DocLock (7826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, with a good head and continued lacing. Aroma of malt, toffee, and brown sugar. Tastes very malty, with a slight hop presence. Finished smooth, with a malt, slight caramel finish. Nice beer.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Luscious but somewhat watery, creamy body from which oozes citrus and pine hops...Baby cherries and miscellaneous drowning fruit dwell in stagnant toffee puddles...Patience is a virtue, but I prefer a bit more substance and motion in my everyday moments...
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro tap at brewery: Pours a thick copper red with a dense tan head. Not much aroma. Flavor is semi-sweet and lightly toasted, but the body is a little thin.
Ughsmash (7122) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured deeper garnet with a tight-bubbled beige head. The aroma picked up nutty and chocolate notes with deeper dark fruit (prune-like).. very assertive with the sweetness.. weird. The flavor found cocoa, molasses, and maple at the core with light earthy notes laced throughout.. tacky malts on the finish. Lighter-bodied and watery at times on the palate.. on the sweet side.. OK overall feel and flow.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells of roasted malt, nutty and sweet chocolate. Tastes oakey with some decent coffee flavors and mellow nuts.
DrSilverworm (6287) - 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.
Ernest (6187) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread), moderately hoppy (orange, flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly metallic.
drowland (5992) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8/11/11. 12oz bottle. Dark brown pour, clear red under light, with a small off-white head that fades fast with no lace. Roasted caramel aroma with a touch of coffee and selzter water. Fairly decent flavor of caramel, roasted malts, some floral aspects, and a touch of coffee, but it seems watered down and a bit over carbonated. Could be worse, I suppose.
jonas (5615) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit tollhouse cookie dough aroma.
Red brown, low brown creamy head.
A tiny bit of roast and chocolate, but quite diluted.Watery body.
larsniclas (5588) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with a beige head.
Sweet aroma with milk-chocolate.
Really milky and chocolaty flavour.