downender (7925) - 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.
berkshirejohn (5988) - 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.
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
tap at the brewpub - Pours dark amber, almost ruby red, with a lasting white head. It smells of lightly toasted caramel malt. The flavor is sweet, toasted caramel malt with a slightly bitter, lingering toasted malt finish. It’s decent though bland.
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
19/05/06 Messrs. Maguire Dublin. Good, fairly clear amber red body and head retention is nil. Burnt caramel taste, sweet with a burning dry finish.
mjs (6459) - 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.
KnutAlbert (6712) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the brewpub. A rather sweet red ale. Red berries, maybe, but mostly sugar. when I look at the other ratings here, it stuks me that they do not seem to have any consistent quality to their beers.
Tranquillity (1860) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught at the brewpub in Dublin. Red body, thick off-white head. Almost no aroma, meek taste, almost on finish. Of course, this is compares to the other excellent beers at the brewpub...
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft @ brewpub. Rich amber hue, nice color, head is slight. Aroma is tainted by glue and paint thinner. Is oily and buttery throughout. Is undrinkable, so something must have gone wrong.