GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber; head is thick and foamy, like fluffy clouds; foamy lacing as well. Pleasant caramel notes; also hints of wheat and smoke. Balanced taste with a nod toward the bitter hops. A bit harsh going down.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Porterhouse brewery tap, Temple Bar Dublin. Sparkler tap gives it that predictably even head. Is copper-red. Mild aroma, because served too cold! Graham cracker crumbs characterize the distinctive tasty malts. Spekulaas, and a lingering toasty finish. Hints of caramel. Quite nice.
gunnar (7508) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours amber reddish with a big creamy nearly yellow head. Aroma of fruits and malts. Taste is a tad bitter floral hops in the foreground, more malts in the background, ends long medium sweet fruity, quite good. Medium bodied.
jtclockwork (13262) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber. White head. Nose of grassy hops, lemongrass, spicy hops and pale malt. Taste is pale and wheat malts, hops and light pinewood.
wlajwl (5432) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2011 Subdued malts, a little bit hops peeks through, a straightforward Irish Red that is balanced and easy to drink.
johnnnniee (3470) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
New beers available at the local today, even at 5 bucks a bottle I still pulled the trigger.
Pours a deep dark golden almost reddish in color with a good sized fuzzy white head that slowly recedes to form a cap and lots of sticky lace. Smells great! Dark crystal malt sweetness hints of dark fruits and burnt sugar. Very little to any hop present in the aroma. Taste is malty sweet with light caramel slightly bready with some dark fruit and an earthy hop bite that surfaces just long enough to keep it on the right side of cloying. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, moderate level of carbonation and a medium to light body. Very simple but quite tasty brew, very easy to drink sessionable ale. If not for the price tag I could easily see more of these in my future.
Cybercat (4738) - Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
It pours a handsome clear dark amber with a fairly thick, if not too persistent head. Aroma is fairly strong and malty with a fruity undertone. Flavor is fruity and malty, a bit on the thin side. Texture is somewhat fizzy and a little watery. Nevertheless, it is still palatable.
marcus (8687) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pull-off tab bottle from City Beer. Pours reddish gold with a rich beige head and a light floral aroma. There is a slightly bitter chocolate and pale malt flavor with a bitter finish. The taste is rather thin, but otherwise not bad.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear russet with a steady cream top. Some decent aroma emerging; toffee, stony minerality, aniseed and herbal, thistle-like hop. Plain and understated with caramel, hedgerow fruit, hints of aniseed and fruit loaf. Not really my thing, but does what it does well.
leaparsons (9543) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper red with an off white head. Aromas are earthy with mellow berries and hints of toffee. Gentle spices with some wet cardboard. Flavours are sweet toffee and Vimto with bubblegum and raisins. A decent fruity ale.