Beaver (1163) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with a large creamy off-white head that retains well and laces the glass some.
The aroma is sweet caramel and toffee malts and grains.
The flavor is some light sweet caramel and toffee malts, nuts and grains and a little fruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of sharp carbonation.
Overall, it’s an OK but rather subdued malt forward beer - not too interesting.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
What’s with all these irish beers? Any way, this one is pretty nice. A cloudy reddish amber, nutty, caramel and soft hoppy notes. Subtle sweetness with some rich malt character. Very fruit forward, this beer is. All the way through.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of fruittiness, carmel and light earthiness with a smooth lingering fruity finish.
nuplastikk (3832) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Deep hazy amber-brown color, minimal off-white head. Mellow dark amber malt aroma. The taste is malt centered, with a decent crisp hoppiness that evens it out. Very well done, thick, malty, with quite a smooth body. Not overwhelmingly ambery nor one-dimensional. The hops and specialty malts really play off each other well, great balance. Smooth and mild caramel notes in the aftertaste. Nothing extreme about it, but a well done beer nonetheless, underrated.
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mohagany in color. Thin white head doesn’t last long.
Malty overall in the nose with a tea bag note in the background. Not especially impressive.
On the palate it’s all malty sweetness with a toasted bread or cracker taste that fights with the bitterness of the hops.
Rather full bodied and somewhat drinkable. Worth a try but not a beer I will seek out again.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle). Pours a dark amber/red color. Good clarity. Small tan head. Malt aroma with light sweetness. Light sweet malt flavor. Very astringent. Avg duration. Spare lacing. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Astringent presence overpowers all other characteristics of the beer.
waolsen (1328) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. red/brown pour. fruity aroma, sweet malts, light yeast and spice. light body, sweet malts, light fruit, metallic.
esjaygee (3859) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2009
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Lifeless orange-amber-red with next to no head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, molasses and sweet malt. Taste of holy freakin astringent water with some sweeter malts mixed in. Mild bitter finish.
dwyerpg (4267) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clean almost soapy aroma. Dark red. This is simple mostly. Not real malty, smooth and drinkable.
drjay44 (2352) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a thick creamy head over a slightly cloudy lovely amber body.....nose of malts with some floral hop.....taste profile very interesting with minimal early hop, roasty nutty maltiness swing in, and late hops increase...light mouthfeel. 11/16/2008