jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@MessrsMaguire. Cream and caramel malts aroma. Reddish amber colour, fine creamy beige head, good lace. Malts, toffee, sweetish and light bitter. Flat and soft mouth feel. Pleasant.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Source:Tap in Dublin.
Appearance:Clear copper pour with a thin off white head.
Aroma:Caramel and a hint of fruit.
Flavor:Sweet caramel base with an earthy finish.
Palate:Light body with solid carbonation.
berkshirejohn (5033) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Maguire’s, Burgh Quay, Dublin. Attractive copper red with a dense cream head; weak fruity aroma; thin body with some sweet malty flavours and a sweet finish. Looks great - but it’s downhill from there on.
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2142-20090515] Tap. Sweet floral yeast aroma with a touch of honey or toffee. Clear, amber orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. More floral sweet yeast in the flavour with a long yeasty aftertaste. Medium body is smooth and a little watery. Drinkable, good.
(@ Messrs Maguire; Dublin, Ireland)
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009-05-15. Dark amber - copper body with a modest beige head. Flavour has an interesting malty profile, tangy, light bitterness throughout, creamy finish with mild malt lingering. (6+) Aroma is mild but pleasant, light malt, sweet caramel touches over slightly drier malt, mild hops. (6+) Average palate is smooth. (3+) Overall impression is Kilkenny-esque but better. Enjoyable but on the mild side. On tap at the brewpub.
downender (6812) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Hillgrove Porter Stores, Bristol 19/03/09. Appealing, reddish amber in colour, with a moderate, off-white head. Sweet, caramel and dough aroma with a whiff of red berries. Flavour was cloyingly sweet, with heaps of barley sugar and crystallised fruit. One pint was enough.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear red brown coloured beer with some very little carbonation and an average creamy white head. Fruity sweet caramel (strawberry?) aroma. Full palate. Finish is light bitter fruity with a light yeasty ending. Nice one.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear reddish amber with medium off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with caramel and mild hoppy notes. Sweet flavor fruity flavor with hops and caramel- Ends bitter. Soft mouthfeel.
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Messrs: To celebrate my 200th rating :-) Dark clear amber, short lasting head, notes of malt, caramel, ripe fruit, flavour is sweet, and sweet short finish, soft mouthfeel.
mjs (5117) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Draught at the brewpub on 2008-07-02) Copper coloured and clear. Medium-sized dense white head. Metallic malty nose. Medium palate with little carbonation. Metallic taste. Also, malts, some sweetness, lightly hops, some caramell and hint of liquorice. Still not good.