Butters (3590) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear mahogany with fair tan head ring. Decent caramel toasty nose with sweet and nutty flavor. A little astringent, but overall, pretty nice. Has more scotch ale notes.
smackie (54) - St. Augustine, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty presents, A little fizzy on the tongue. Sharp club soda finish. Given as a gift in a Mixed 12 pack including #9, HiPA, and Hex.
Ron (2200) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2011 Brewfest Roch. Poured clear brown with a mushroom tan head. nose of oat and sweetness. roasted malt warmth on the tongue with nuts and breadyness. Still a bit thin but at least it somewhat represents a red. Some people at the fest, say it is not as good as it used to be. (It’s not my type)
topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish amber with an off white head. Aroma is grainy, caramel, and a little toast. Flavor is grainy, sweet malt, toasted nuts, lightly earthy.
tnkw01 (858) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Great beer. Deep amberish-cooper color. Nice head. Great floral, malt and hay aroma. Good flavor that was extremely well balanced.
Palidor19 (2847) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clean tasting with a fizzy malty presence. The malts have a slight toffee with some nuttiness. Hops are bitter and clean. The color is brown red with a scrubbing taste
puboflyons (1685) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is a darker amber with a quick head that dissolves and leaves just a small amount of lacing. The aroma is full of sweet caramel malts and a faint hoppy crispness. The body is medium to full. The taste has an up front caramel-molasses malt sweetness witha sharpiung more biting finish. It is a decent take on the style.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is sweet and slightly toasted with caramel malt, brown sugar, yeast, and grains. The appearance is brown amber with a smaller head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a well crafted beer without any real standout qualities.
Roonai (245) - - SEP 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from variety pack. P is ruby brown w an offwhite head that dissipated to the edge. Nose is full malts and dark ffruit balance to be deep and satisfying. Taste is similar though light and drinkable. Decent brew for the style
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, pours a dark copper/brown color. Minimal head. Aroma is very prominent and appetizing, especially for an Irish ale. Very roasty and nutty with some toffee noted. Not as skunky/yeasty as other Irish ales can be. Taste was bitter and sweet, fairly well balanced. Mildy full body, moderately bitter aftertaste. Overall great representation of the genre.