GiddyBoy (121) - USA - FEB 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good brew if you like strong ales. Like the stout, it has strong flavor that is not very complex. It is a heavy beer so it is not for leisure drinking. It has a huge creamy head that does not fade. It is a good beer for winter nights, but would not go well in the summer I think.
Timmy (15) - San Pedro, California, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark amber ale, with a frothy rootbeer-float-like everlasting off-white head. Tastes nutty and dark, slightly hoppy, with a subtle finish that drifts into sweetness.
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - FEB 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice creamy head, slight tinge of red in coloring. Flavor hoppy, not overpowering, but just right, like a good ale. Oddly, this beer is brewed by Heineken, which I'm not a fan of, but it's a decent offering.
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sweet aroma with caramel and salami tones.
Some bitterness, then nothing.
Like a watered down version of Kilkenny or Dublin Red from Slottskällan. Please stop now.
hershiser2 (1798) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown in color, small, but fluffy head.
Not much of a smell... if you dig deep you may find a tiny bit of grass, as well as a hint of smokiness.
Smell it? Tastes exactly the same.
Good mouthfeel, and average drinkability... nothing special, but drinkable.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red beer. Whatever. Red beer. Whatever. Red beer. Whatever. Red beer. Whatever. Red beer
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head subsides quickly over a reddish brown body. Sweetish malty nose.
Roasted malts with a hint of heavy coffee. Medium body, not bad but neither exemplar.
surfmurf (85) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Why a Dutch brewery is making an Irish Brew is beyond me. The Smell of this impressed me as did the appearance which I thought were both very good. Looks can be deceiving though as the beer seemed harsh and lacked a smooth rich flavor that i expected from this. Still worth a try but it could never become my regular staple.
drseuss620 (4) - San Jose, California, USA - JAN 12, 2004 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was pleasantly surprised when I cracked one of these bad boys. It's got a nice red color and has a nice caramel flavor. This one sits well with my palate so I'll be buying it again.
SpringsLicker (3374) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty amber beer with a slightly sweet roasty flavor. Enjoyable session type Irish Ale.