JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, - SEP 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark ruby red that’s fairly opaque with a thick tan head.
The aroma is heavy on roasted coffee beans, celery, burnt cookies, and caramel.
The mouthfeel is smooth, with low-medium carbonation. It’s a bit thicker than most Irish Reds.
The taste is coffee, sweet caramel and a mild bitter finish. The Kent hops are there, but not as much as I’d like.
cards04 (2158) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as bad as I thought it would be.. Considering their IPA was nothing special. Pours a maroon color. Aromas of dark grains, root beer, strawberries and cream. Very malty and sweet. Nice.
ljthiessen (647) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep clear reddish brown pour with a creamy beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty, fruit with a touch of vanilla. Flavour is classic red ale, very malty, a little thin, slightly metallic finish. Meh.
GraffitiVandal (127) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
ENG: 500ml bottle from Liquor Mart in Winnipeg, poured into the Teku glass. Dark brown color, clean with red highlights, with small, tan head. Aromas of caramels, roasty, roasted coffee beans. Tastes pretty the same - sweety, delicately roasted coffee, malty and caramelly. Long, coffee bitter aftertaste. Low to medium carbonation, medium body but bit too watery. Overall nice, roasty, caramelly and coffee character beer.
PL: Butelka 500ml kupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg, przelana do Teku. Barwa ciemno brązowa, klarowna, pod światło czerwona, piana jasna, niewielka. Aromaty karmelowe, palone ziarna kawy. W smaku mniej-więcej to samo - słodkie, delikatna palona kawa, słody, karmel. W posmaku długa, kawowa goryczka. Niskie do średniego nasycenie, średnie odczucie w ustach, jednak ogólnie nieco wodniste. Podsumowując przyjemne palone, karmelowe i kawowe połączenie smaków.
DomD (153) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle. Nice caramel aroma. Pours a clear amber with tan head. Taste is a mild bitter. Medium body and creamy texture. A decent Irish ale.
RobBestwick (651) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled sample. Light caramel aroma. Pours dark red with a thin off white head. Brown sugar and nutty flavours with a bitter finish.
Travlr (15104) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear maroon color, off white head. Aroma is nutty, toasty toffee. Taste is malty but not overly sweet, slightly burnt edge. decent.
patricks110 (1963) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty good brew. Pours a clear, golden amber with a thick beige head. The nose is nutty and caramelized with hints of citrus and spicy hops. A bit nutty with a finish of spicy Golding’s hops. A bit astringent.
RobertDale (4104) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml. bottle. Thanks Doug. Pours reddish brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and fruit. Taste is malt, caramel, fruit, and a bit of grassy hops. Pretty good.
cmacklin (364) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany red with an average, tan head that laces. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, fruit, caramel and yeast. Sweet flavour of fruit, caramel and roasted malt with a mild bitter finish. Medium body with a watery texture and mild carbonation. Pretty decent.
Metalchopz (2562) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to my friend Nic for bringing this one back from his East Coast trip. Second Irish Ale of the day. Pours a clean copper-amber colour with a big frothy warm beige head that lasts very long creating some thick foamy-creamy lace. Caramel nose with lost of spices. Again, caramel malt taste with some sourness (probably from not being fresh). Medium-light oily body. Much better than the one I had earlier. Have to try a fresh one when I visit.