Indra (2676) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet, slightly toasted and caramel malt aroma. Deep amber in color and a lasting, fairly creamy head. Flavor is malty, again faintly toasted and sweet caramel. Very lightly spicy bitterness comes in a bit towards the finish. Palate is a little on the fizzy side, body is light to medium. Drinkable but surely not exciting.
pivo (2610) - GERMANY - MAR 2, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap: looks like they were pouring this with a nitro tap by looking at the head. If not, that's a pretty impressive head! Nice color too - a clear, but deep orangy amber. Too bad the appearance was the best part of this beer. Almost no nose. I was getting distinct sulfur tones in the body that were generally unpleasant. Otherwise a light, caramelly malt flavor with little bitterness. Thin body but with a creamy mouth feel.
YogiBeera (2516) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tried this in a netherland restaurant called "de brave Hendrik" in Hamburg, really a funny but also bad headache causing evening - I*m still suffering! Nice bricket red color with a little smooth layer of a head. Hoppy nose - nutty taste with some hops - medium lasting bitter aftertaste. Not bad but nothing more than average.
boto (1908) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2011 Draught: This one poured a clear amber color. It had a tight, white nitro head. Almost solid lacing down the glass. The aroma was lighter, but decent. Somewhat sweet, caramel, floral. The taste is OK. A bit creamy. Fairly neutral on the bitter/sweetness divide. Malts, faint fruits. Hint of roast. Drinkable.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 27, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice head and color, but there are some unpleasant off-flavors. A bit thin and ordinary.
WabashMan (1016) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Time to rate this beer that isn't even available in the US, according to its description. Apparently that excludes common supermarkets in Illinois! Anyway, this beer starts with a medium carmel color and large, slightly off white head. Aroma is fairly weak, in this case, and not overly attractive. Flavor is lightly malty and SLIGHTLY bitter with a mild dry finish. This is drinkable, but not anything great, by any stretch of the imagination.
ByTheGlass (41) - USA - FEB 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Main reason I tried this was it was in the cold section and I hadn't tried it yet.
It was good! A nice surprise
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Stick with the cream stout. This came off thin with a mild taste. I'm still trying to recall why I bought this beer.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2003
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Smelled like ass, tasted like rotten vegetables.....................................
Billyaustin (28) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A safe place to start your exploration of Irish beer. AND afordable too. Drinkable and smooth.