hjt1945 (2) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a quite pleasant amber ale - nutty flavors with mild hops. One of the better Irish craft beers
culchiem (2214) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Rusty amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is lots of caramel. Flavour is fruity caramel, nice bitterness in the middle and a long lingering bitter palate. Gets better as you drink it
Beersiveknown (2389) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Phil grimes, Waterford
Pours slightly hazy dark amber with gooseberry and melon on the nose. Medium bodied with fruity hop, slight NS character, v drinkable. Malt to balance. Long tropicalfinish.
kiwianer (3305) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is medium, the body brown and cloudy. It smells spicy, a bit malty fruity. The taste is spicy, special hoppy, fruity-citrus, berry, hoppy, ambermalty, flowery. Interesting and tasty. 12/11/12/12/-/12
Creedence (261) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Franciscan Well Easter Festival. Pours a hazy amber with a pillowy white head. Fresh citrus, hops and salt on the nose. Medium sweetness, light bitterness with a medium sweet finish. Hints of caramel, berries and citrus. Smooth and slightly dry palate. Very nice from the cask.
garthicus (2567) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: golden red. Small white head.
Aroma: Dusty, wheat, cardboard, a little caramel.
Flavour: caramel, quite bitter, a little spicy, long grassy finish.
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little gentler on the hops and fruitier than some if it’s new-generation Irish cousins, but it still packs a little kick. Caramel, soft fruit and spruce aroma. Fairly sweet flavour, more fruit, caramel and a restrained bitterness. Pretty tasty.
ACD (564) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 Keg pint at Farrington’s, Dublin. Deep amber with thin bright white head, decent lacing. Fresh and juicy tropical notes in the aroma, mandarin oranges, slight pine resin. Juicy tropical fruits in the taste, bursting with passionfruit, mango, and grape juice, more of a bitter orange zesty note than in the aroma, touch of bitter grapefruit too - god bless those NZ hops. Good rich malt backbone. Bitter zesty hop finish, great refresher. A great Irish seasonal, hopefully will be making its way onto the permanent line-up soon.
imdownthepub (9447) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Anchor, Birmingham. Amber with white head. Fuller malt notes for this beer, but still carrying a good, healthy, hop wallop. Tropical fruits to the fore, a bit like a tropical fruit punch. Some sweetness, lasting on the palate. Pretty decent.