DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells malty and sweet. Looks a deep amber red and pours with a nice frothy head that lingers a couple of minutes or so. The flavor is quite good at first, though it might get old before long. Crisp, somewhat subtly hoppy finish. Overall, I am pleasantly surprised with this Irish Red.
Hangover (1084) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ll call it a copper pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is all malt with an overall earthy aroma. Nice malty flavor with some caramel, bread and some toasted cereal malts. Finish is crisp and has a lingering malty aftertaste. Pretty good.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Made quite the pop when I opened it. Pours reddish amber with a very big off white head. Aroma is earthy, caramel, roasty malt with a spicy hops edge to it. Flavor begins sweet and slightly spicy, finishes almost like a dry stout. Some metallic notes. Good balance. Body is fizzy and a bit on the thin side.
mixmasterob (922) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, nice deep red pour with a tiny white, faded to a thin collar quickly. Aroma was nice and rich caramel malts, some sweetness, and a bit of roastiness. Flavors are straight up malty, lots of caramel malts give it a bit of sweetness although it finishes with a nice hop bitterness. Mouthfeel was decent, not watery thin but not as full as I may have liked. Not a bad local red.
DialSquare (3111) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From an old tasting note. On tap at the brewery/restaurant. Deep red pour. Roasted malt aroma. Taste - sweet malt, caramel, earth. Nice medium texture.
NachlamSie (2880) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Hop City. Pours a deep, dark red with a ring of a white head. The aroma is creamy with gentle hops. Pretty tame and balanced, but tastefully sweet and pleasing. The flavor is also accessible. I find even the 30 ibu’s to be questionable, it’s so malty and smooth. Hints of vanilla, biscuits, licorice, and grass are here. It’s accessible and easy to drink without sacrificing flavor.
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark, reddish amber with a quick off-white head. Nose is weak and fairly uniform sweet malt. Taste is roughly the same. I’d be more detailed but there’s not much to comment on....typical single dimentional Irish Red. Boring.
unclemattie (4317) - Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ TacoMac, John’s Creek. Dark copper color, light tan head. Slight bubblegum aroma. Big flavors of toasted malts, honey & molasses. Finishes with a nutty granola character. There is also an earthy honey flavor. Smooth and creamy texture.
beernovice39 (3223) - Montana, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep red pour with tiny cream head. Roasted scent of malts dominates. This stuff is very tasty and just enough bite. I will get more.
ChainGangGuy (4474) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce pint - $5.25 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours from the wall-o-taps a clear, reddish-amber body with a scant, white head.
Smell: A scent of toasted bread crusts and burnt sugars with a pervasive, though light waft of harvested berries and some background, minuscule notes of earthy herbs and spice.
Taste: Toasty, bready maltiness with a sweet flourish of caramelized sugars. Hint of berry-esque fruitiness. Modestly earthy hops with an additional zip of complimentary spiciness. Medium-low bitterness. Smattering of fruitiness on the bittersweet, drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Hovers comfortably around medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: A smooth, pleasant brew to pair with watching the Masters this past weekend. Best of luck to Dempsey and here’s looking forward to his forthcoming RIS and IPA.