omhper (20346) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Reddish black, average head. Roasty, peaty aroma. Salty and woody with some chocolate and verlvetty, yet clean mouthfeel. Dry, woody finish with medium bitterness. Well balanced.
Leighton (12696) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Sander’s place, NYC. Pours clear russet with a soft, creamy, off-white head. Pretty classic Irish Ale aroma: caramel, toasty malts, leaves. Light sweet flavor, wet leaves, dull caramel, toast, mild bitterness. Light bodied with fine, tingly carbonation. Faintly dry and sweet to finish, leafy bitterness, slight semi-dark fruits, toasty malts. Very basic beer but not offensive in any way, really.
rlgk (11941) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber. Great malty aroma with vanilla toffee and milk chocolate. Flavor brings malt as well, with milk chcolate. But I miss the hops, it would have made the beer more complex.
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark copper body with a medium off-white head. Grassy and slightly caramel aroma. Flavor is grassy bitterness tempered by toastiness and sweet caramel. Fairly clean aftertaste that ends quite bitterly grassy. Impressive for an Irish Red.
Lubiere (10654) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown ale with a smooth creamy pale moka head, verry nice. Sweet vanilla and Coffee crisp in aroma, with pellets of malt. In mouth, a nice roasted chestnut comes out with very discreet hops. Verry woody and nutty in character, a good Irish Red! Medium bodied. Too bad its retired!
Bov (9983) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 8, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
red-brown colour, fine head, hazelnut aroma, some sourness followed by a long, deep chocolate and spicy finish - rich and quite subtile
jtclockwork (9882) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2012 Very nice very dark reddish pour. Nose and taste is a pleasant roasted malt, bitter hops. Rated 6/22/02 Originally 4.1
hopscotch (9858) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer rocks.
Although the brewer classifies this as an Irish Red Ale, I believe that it is one of the very best(and very malty)brown ales out there. If it looks like a nut brown, tastes like a nut brown and smells like a nut brown...it’s a freakin’ nut brown. Go buy a case if you can still find one. I hear they might be more or less replacing this beer with their Humble Patience. A shame.
Drake (9618) - 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.
Sammy (9149) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured huge initial head..dark redish wood. Fragrant spicey aroma. Chocalate and other malts, not too sweet, appropriately carbonated. Bit of roasted grounds, chewy, easy drink..like a draft. Bittersweet finish and aftertaste. L