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.
garrison (784) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purchased from the Glenway Avenue Westwood "Krogers" - Alright, this twelve ouncer poured a mahogany hued brew into my lager cup, with a thick (but rapidly fading) off white head. Tastewise, I’d call this beer smokey and grain heavy, rather kind of a psuedo-peat flavoring. Still okay, though.
thornecb (4507) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear mahogany into a Sam glass. Off-white micro head slowly pancakes as it recedes leaving trailing sheets. Toffee, molasses and roasted nut aromas. Sweet caramel upfront turning dry in the abrupt toasted grain finish.
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12 ounce bottle - pint glass) Has a red brown color. Medium malty sweetness and little bitterness. Notes of caramel, toffee and brown sugar. Creamy texture and soft carbontation.
Drake (8779) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from the fall mix pack. Pours a clear dark red with a large frothy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of earthy notes, nuts, chocolate and tinny hops. The taste is earthy notes, caramel and a leafy hop finish. Medium bodied. Decent beer.
DrSilverworm (6817) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Robotopera for sharing from his mix-pack. Clear brown-red color, foamy one-finger head. Little lace. Rich aroma, creamier texture, carbonation a bit strong. Moderate spice. Sort of sweet. Decent, moderate-length aftertaste. Not terribly drinkable or sessionable, though. One of the better and more interesting Irish Reds I’ve had, but still not all that great or interesting. I think I’m just not really a fan of the style.
pete4999 (1100) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, as pictured, part of the mix pack. Pours a clear reddish-orange, minimal head. Smells of straw/hay, and has a bit of toffee sweetness that I like. Simple, unassuming, but easy to drink and tasty.
LinusStick (2879) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice Irish ale. Very mild and drinkable. Aroma was roasted malt and caramel. Pour was a murky dark red/dirty brown with a half finger off white ring for a head. Taste was all malt. Roasted malt with a distinct earthiness. Slight iced tea flavors come out in the aftertaste. Good carbonation and very refreshing. Great sessionable beer
dfinney23 (1772) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not at all what I was expecting, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Pours dark reddish brown. Aroma is roasted malt and caramel. Feels thinner than it looks or tastes.