AirForceHops (5659) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Purchased a 12 oz. bottle off the clearance rack at Bottles, Providence, RI. Color is a clear Amber with very little head or carbonation. Aroma is toasted grain and caramel. Flavor is horrible even for the age. Has a herbal hop of sorts that balances the malt. Mild traces of sugar. Pretty simple and follows the style guidelines.
Travlr (19434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Beautiful deep amber color. Aroma of peppery scotch. Taste is sticky caramel.
50belair (3204) - Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. Clear amber pour with a white head. Mild hazelnut and bitter bland hops notes. Below average mouthfeel average body.
annunz123 (945) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice, strong aroma with bread, wood, nuts, and maybe a little pipe tobacco. After that, the flavor is disappointing, water and with some vegetal funk. OK, but not worth seeking out.
jtclockwork (12845) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with Jcwattsrugger. Pours amber with off white head. Nose/taste of resin, toasted grain and grass. Medium body. Decent for the style.
mike67 (1037) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle. Pours copper with small, short-lived, fluffy white head. Aroma is of bread crust, herbal hops and some caramel. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal, earthy hop, bready malt and caramel combine on the palate. Finish is long, bitter, and astringent. I would not buy this brew again.
JaBier (6412) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample prior to the brewery tour on 7/3/13. Clear copper pour with a medium beige head. Bready malt nose with caramel and light hops. Toasty malt flavor with caramel accents before a dry, roasty finish. Very well done Irish Red.
Niko100 (2529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber/ruby color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, & caramel; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, and some hops/grain; Dry finish and slightly bitter; Pretty decent.
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong nutty, malty, husky, ’casky’ aroma. Teak oil clear appearance, as red as any beer that I didn’t suspect of adding food coloring. Taste is pronounced bitter at front, chalky bittersweet out the back. Nice crisp bite that doesn’t overwhelm the other elements. One of the better Irish ales I’ve tried.
jkwalking05 (4523) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted in 2009 (backlog). Brown with a decent off-white head. Aroma is grain, light roasted malts, nuts and bread. Taste is of wheat chex cereal and caramel.