rlgk (14698) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Reddish brown color, looks like gluhwein.Rather carbonated but thin. No much taste at all except from a bitter finish.
SilkTork (5433) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2003
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Nitro Keg, Robin Hood, Bexleyheath. Smooth as a baby's bum and as bland as a clean nappy. If the baby had a shit at least this nonsense would have some character. There are dry roasty flavours in the body which develop in the finish, and there is a slight creamy sweetness up front, but that's off set by the pasteurized hops which taste of wet cardboard. Not a good drink.
Earlier Rating: 1/5/2003 Total Score: 2
Jan, 2003An Irish Red Ale is very slightly different to an English Bitter by the use of roasted malts which gives the red or amber colour and adds a slight caramel tone to the flavour. The bottle version of this beer tastes pastuerised, so there is a stewed hop quality giving a nasty metallic taste typical of pastuerised beers. Leave the bottles of Murphy’s Red alone. They are bad beers. [1.3]
September 2007 Mildly sweet with chocolate notes, faint cardboard and faint roast barley. Tastes like a typical cheap European canned Ambree. Quite drinkable, and with more flavour than your average lager. [2.0]
jek803 (41) - USA - JUL 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not much aroma, but nice dark color with head and lacing to boot. Smoother mouth feel than Guinness, lighter body, toasty, malt...nice balance...finished sweet for me.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2003
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not very good at all. My friend pretended to like it so he could seem knowledgeable about beer. Don't waste time drinking this.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From the Sharp Edge European Beerfest: an intresting irish ale. I still thhough it was very little, but not completely undrinkable.
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2003
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This fucking sucks. Smells like rotten skunk and tastes much the same. Basically tastes like creamy budwieser. Not like I expected it to be good or anything though.
shotgun1431 (134) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2004 Aroma: smells a little like beer. Apperearance: Red with a whitish head. Flavor: Not too bad. Palate: ok. Overall: I like it but not nearly as good as Murphy's original.
ravidesai (950) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 22, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
amber with a creamy head.
slighlyt sweer and fruity. decent bitter hop finish. lingering caramel aftertaste.
larsniclas (6194) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not much of an head, chestnut-coloured.
A sour aroma and flavour, watery palate and some strange taste hidden inside.
PorterPounder (6422) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2003 Rerate - 7/23/03 - finished the last of the 4 pak last night and it was a chore - just not a good flavor at all. Original rating - 2.9 - 16 ounce can - bit of a wet paper bag aroma, with slight malt undertones. Clear, dark copper color appearance with an off white head that is rather thin and dissipates quickly with little to no lacing. Bit of a spicy taste to it - tad of bitterness. Not the smoothest drinking ale around - but hey - it's Irish - it's got to be a little rough right?