sebletitje (7211) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
malt caramel et pale, léger citron, fleur, corps est léger, note qcq fruit; pomme.
Bouche est fine et vraiment légère. Bon pour le style sans vraiment sortir du lot.
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is a burnt orange/amber color with an off-white head.
S: Sweet and slightly toasty malts with a bit of caramel. The hops are nearly absent from the nose.
T: Nothing really stands out in this beer. Slightly sweet with caramel notes and a bit of toasted bread/malt. Very light earthy hops.
M: The mouthfeel is similarly unassuming. Medium in body and carbonation.
D: Not at all bad, but there’s nothing here that makes me want to drink this beer again. It’s fairly bland and uninteresting. I’m not trying to be a "typical American" here and need some monster ABV, but some nice flavor would be a good start.
pete4999 (1179) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Porterhouse in Dublin, Ireland. Surprised this one isn’t rated a bit higher, to be honest. I thought that outside of the porters/stouts, this one was the best I tried. A bit of caramel/toffee sweetness but a nice hop backbone. One of the better reds I got to taste on my trip.
obguthr (4385) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty barley nose. Amber color, medium head, good lacing. Tart malt and full of flavor. It’s not exotic, but it isn’t supposed to be. What it is is a well crafted and made irish red.
smith4498 (3215) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber color with off white head. Aromas of caramel and biscuit malts with some grassy hops. Caramel malt and iced tea flavors with some hop bitterness.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from papago consumed 7/10/10...
dark coppery reddish amber with a sandy off white head.
the aroma is of toasted caramel, mild chocolate-coffee-nuttiness-thing, some umami and a ton of spicy dry earthy hops.
the flavor is nice and malty with notes of chocolate, nuts, caramel, a ton of spicy hops and a tingly dryness on the finish.
the medium body is a little astringent (biscuity) and very crisp. 7/4/7/4/15/3.7
patrick767 (3718) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap - Pours clear amber with a lasting frothy head. It has a light, toasty aroma. The flavor is of toasted caramel malt with a solid hops bite. It’s medium bodied and pretty enjoyable.
tmoreau (2792) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the upstairs bar in Finnegan’s of Plainfield, IL. Poured a clear, deep copper color, with silky, off white, head foam, and clingy curtains of lacing. The aroma was light grain, toast, a bit of caramel, and the slightest hint of berry fruit? The flavor added some low hop bitterness in a light body, with some dryness to the finish. Maybe a little thin, but not a bad session beer
IrishBoy (3923) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle from Country Club Liquors. Nose of malty caramel, yeast, and some grassy hops. Clear red copper with a big, glassing, beige head. Flavor is caramel and some mild bitterness.
rubbishystuff (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 Nice to see something other than Guinness brewery out of Ireland. Not bad. Something a little strange going on in the aroma. Also the flavor was overly subdued. Serving: Tap (Nitro?)