blandoon (7) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2001 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2003 I"ve always liked Irish reds, and this one is no exception. A nice, well-balanced beer, with plenty of body, but not too heavy or bitter, more malty than hoppy. Bob"s 1st is Bob"s best, I happen to think.
drs (16) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 5, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Somewhere between an Irish Ale, a Scottish Ale, and a Red Ale, this is just good beer, my friends. Easy-going malt is the name of the game here, with a sweet-tart note running through a very mildly-hopped finish. Soothing and delicious.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 22, 2001
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fairly dark color, and a solid malt/hop aroma. Thin head. Flavor was thinner than I expected, with hints of tartness. Tartness followed into the aftertaste. Not my favorite - perhaps he got it better on his 2nd try...
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2001
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the draught version of their Bob’s first ale, dispensed like a Guinness. It is quite excellent, with a rich, smooth, creamy mouthfeel and a hint of chocolate malts. I’d drink this over Cafferey’s any day of the week.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2000
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good ale, drinkable, decent malts and some hop presence. i liked it, but not as much as others from this fine brewery.