (930) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Looks the part, clear copper pour with a nice beige/off-white head. Lovely mellow caramel malty nose with a decent hop background. Flavour follows aroma, biscuit, smooth caramel malt with a spray of nicely judged soft hops. Mouthfeel is soft, a touch creamy even, carbonation is minimal. Finish is long and luscious. Excellent beer. Extraordinarily good for its price point.
dgi (14) - DENMARK - OCT 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle. Pours dark amber with a thin head and a very lively carbonation. Nice floral and citrus hop smell. Roasted malty notes is what makes most of the flavour, with a lingering bitter finish. The body is very thin. Nice easy drinking beer.
petergaynor (111) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours dark red-brown, good off-white head. Smells toasted nutty malts. Tastes herby hops with toasted malt. Good bitter, nice surprise.
Bif (1505) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle- Pours a nice amber color with a small head that fades to nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malt sweetness with spice and some grain in the back ground. Taste of malt sweetness and a bit of spice. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. fairly medium body, smooth and a bit creamy. Has a distinct character. Nice drinker that goes down easy. Not bad for the style.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really good, cheap and quaffable beer. Its not pretentious but easy drinking with a good balance. Donít let the price mislead you into thinking this is a bad beer!
ACD (655) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Pours hazy copper with thin light tan head - decent amount of lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits, floral notes, sweet malt, slight nuttiness. Taste is fruity - dark fruits - floral notes, and a citric hop zing which gives a pleasant degree of bitterness. Plenty of rich malt action in the taste too - caramel especially - very well balanced. This is a very tasty and very sessionable beer, reminds me of some of the new twists on the traditional Irish Red Ale that a handful of Irish microbreweries are coming out with at the moment - lovely.
downender (6391) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A collision between sweet fruity and nutty malts, and some decent hops. Toffee and caramel notes too, before a decent bitter finish. Enjoyable.
Sevenlee (1351) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep red colour with an off-white head. Aroma is quite malty with nutty and biscuity notes. Taste is also quite malty with some nuts, biscuit and fruit leading to a dry bitter finish from saaz hops. Not bad.
omega (704) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2013 A nicely hopped beer which is not too overpowering. Colour is a nice amber red and has a nice soft carbonation.
Jado (550) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No doubt this is a complex beer, bit Iím not sure it works necessarily. Thereís not too much on the nose, but looks great in the glass with a clear red colour and a small dissipating head. The taste is a blend of malts with fruity but not overpowering hops. Doesnít linger much. Interesting, but Iím not sure it all comes together.