o_Merlin_o (191) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, from the Yard House in Temecula, CA. Tastes just like Killians Irish Red, only a little more sour aftertaste. Slightly metallic taste. No head. Hazelnut aroma.
atlrizzob (167) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very dark red hazy color. I passed this beer up many a time and it is actually very tasty. Hoppy and malty. Enjoyable thickness. A mad decent ale from Mad River.
Salmoniform (954) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Copper red hue with fizzy white head that settled to a ring. Aroma is caramel, straw, rye, citrus oil. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is slight sweet with a bitter following and a dry peppery finish. Overall this is an ok brew.
Jado (564) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 355 ml bottle. Pours a deep mahogany brown with a tightly packed off white head. Aromas of fresh apple, apricot, caramel and malt. Taste is caramel sweetness at first before a crisp grapefruit zest bitterness washes through. Lingering bitter finish with a lightly sweet aftertaste. Well balanced - liked it a lot.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"a nice clean amber. nothing that will blow you away, but pleasant enough for a try, especially in the summer. a little on the malty side going in, with a ever so slightly hoppier finish. tends to be maltier..."
AdiBeer (1434) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: intense grains, some bread malts. Appearance: hazy amber, small, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweet malts intensify, very grainy, soft carbonation, unremarkable finish. Overall: nice Amber Ale, good palate. Pint at Rattle N Hum, Manhattan.
Sevenlee (1382) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and lightly roasted. Taste is medium sweet and fruity.
Theydon_Bois (9729) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the Library Alehouse, Santa Monica, 16/04/14.
Clear chestnut brown with reddish hues topped by a moderate light beige covering.
Nose is biscuit malt, caramel, brown sugar, sweet tones, candied fruit peel.
Taste comprises biscuit malt, caramel, dark fruit rinds, light spice, brown sugar.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
So so, about as good as it is likely to get for this tedious style!
Hanuta06 (347) - Washington, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles.
Aroma: light molasses malt.
Appearance: small, frothy, off-white, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Cloudy, dark-orange body.
Taste: lightly bitter initial flavor and finish with average duration.
Palate: light-to-medium body, creamy texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: great, creamy, smooth palate and good flavor.
Dfonorow (1581) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pour is red/brown with a moderate tan head. Aroma is of light fruits, grass, caramel, and spice. Flavor has citrus, grapefruit, orange rind, and caramel. Sticky and sweet finish.
ajnepple (2438) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s into a globe glass. Reddish-brown with a light tan head. Aroma of fruits, malts, hops, pine and light spices. Similar flavor, adding moderate bitterness and light caramel sweetness. Medium body with a lingering dry finish.