Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour warm golden yellow with a thin white head...smell is lightly fruity and grainy,....light grainy flavor...not offensive
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2003
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
The nice orange copper color led me to believe that this would have some body to it - not so. Very thin and watery, carbonation is the second noticed thing, then thirdly, a thin caramel along the sides of the tongue.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2003
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
GABF '03 Amber in color, mild aroma of malt.Caramel flavor comes through,very thin and unfufilling.
milewide (1990) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color, with only a bit of light coming through. Light head and medium body. Modest aroma, but lots of roasted malt flavor---especially for a lager.
Bif (1958) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap- Served a black color with a nice tan head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of malt with a trace of caramel. There is also a bit of coffee and nut in the background. Taste of malt, coffee and some bittersweet chocolate. There is a nice bitterness throughout and a dry finish. Medium body, crisp and smooth. Nice balance. Easy drinker, nice beer for the style. I think having this on tap at an Irish pub enhances the character of this beer.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
veyr smooth, very sweet. Not much character at all. I could drink this beer again but I probably won’t....unless its free. Worth a try though.
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at McSorley’s (NYC). Not a lot of flavor or aroma to the beer, but the surrounding environment somehow help to make it enjoyable. There are some grassy hop notes and a slight green apple flavor to it, but not much else I can remember.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Faint metallic light grain nose. Small, quickly dissipating head. Clear amber hue. Light caramel accents...very thin bodied, not much flavor. Blah...
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hmmm. Fairly typical Irish lager. Malty nose. Malty taste. A bit thin on the palate. Meh. Not great, but not bad.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Copper color, stale malty taste that jumps out at you. No hops seem present to balance it.