JPDIPSO (5597) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear tan color with a moderate head that settles to a tight lid of cream colored bubbles. Nice lace. Light caramel, nuts, and mild toasted malts, The parrts are there, but they do not seem to be working together. Quite thin, but smooth in feel. Light toasty sweetness with a touch of caramel malt. Nice malt linger late in the finish. Not much more than an average amber.
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 (2046) - 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.